5 must have items for a smooth back to school transition



As parents rejoice the ringing of the school bells, the long list of must have seem to grow. While teachers have carefully crafted the school supply lists, these lists focus solely school work. But, as parents know, back to school necessities are more than just pens and paper. 
 
Here are 5 must have items for a smooth back to school transition

Stay Hydrated with Autoclose Contigo Shake and Go:
Hydration is important to a healthy lifestyle. Kids can build up quite a thirst during the day. From recess, hot temperatures and lots of activity, drinks are key to keeping the kids energized throughout the day. The Autoclose Contigo Shake and Go allows the kids to keep their favorite beverages at their desk, in their backpack or on the bus. Without fear of spillage with the quick seal lid, no one will cry over ruined homework. The AUTOCLOSE technology offers leak proof shaking and mixing. From the water flavor enhancers to protein shakes, these Contingo glasses get the job done. Contigo Shake and Go is available at various retailers and comes in two sizes.
Let’s face it, kids have a voracious appetite. Even though parents would hope that fruit and veggies make up a large percentage of their choices, kids still want the occasional treat. Otis Spunkmeyer No Funky Stuff line of snacks is a good choice. 
No Funky Stuff  means that Otis Spunkmeyer delicious foods are made without artificial flavors or colors, high fructose corn syrup, or partially hydrogenated oils. The company's commitment to “No Funky Stuff” ensures that the Otis Spunkmeyer line of sweets is delivering on a superior tasting treat that people love. 
While many families enjoy baking themselves, the busy schedules don't allow that extra free time. This line from Otis Spunkmeyer tastes like from from the oven but with the on-the go convenience. From blue berry muffins to chocolate chip cookies, everyone in the family will enjoy these sweet treats. Otis Spunkmeyer No Funky Stuff line of treats are available at various retailers.


Family planner/calendar
Have you ever noticed that back to school means a crazy, busy schedule? From sports to band to orthodontist appointments, a family schedule can be more difficult to coordinate than a company president.A good family planner can be a huge help. Choose one that would for your family. A book that is left by the kitchen table, a wall calendar or an app are all great options. The key is to keep all the information in one place.

Salton Harley Pasternak Blender
I’m sure you’re wondering why is a blender on this list. It’s simple, a blender is a quick easy way to prep tons of food. From the morning smoothie to a quick soup lunch, the Salton Harley Pasternak Power Blender gets it done with a press of a button. 

With the Salton Harley Pasternak Power Blender, fresh smoothies and more are just a minute away.
The Salton Harley Pasternak Power Blender makes quick work of the family’s blending needs. The powerful motor and sharp blades creates a lovely consistency for smoothies or full fruit juices. With easy to use controls, this blender will become a mainstay in the kitchen.  Available at various retailers, the Salton Harley Pasternak Power Blender retails for approximately $299.
 

A sense of humor
Let’s be honest. Being a parent isn’t easy. We have to be responsible, we have to be dependable and we don’t get a day off. While I may have the bad mom fantasy of sipping away the day with a bottle of wine, the reality is far from that mirage. Still, when the schedule goes down the toilet, the kids get sick and all else goes AWOL, there is something to laugh about. Maybe it’s the crazy neighbor down the street, the funny meme on Facebook or just that you didn’t spill your coffee on your white shirt. If we can’t laugh at all of the craziness, how will it ever get better?

7 comments:

  1. This is a great list of back to school must haves! Healthy snacks are at the top of our list!

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  2. Love this must have list! We use the family calendar and it keeps everything organized. Also, the sense of humor is a must :)

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  3. I am def getting that shake and co. I need to make sure I stay hydrated.

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  4. I would have been lost without a wall calendar by the phone. That kept us all together through the school years!

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  5. A sense of humor is a must I agree. You have to just let the chips fall and keep your chin up, there will always be snags.

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  6. Back to school can be so stressful! I couldn't survive without my planner!

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  7. Normally I would agree but this year back-to-school was a dream! All we had to do was get new backpacks and indoor shoes. All of the "hard" stuff was done for us but now the real fun begins with all the back to school activities!

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