Staying organised throughout the school year

Staying organised throughout the school year - Ever-changing Life of a Mum

School is almost back and this year I’m determined to stay organised by putting a few simple strategies into place.

Even after all of these years, I often find it takes me several weeks to get back into the swing of things once my children return to school but I’ve found some simple ways to help keep on top of things in our family.

Let’s face it, getting organised and staying organised goes well beyond the chime of the 3.30pm school bell. Beyond the school lunch box there are after school activities, meal planning, appointments and family schedules to take into account.

Here are some ways I find useful to keep everyone on track in my family …

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Back to school 2017 with Smash + Tips for choosing the right lunch box

Back to school with Smash - Ever-changing Life of a Mum

* In conjunction with Smash

Finding the right lunch box for your child might sound like a simple task, but in reality it can actually be rather tricky. With so many items on the market these days, it is easy to feel a little overwhelmed when staring at the aisles of possibilities.

From insulated lunch boxes, bento boxes, drink bottles, food and snack containers, ice packs, sandwich cutters, there are so many things to consider.

My family had the opportunity to road test some of Smash’s new back to school range for 2017. My girls and I were super excited to check out what they have on offer – I think I have a slight obsession with collecting lunch box items (along with my addiction to stationery) which I have obviously passed on to my children!

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Mum versus head lice: let the battle begin

Mum versus head lice - CopyHead lice.

Even the very word gets me to start itching my head.

You would of thought after all of these years that something would have been created to get rid of these pesky little blood suckers.

Oh how I dread seeing Miss 9 hand over the pink notice from school, the same one they print off every time there is a head lice outbreak in her classroom.

Somehow a miracle occurred last year and my daughter got through an entire school year without once contracting head lice! Yes, a whole year! Now that was something to celebrate, particularly if you compare it to the year before when I seriously lost count of the number of times I had to remove those awful little creatures from my daughter’s hair.

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