I can't believe it is time to get back to school. The summer just flew by. Will started school on Monday, and Madison starts tomorrow. We just made a few tweaks the last week or so to get the kids ready for school. The first thing I did was take the kids in for doctors appointments and eye doctor appointments. It is very good that I did that because that's how we found out Will needed glasses! We also picked up new clothes for school (or for Madison – uniforms). We made sure everybody's shoes fit — Madison went from a 13 to a 2 (aff).5 in gym shoes!!!! Her dress shoes I had to buy with about 1 month left of school, so thankfully they still fit. We've also moved their bedtimes earlier and have gotten them up earlier in the morning. Another thing is school supplies. I luck out that I can order them right from Madison's school in May, and we picked them up 2 (aff) weeks ago at Book Bill Day. However, for those other things you need (like emergency contact cards, allergy cards, play date cards, academic planners, etc), you can check out Tiny Prints. They have such great quality items, and I've loved everything I've ever ordered from there.
How do you plan for back to school time? Any tips you'd like to share?