Monday, August 22, 2016

Let's get organized! 7 Tips for organizing now that school is back in session!

Believe it or not, it’s  back to school time. It’s a time of excitement and new beginnings—oh, and rushed mornings, lost library books, and mountains of school paperwork for mom and dad to fill out.
Feeling overwhelmed yet? If so, commit to making this year your family gets organized for back to school. These awesome back to school organization tips are the perfect place to begin!

 Make a checklist of everything that needs to get done between now and the first day of school, invest in a planner they are life savers!

  • Fill in your calendar now with all important dates for the school year. Mark days like enrollment, open house, PTA meetings, and other upcoming events. Go to the school website to get a calendar for the upcoming year and write down all dates that pertain to your child so that you don’t have to juggle and reschedule later on.

  • Ease everyone back into the school schedule by slowly going to bed earlier and waking up earlier. Getting into routine at least 2 weeks in advance will make the transition an easy one! You can also make the transition smoother by creating charts of things they need to accomplish in the morning before school and in the evening before bed.
  • Pick a time of day to do homework, when it will occur and try to stay consistent with the time! Set up a homework station or study spot in your house where all the supplies your child will need are handy in bins. 
  •  Set up a area by your door where your child can store anything that needs to be taken to school the next day; to minimize the last minute rushing to find things.

  • Start labeling everything with your child’s name!

  • Figure out ahead of time how you’re going to store your child’s artwork, projects, and school papers; otherwise they’ll quickly start piling up! 


  •  Packing lunches can get stressful! Planning ahead is KEY! Check out our Back to School Pinterest Board for lunch ideas and more organization tips!

Monday, August 1, 2016

Swimming and Water Safety!

It's always so beautiful this time a year! Who wouldn't want to spend all day cooling down by the water? Make sure your whole family stays safe and has fun while you enjoy the water this summer. Enrolling your kids in swimming lessons, learning CPR and educating yourself about water safety are three excellent steps.
Keep kids safe this summer when swimming in the pool or splashing by some waves with these tips!

Get your children Enrolled in swim classes:

 Swim Guru
Address: 10545 Aurora Ave N
Phone: (206) 200-9449

Evans Pool
Address: 7201 East Green Lake Dr N, Seattle, WA 98115

Know CPR:

CPR Seattle
(206) 504-3280
4222 Stone Way N
Seattle, WA
American Red Cross
Mail: PO Box 3097 Seattle, WA 98114-3097
Office: 1900 25th Ave S
Seattle , WA 98144-4708
Phone: (206) 323-2345 

Create a process your child/children must go through before entering a pool, such as:

 Putting on a swim diaper, a swimsuit, a life jacket or floaties


Applying sunscreen

 Always keep your kids under constant supervision!



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