August means getting the summer slackers geared up for back to school again.
Just when you've got summer's rule-free days figured out, here come the rigid class and home schedules that mark the new season.
No problem, right? You're the parent and you've got a handle on things.
And if you don't (or won't just yet) here's the cheat-sheet to use in the days ahead as we shift gears into fall.
The kids are back to school.
No more sleeping late.
No more casual breakfasts.
The chaos of early-rising mornings has begun!
Don't let the craziness of new school year throw the family schedule into complete chaos.
These 9 family organization tips can help tame morning madness and get everyone out the door (usually) on time.
It's frustrating when you take the time to pack a healthy lunch for your child and it comes home half-eaten.
Try switching things up this year as part of your back to school plan. (But not too much.)
You can still make sure it's healthy.
And with a little creativity, that brown bag might not come back at all.
Here are 7 tips for school lunches kids will actually eat.