Thoughts on a thriving life.
The beginning of school sneaks up on me with mixed emotions. I love lazy summer mornings, absent of the pressure to get everyone up, fed, dressed, lunches packed, homework finished, and out the door on time. I am blessed to have a job that allows me to enjoy summer days building sand castles at the beach, going for bike rides, and afternoons of swimming at the pool with my boys. But with September just around the corner, I also find myself anticipating the return to the classroom.
Come September, everyone in our house will be back in school. I teach 4-year-old preschool at a local preschool and kindergarten. This week has been filled with organizing my classroom and lesson plans for the coming year. Ask any teacher and they will all tell you the importance of being prepared for the first day of school. As teachers we plan and prepare in advance knowing that all this work is setting us up for a successful first day of school.
But being prepared is not limited to the teacher. As parents, our days are filled with tracking down school supplies, buying new latest and greatest fashions, and making sure our pantry is full of food for lunches. All of this can be fun but there is a whole other side to being prepared for school that we can easily over look. Below are some ideas I want to share with you that come from my experiences as both a parent and a teacher.
These are just a few of my thoughts but I’d love to hear what you find to be helpful for you and your family as you get ready to head back to school. Leave a comment below filling us in on what works for you!
Also, as a Parent Coach, I love working with parents who might are struggling with how the transition back to school. There are so many reasons this season could be a challenge. If you are finding yourself knowing that something needs to be different but struggle to know what that is or how to do it, give me a call or send me an e-mail. I’d love to work with you on building a solid foundation for your family to thrive this school year!
As a woman, mom, friend, and lover of Jesus, it is my desire to live present and wholeheartedly in each moment of my life. Daily Rhythms is full of thoughts, encouragement, parenting information, and my personal journey in living wholehearted in the daily rhythms of life.