I can't say that this is a week I was looking forward to. After two weeks of vacation from work, my husband is going back today, and on Wednesday Natalie begins first grade. I think it is absolutely ridiculous that our summer fun must come to an end only 8 days into August. School should start in September! I find myself overwhelmed by the thought of what a new school year entails: getting up early, the dreaded morning rush, homework, what seems like endless car rides to school and activities, more structured dinners... just to name a few! Ha! I will be spending the first part of this week getting mentally prepared as well as organizing the house for the chaos to come. This homework/backpack station looks like a good idea to me, and would be simple and easy to implement. Both the girls will be in school this year (Kara starts Pre-K in Sept), so it is going to take more organization to stay on top of it all. I need to just take a deep breath and remind myself that it seems overwhelming now, but as soon as we get back into a routine we will all be fine. And I think for one of my first back-to-school dinners I will be making this recipe- still summery, but hearty as well. I hope to post on schedule, but if it gets spotty you know why. I didn't post my usual over this weekend because I was busy soaking up every last bit of fun I could! Are you dealing with back-to-school already too? Any tips for this already frazzled mom? ;)
I will announce the winner of the Go Chic or Go Home giveaway later today. Thank you for all who entered.