Sing the praises of the back to school season! It’s a time marked with buying school supplies, answering a million questions from the kids, and watching a flood of commercials about new school clothes. Fortunately, your DVR solves the third problem.
The other two are more difficult to solve. Checking the paper for when the sales and best deals are mitigates the cost of buying new school supplies. And if you’re a Limelight Deals shopper, then you’re already a savvy saver.
Answering questions about making new friends, or how hard a new math class will be, is probably the hardest obstacle. You had those same worries as a kid. You want to help. But the best thing you can do is just be there when your kids return home from school, listen to their stories and offer advice when appropriate.
Another solution which warms the heart and soul (and stomach!) is a hearty meal. Whether prepared at home or at your favorite neighborhood restaurant, a family meal melts away the day’s problems. Nobody feels stressed while eating a gooey, cheesy bowl of macaroni or biting into a juicy burger.
Sharing a meal together unites the family through food and laughter. Stress usually follows back-to-school chaos. Alleviate the madness with a family outing.