Monthly must reads for parents – August Edition

The children going back to school after a fun summer is always a significant moment in the year. 

Parents are both relieved and a little sad. Teeny tiny new starters are excited and nervous. Existing pupils are grumpy about work and routine but are happy to be seeing their friends. 

Organisation and shopping are key features of the end of August and early September. New ‘trendy’ shoes, bags with a million pockets, an unbelievable amount of school uniform and fluffy pencil cases. It’s stressful, busy, everything is out of stock and tempers can fray. 

August’s must-read list will ease your family’s back-to-school angst and remind you that you’re not the only parent feeling overwhelmed. 

10 ways to prepare yourself for your kid starting school on Brummy Mummy of 2
‘Brummy Mummy of 2’ has treated us to a beautifully emotive and funny article on preparing your little ones for school. It will make you laugh, cry a little and is full of great advice. 

10 tips to simplify your family’s morning on The Chatter Block
‘The Chatter Block’ is based in San Francisco but is a fantastic blog for U.K parents to follow. Their articles are no-nonsense, practical but still full of empathy and warmth. I love this guide to creating a morning routine for your family. Follow this advice to ensure a calm, organised start to every weekday. 

Peanut butter breakfast bars recipe on Mum in the Madhouse
On the lookout for quick and nutritious breakfast or snack ideas? ‘Mum in the Madhouse’ shared the perfect recipe this month. Her Peanut Butter Flapjacks are divine and great for school run mornings and lunch boxes.

The back to school guide for introvert on Mother Distracted
‘Mother Distracted’ has been my favourite blogger this August. The very lovely Linda and her family are fun and relatable. There’s a guide for parents who struggle with shyness at the school gates, some awesome lunch box ideas and a laugh out loud article on the joy of sending your kids back to school after six long (but amazing!) weeks. 

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