Yesterday, I took part in the Don’t Fret the Sweat Talk on TheMotherhood. We had a great conversation about tweens heading back to school, how to keep them organized, the best ways to deal with the homework wars, and what to do about schoolyard bullying. These are not easy topics, but there were a lot of great ideas shared, and I came away with a few new tricks up my sleeve!
If you weren’t able to catch it yesterday, you can read the Talk Summary and catch up on everything you miseed.
For more information on these hot topics, you can watch Rosalind Wiseman talking teens, tweens and parents with Anderson Cooper and Dr. Phil at 8PM on October 9th and 14th.
And that’s not all! No ma’am. Unilever has provided a gift pack as a giveaway for Musings of a Housewife readers.
Check this out — a Vera Bradley bag; one sample each of Dove, Degree Girl and Degree Men deodorant; and Rosalind Wiseman’s books Queen Bees and Wannabes and Boys, Girls, and Other Hazardous Materials.
To enter to win, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post and tell me how it’s going with your back to school routine. If you don’t have kids in school, no worries. Any relevant comment is welcome!
I will randomly select a winner using the And The Winner Is plugin for WordPress, and the winner will be announced on my Facebook page sometime next week (read: whenever I remember to close the giveaway.) Be sure you’re a fan! You will have 3 days to respond before I choose another winner.
71 thoughts on “Don’t Fret the Sweat RECAP”
having three kids in three different schools is kicking my bottom. we have 5 pick-up and drop-off times and it is exhausting! i used to dread days off of school–now i am so thankful to have a day off. this is going to be one long school year…
I am a high school nurse and a mom to a tween and a high schooler – this is great info for both of my jobs…… the routine is always a work in progress! : )
I have a 6th grader and a 2 year old. This year has been especially easy with the older one- the older she gets, the more responsible she is! I am still having trouble with the school papers though, trying to keep them all organized!
I dont have kids but I totally have a morning routine. Since school started- it’s going okay:)
My three oldest are back in the routine, but my five year old is having a hard time. He still wants to stay home with Mommy!!
So far so good….I take little man to school and my son and daughter drive themselves (and the neighborhood) to high School!
The after school is tough…everynight it is someone’s sports going on! love it though!
So far, little progress. Football practice and games take up most of the evening leaving little time for homework and chores. I really thought back to school time immediately brought back order, but not really at our house right now!
So glad to be back to school, but we need to work on actually using our in/out baskets! I’m ordering Lunchskins online today for sack lunches – I’ve heard they are a great reuse item instead of disposable lunch baggies – smart! We don’t sell these great items, we are just sharing this and other smart lunch bag ideas on our blog YESSpaces.com/blog
(Please draw me! I really want to win those books in the gift bag!)
Things are going pretty well..my daughter is a senior and has it together thanks
Back to school is great so far…the only one suffering is my 15 month old who finds her naps cut short by school pickups at 12 and 2. Oh well…she will adjust I am sure but there is no way I am letting her nap after 3 in the afternoon. Way too close to bedtime!
We are slowly settling into the back to school routine…..these dark mornings make it hard to get the kids up though.
Back to school is going well!
My kids are grown up and past the back to school stage, and I sure miss it!!
Well, I don’t have kids, but I am sure NOT enjoying this back to school traffic. 🙂
What a fun prize! Our back to school routine is going…okay…still ironing out the kinks!
Back to school started here, late in July. We homeschool, and saw the benefits of having started a bit earlier, keeping that good routine for the week. The routine is good for us all, and lets us be more free to take off when we need to, without being worried that we’re missing required days!
Back to school is going well. The key to smooth morning for us, is getting everything together the night before. Packing lunches, ironing clothes, placing this in the car that need to make the morning commute. Works for us!
My daughter is in college so far so good… Thanks for this giveaway
Hope it’s not to late to enter. BTS has been tougher than usual this year. My 9 (almost 10) year old daughter is now in 4th grade and with being in upper grade comes a lot more work and responsibility. My daughter is usually on top of things but the transition back to daily homework after the homework free days of summer has been a big adjustment. She’s only been back two and a half weeks so I’m hoping we’ll be settling into the routine nicely this next week.
Oohh, I love Vera Bradley. I don’t have a kid in school yet but that tote bag will definitely be a nice touch (to replace the old diaper bag!) to haul the kid essentials whenever I do errands. I haven’t read those books yet but I’m sure it will give me ideas for when my kid is already in school (which starts next year – gasp!).
My daughter just started middle school and she loves it,but I know what you are saying.
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