Lots of kids are heading back to school this week or shortly after & some are back to school already. Have you made any changes to your routine so that you’re starting off the new school year more organized or is it MOTS (more of the same)? You have to ask yourself “what can I do to make things easier & less stressful”. I say this all the time, get everyone in the household involved to help. Even younger kids can do age appropriate chores. Prepare and do as much as possible the night before like pack lunches & choose clothing to wear the next day which will save time in the morning. Place backpacks at designated area before bedtime so that time is not wasted in the morning looking for it and that homework and other papers are already in it. A family calendar is a must so that everyone knows what’s going on with other family members. Communication is vital especially when everyone is running in different directions. Everyone’s household is different so you have to decide what works best for you and your family’s lifestyle.