End of School Year Survival tips

Tips for Surviving the End of the School year.

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I don't know about you, but for me,


Even more so than Christmas!

I hope that if I shout it, everyone will hear,
understand and not schedule 
ANOTHER darn thing in the next month!!
Please. :)

Today I'm sharing some ideas for surviving the last month of school!


Oh lunches.
How I loathe thee!  

I'm so tired of making 3 separate lunches every. single. day.
I know, I should have my kids make their own.
I know.
My big kids have early morning Seminary
and since I appreciate their sacrifice of getting up so early,
 I help them out.
Of course my kids are picky and won't all eat the same thing.

So I bought all different LUNCHABLES.
I'm so thrilled to not have to guess what everyone wants every day.
They choose a lunchable from the fridge and go.
BTW- I think I'll figure out a different lunch program for next year.
This business of me being a short order
lunch cook is not working out!



I have been letting things go a bit.

We will all survive if the bathrooms don't
get wiped down every single day.
No one will die if the floors don't get swept and mopped often.
There really is just too much going on
to concern myself with a spotless house.

kids doing chores, kids vacuuming, 9 year old vacuuming

In a few weeks, I can go back to my whip cracking,
'kids do your chores' wrangling ways!

I am still using my cleaning schedule for the bare minimum.



There are only so many hours in the day.
If there are 4 different places to be,
then it's obvious that some prioritizing has to happen.
So my TO DO list is so important!  

make a to do list, to do list, follow to do list

I am making sure to attac
the MOST important things
and scheduling the least important for a less
stressful, less busy time.


Make Easy Meals

Honestly, my kids love eating cereal for dinner,
or when we do, FFYS- fend for yourself.
If not making dinner makes this month a 
tad easier to handle, 
your kids will all survive.

cereal for dinner, easy meals, fend for yourself

Make sure that when you do cook,
you make easy meals.

One of my favorites is roasting boneless, skinless,
chicken breasts,
with cubed potatoes, baby carrots and sliced squashed.
I put it all on a large baking sheet.
I sprinkle it with olive oil, then season with salt and pepper.
I bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees.
Everything turns out delicious being slow roasted.
And there is only 1 pan to clean!


Don't Neglect yourself

It's so easy as women to put our needs last
when things get busy.
But we can't take care of anyone else, 
if we haven't taken care of ourselves.
You know what they say on an airplane,
"Put your oxygen mask on first before assisting others."

take time for self care, write in journal, follow your dreams journal

Read, write in your journal,
go for a walk, go to dinner with girlfriends,
what ever it is,
block out a bit of time in your schedule for yourself.



Put everything
on the calendar.
There will always be last minute events and things
that pop up, but keeping track of everything in one place is

google calendar, put everything on calendar

I use Google Calendar for our family calendar.
Everyone in my family has an invite to 
get the calendar on their phone.
That way they can all see our schedule at anytime.
Also, at the beginning of each month I print 
our Google Calendar out and hang it on the fridge.
If an event does not get on the calendar it does not happen.


Make sure everyone is getting 
plenty of rest

I should have put this tip as number one.
Everything is better after being unplugged and reset, including you.

I know I am a MUCH better person when I have
gotten enough rest.
My kids behave better when they are
getting the sleep they need too!
My kids (even the teens) are going to bed
around 8-9pm.
It helps a TON!!

What are you doing to survive the end of the school year?