7 Back to School Vows I'll Make -- & Break (PHOTOS)

7 Back to School Vows I'll Make -- & Break (PHOTOS)

back to schoolThe clock is counting down. Though it feels like I just took this photo of my daughter on the LAST day of school, all of a sudden, we only have a few more weeks until it's back to school time! And that means only three more weeks to evolve into a much more organized, calm, sane person! If you count those three years of preschool, this will be my SEVENTH year dealing with school as a mom. (Wow.) So by this time, I should really have my act together, right? 


Funny! Here are 7 vows I'm making that will ensure this year I'll finally have the routine down pat, no missing permission slips, and beautiful, easy mornings ... a mom can dream, right?

What are the back to school vows you'd like to make this year?


Image via April Daniels Hussar

  • Back-To-School Mommy Vows

  • Making Lunch


    Image via buzzymelibee/Flickr

    I will make my daughter's lunch the night before! Better yet, I will get HER to make it the night before! Ahh ... just think how much more peaceful the mornings will be. (Hahahaha.)

  • Picking Out Clothes


    Image via April Daniels Hussar

    Speaking of the night before, I will make sure my daughter picks out her outfit before she gets in bed, so getting dressed in the morning is nice and easy (and torture-free)!

  • The Paperwork


    Image via April Daniels Hussar

    I will deal with each piece of paper that comes home from school as soon as I get it, instead of letting everything pile up in the "Basket-O-Chaos"! (This photo is my actual Basket-O-Chaos, the summertime version. Believe it or not, it gets worse. Much worse.)

  • Not Overcommitting


    Image via mrsdkrebs/Flickr

    I will be involved in school activities, but ... I. Will. Not. OVERCOMMIT. (Stop the madness!)

  • After-School Snacks


    Image via dietriffic/Flickr

    I will always have healthy yet appetizing after-school snacks on hand!

  • Get Up Earlier


    Image via catherinehalpert/Flickr

    I will get up 20 minutes earlier this year than last year, so we can have a nice, calm, un-rushed morning. Yay!

  • Helping With Homework


    Image via wellohorld/Flickr

    I will remain calm, sweet, and patient when helping with math homework! Even though it makes me want to TEAR MY HAIR OUT!

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