5 Things To Do Now the Kids are Back in School

Whew! My kids are finally back in school. (I’m a little excited. Can you tell?)

So now that the kids are out of the house, what’s a girl to do? I offer you five things you could do now that the kids are back in school.

5 Things To Do Now the Kids are Back in School

5. You’ve been stockpiling the mail all summer. Sure you’ve probably pulled out a bill or two that had to be paid. Otherwise, there’s a college-course of paperwork waiting for you. It’s stuffed in  a container in the home office.

4. Work out. Yes yes. We all know running after the kiddos is a form of exercise. But now it’s time to start taking care of yourself again.

3. Go shopping. For real! Forget Target. Now’s your chance to put the little one in a stroller and go look at jewelry or shoes or bras. Who cares?!? As long as it’s something designed for a grown-up.

2. Go get a latte with a friend. You remember friends, don’t you? Trust me. Taking a half hour to reconnect could just be the thing you need. (And on that note, I accept Starbucks donations!)

1. Watch all of the reality shows you DVR’d over the summer in your sweats while eating bonbons. (What? A girl can dream, can’t she?)




  1. I’ll do n. 2 and n.3!!!!!!! Nice post!!

    1. I’ve managed to get in a latte with a friend. How did #2+3 go for you?

    1. Beth – Working out isn’t my favorite thing but I’ve got to get back in the groove! So I’m walking to Vman’s elementary school to start getting it in.

  2. My goal this week is to complete this fabulous list! Great reminders to make time for me!

  3. My mission this week is to complete your entire list! Thanks for the reminder to make time for me!

    1. Let me know how it goes getting through the list! I’ve managed to have a latte with a friend last week. That’s about it.

  4. No 5 – definitely. Piles of paperwork and accounting to do.

    No 2 – yes please. Time out for an uninterrupted grown up chat.

    My own to do list consists of taking time for a long bath without some small child trying to get in with me, dropping my book in the water, nicking my chocolates and spilling my coffee.
    Yes – that is what happens in my bath. What, you wash in yours? So wrong! lol

    1. Ha! We have a beautiful claw-foot tub… it’s so small it only fits the kids :-/

  5. bahahah on eating bonbons. I still have to homeschool the preschooler, clean the house, do the laundry, get in blogging, and all this in time for homework, cooking supper, baths, reading, and bedtime. I wish I had luxury time 😀

    1. Like I said — a girl can dream 😉 Now I’m off to do laundry….

    1. How did the list go for you? I managed to get in a latte with a friend. The paperwork is still waiting for me :-/

    1. I’m still trying to get a girl’s night put together. I need one!

  6. With homeschooling I dont get a ‘back to school’ break but I’ll always take a me break, these are great ideas

    1. A me break is just as important, Karen! Home schooling brings its own challenges for finding time for yourself. Let me know if you have any great tips! Perhaps you’d be up for writing a guest post about it!

  7. My kids are still not back to school yet! They start next week and boy oh boy, your list looks good! I’ve already scheduled time with a friend and I can’t wait! Working out is on the list too…I can kind of wait for that! 😉

    1. I’m trying to catch up on all the paperwork I didn’t do this summer. Then working out becomes the priority!

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