August always has me thinking two things: School and Fall. It’s my favorite time of year because of all the cozy clothes, colors and flavors. I’m not really a huge fan of the “school” part though, as I always feel like I’m in over my head trying to juggle things…even when it’s no big deal. 🙂 Overthinker here. 

When do your kids go back to school? Do you homeschool them or do they go to public/private school? Do you have their supply lists? Backpacks? Do they get new clothes before school, or do you buy through-out the year?

Our kids go back to school officially the day after Labor Day, so we’ve still got a month of summer…which for me is great, because it means a month of planning for that first day of school. 🙂 
Jack will go back to school, and start the 2nd grade. I know who his teacher his, and have his supply list. I almost threw it out, too! I was going through his backpack from last year, and stumbled upon a letter from his 2nd grade teacher. I read it, wrote down valuable info and was going to throw it away, when I turned it over…there on the back was his supply list! I was really thrilled that I didn’t have to wait to find out what he needed for school.
My husband’s employer is awesome. If you request it, he’ll provide new backpacks, school supplies, and some neat school related swag for your child for the school year. Jack and Ben got new backpacks in the mail stuffed with supplies. 🙂 I was able to cross off a few things off of Jack’s list!
Ben goes to a year around school, so he’s technically still in school even as Jack is still on summer break. During the summer months Ben will go to school except for Fridays during the week. He also has longer breaks…so he’ll get 1-2 (maybe 3) weeks of vacation time at a time during the year. I love it that way! I don’t have to buy supplies for Ben, just make sure he’s got a backpack with some extra clothes inside. Easy. Simple. He also eats lunch at school, because he gets picky about a cold lunch. It’s definitely worth the money to know that he’s eating something he enjoy and isn’t bringing home an uneaten lunch.