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12 New School Year Resolutions

by Erin Dower

Does every school year feel like a blurry whirlwind of stuffing backpacks, dragging kids out of bed, and racing out the door, only to return home later with the same frenzied rush through dinner, homework, and bedtime? This year, make these 12 resolutions for better, more- productive (and less-exhausting!) school days. Follow these tips and then print out this list to hang on your fridge and keep your family focused and less stressed.

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Make Mornings a Breeze


Routines may seem boring, but kids really thrive on them. From day one of the school year, help your family get into the school-day groove by planning efficient, never-miss-the-bus mornings. This printable morning routine checklist can help everyone stay on track. Every day should start with a healthy meal, and there are plenty of easy breakfast ideas.

Next: Pack Healthy, "Green" Lunches

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