Back to School Shopping - July 28, 2011

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It's the most hectic time of the year-back to school! But your kids are not the only ones getting ready for the first day back. Suddenly you find your own tasks stacking up... carpools, school supplies and planning those busy weeknight dinners!  

If you're already shuddering at the very sight of these quandaries, fear not! founder, Tara Paterson joined Guy this morning to share how you and your family can transition smoothly into the new school season!  

"School Rules!" Back-to-School Tips:
-Assess what you own before you go shopping, so you don't duplicate what you already have.
-Make the morning rush easier
    - do some things the night before 
    - Let kids help pick out their clothes 
    -Pack backpacks and leave them by the door 
    -Set out lunch boxes for easy access
-Find both paper and online organizational tools
-Weekly planners and calendars, USB drives and tablets
-Go to a one-stop shopping sources to get everything you need in one place, this will save you lots of time.

Below are some of the one-stop shop sites that can ease the stress of back to school:

¤Damage Free Hanging  
¤School Supplies 
¤Sears Clothing
¤Organization Supplies

More about Tara Paterson:

She's the creator of, a web site with advice, ideas, and resources designed to "touch each Mom's life, one Mom at a time." Tara went on to create Moms In Print, a resource to assist, educate, and guide mom writers to realize their dream of being a published author. The Just For Moms Foundation has been involved with projects that involve a grassroots effort to support the Reading Rainbow; the creation of the prestigious Mom's Choice Awards™; and is the recipient of a portion of the proceeds from the Chicken Soup series - Chicken Soup for the Mother and Sons Soul.

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