5 Back-to-School Mom Must-HavesAnother school year, another exciting whirlwind season of meeting new teachers, coordinating busy family schedules, running here and there and trying to keep it all together. Stress less and be prepared with our top 5 list of mom must-haves:
1. A Planner
Every mom needs a great planner. If you like an electronic version, we highly recommend Cozi. This free amazing app makes it easy to keep track of your family’s appointments and daily schedules. Sign up for a shared family account to stay current on what’s happening, where it’s happening, and what’s needed to make it happen.
Features include family calendar and journal, shopping and to do lists, meal planning and compatibility with multiple devices. If you prefer something tactile, check out the gorgeous new Erin Condren line. Whichever you choose, take some time to plan your year, month by month. The holidays will be here before you know it, and come January it’s practically time to start planning for next summer!
2. A Travel Cup
Chances are your favorite traveling cup is broken, leaky, or lost. Considering the amount of time many of us spend in our cars or public transportation, or at the orthodontist’s office, moms deserve the small luxury of a great travel cup.
3. One Great Bag
Moms get instant style with a great handbag or tote. And face it, you’re toting plenty. Splurge on something you love, or get something fun, current, and inexpensive. (Looking at you, Target!) Then get organized with zip pouches that keep things tidy and mobile so you can switch it up depending on the needs of the day.
We know you know that VolunteerSpot's free online signups are hands down the easiest way to organize any group or event. We just wanted to remind you that we’re not just for class parties and soccer snacks. Use VolunteerSpot to organize all kinds of important things in your life—charity runs, meals for friends with new babies, and that critical Moms Night Out.
With VolunteerSpot's mobile tools, you can use your smart phone or iPad to coordinate sign-ups and keep track of all event details in one place. And never, ever sift through a long chain of Reply-All emails again.
Not sure what to make for dinner, much less how to actually make it? If meal planning isn’t your gig, let someone else do it for you. The eMeal subscription service offers up dinners for the week complete with recipes and shopping lists. Best of all there are several plans to choose from. You can choose plans for classic, low-fat, paleo, or busy family favorite—crock pot!