While we as moms necessarily put most of our focus on getting our kids ready for school, there's also getting ourselves ready - and opening up ourselves to the possibilities that the school year will bring for us.
Perhaps this is the first year all your kids are in school and there will be previously unknown swaths of time for you to do...something? Perhaps it's an opportunity for more one on one time with your younger child? Perhaps it's many thing. No matter what it is, think about what back to school will mean for you, too.
After the initial several weeks of adjustment to the new schedule, you and your family hopefully will settle into a comfortable routine. Depending on your situation, this may mean additional time during various parts of the day to get things "done." But what things? Sure, there's always stuff around the house to be done, but will it instead mean time for you to catch up on some reading or crafting, taking that yoga class you've been thinking about for so long, or maybe even thinking about a part-time job - or a change in your current job?
Taking advantage of the structure and hopefully time created by the school day is a terrific way for moms in any situation to spend a little energy on themselves. This isn't (necessarily) the gleeful, "The kids are in school and now I can eat bon-bons" type of thing - unless you want it to be - but a real opportunity to do something new and different.
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