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Monday
Sep012014

Weekly Blueprint

Hello everyone, I hope you're enjoying a wonderful long weekend! I'm both sad for summer to end but also excited to get back into a routine with the school year. Be sure to check out recent back to school content on coping with challenging transitions, the importance of schedule and routine, tips for making mornings easier, and back to school books. Meanwhile, enjoy these weekday events via the Weekly Blueprint:

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Sunday
Aug312014

Best of August 2014

End. of. August. MAN. Workwise, this has actually been a very full summer for me and I wish my personal pace had been a bit slower, but I still managed to carve out some vacation with the family, including a good amount of beach time, and that makes me so, so happy! Speaking of which, I need to hop back offline to return to the holiday weekend but quickly wanted to share the best of August; happy back reading and happy September tomorrow!

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Friday
Aug292014

Weekend Roundup

Greetings everyone and happy Friday! I'm actually writing from the tail end of vacation where we've enjoyed time with friends, cornhole, beach time, and lots of delicious food. We'll be home soon and will attempt to get our brains into back to school mode, but before that, here's a great roundup of 24 weekend events, lovingly curated for your consideration. Have a great holiday weekend!

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Thursday
Aug282014

14 Ways to Cope with Challenging School Transitions

For the final post in my back to school refresher series, I wanted to share this archive post on coping with challenging school transitions. We suffered with transition woes big time over repeated years with Laurel and relied on a number of tactics to help us through. Here are 14 ways to cope with challenging school transitions, which I deliver with hugs and high fives and good wishes for back to school season!

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Wednesday
Aug272014

The Importance of Schedule and Routine During the School Year

Per my back to school refresher series, today I wanted to share an archive post on the importance of schedule and routine during the school year. These tips come from educator and former contributor Sheri, who notes that getting kids into a consistent rhythm and routine from the start takes a bit of work but is enormously helpful through the rest of the school year, both in allaying jitters and increasing productivity.

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