Weekly Web Round-Up: Week of August 24, 2012

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Or at least I thought so when I was in school—especially through college. To me, there was nothing better than back-to-school season. The fresh school supplies (I love office supply stores), seeing friends everyday, and English class were absolutely the best parts of school starting. Whether you’re a parent who can’t wait for the kids to start school again, or you don’t want the summer to end, we’ve gathered some great back-to-school posts for the Weekly Web Round-Up.


One mom who doesn’t want the summer to end just yet is Wendi Aarons, over at Alphamom; her two sons are at the age where they “still think the best thing to do all summer is hang out with their mom and dad.” In her essay “Aint No Cure for the Start of School Blues,” Aarons talks about the chaos of summer and the unending descriptions of her sons’ video games. But:

Despite all of that, when a letter came in the mail last week informing us that the first day of school was almost here, I completely shocked myself by tearing up. My concerned husband asked me what was wrong. “I don’t think I’m ready for the boys to be out of the house all day,” I dejectedly answered him. “Maybe we should think about home schooling them this year.”


If you’re a parent who doesn’t want the summer to end because your little one is starting preschool this fall, the guest post by Robbie K over at take2mommy is a must read. Robbie, a former preschool teacher, shares her top 10 tips on “How to Survive the First Day of Preschool.”


Do you take the annual back-to-school photo? Babble compiled 12 tips and ideas for great photos on the first day of school.

Do you have a hectic morning schedule, between getting the kids ready and getting yourself ready? Don’t worry if you don’t have time to make a healthy lunch for your kids. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has set new guidelines for school lunches including: “schools [must] offer dark green, orange or red vegetables at least once a week, and students must choose at least one fruit or vegetable at every meal. Trans fats are banned from service, and any flavored milk offered must be fat-free.” Check out Huffington Post’s slideshow depicting what is now required.


If you do have time to make lunch in the mornings, check out our “Stuff We Like: Make Lunch Fun” blog post. I wish some of these items had been around when I was in school because I took my lunch every day.


Hope your transition into the new school year is easy!


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