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Your kids may be headed back to school soon, but they’re not the only ones who need to be prepared!
That’s why we put together some great parent tips that will help get you organized and prepare you for your kids’ first day back to school and every day after that, too!
That’s why we suggest personalizing your very own “From the Mom of…” Notepad (at left) complete with all of your kids’ names plus your contact information, including your name, cell phone number and email address.
These cute notepads are sure to come in handy the next time you need to write a quick note for the babysitter, teacher, coach or even another parent you’re trying to schedule a play date with!
Think of it like your own personal mommy or daddy business card – it’s sure to save you a ton of time and stress whether you have one child or a dozen!
Another way to reduce stress as you’re preparing for the new school year is to update your own planner or home calendar with the entire school calendar, including all after-school activities your children may have.
You’ll be happy to have everyone’s schedule all in one spot that you can refer to throughout the year (especially parents who have children in different schools). However, in order to prevent you from feeling overwhelmed, we suggest personalizing our “Simply Organized” Calendar Pad which will help you keep your entire family’s schedule organized on a week-to-week basis.
Your calendar will be much more manageable and much less intimidating so you’ll be more likely to stick to it (we also offer Personalized Calendar Pads that your kids can use to help keep their individual schedules organized, too)!
The best way to fight that back-to-school stress is to be at the top of your game, by making sure you’ve started the day off right with your morning coffee! Head over to our Personalized Coffee Mug Department and have fun picking out a new back-to-school mug or travel tumbler design that you can personalize with your favorite photos, colors and message!
The back-to-school stress and morning carpool will be much more manageable when you’re facing it with a warm cup of coffee in your hand or cup holder!
First thing’s first, we suggest breaking the back-to-school news to your kids gently by announcing that it’s time for back-to-school shopping! Kids love picking out school supplies and it tends to help soften the blow by reminding them that a fresh new year with endless possibilities lies ahead.
Your children’s school should offer a checklist that includes all of the school supplies they’ll need throughout the school year, including a backpack, lunch bag, folders, notebooks, a pencil case, etc. You can find all of these items in designs perfect for students of all ages in our Toddler and Youth, Preteen and Teen, or College Student department in the Back-to-School Store!
Let your kids have fun looking through our wide selection of designs that are perfect for boys and girls of all ages.
Picking out their favorite school supplies will help them warm up to the idea of going back to school and the personalized folders and notebooks are an added bonus as they will help them (and you!) stay organized all year long!
Personalized school supplies not only help your kids stay organized, they also help prevent your kids from mixing up their belongings with another friend or student’s – this is especially important with the new item that’s popping up on almost every school’s checklist: USB drives.
Most kids will bring in the same black flash drives hard to label and distinguish from the rest, but with our “You Name It!” Bamboo Flash Drive – your kids will never worry about mixing up their school work with another student!
Once you have all the school supplies you need, it’s time to prepare your kids’ brains to get back in the swing of things. Encourage your kids to do some summer reading and/or brain teasers as soon as possible so they can start flexing their brains (which may have been on cruise control throughout the summer) and be prepared to return to a full day of learning. If you’re having a hard time getting your kids to read this summer, try motivating them with one of our Personalized Bookmarks or create a reward system that results with a prize or treat every time they meet one of their reading goals. Starting some reading or light academic work as soon as possible promotes a gradual back to school transition that will help your children feel more comfortable and confident as they start the new school year!
Finally, help your children make a smooth back to school transition by calming any first day jitters they may have. Ask your kids how they’re feeling about going back to school and if there is anything that they’re anxious or worried about. For example, if your little one is headed to their very first day of school, or their first day at a new school, they may be nervous about navigating through the building or riding the bus.
We suggest helping them calm their nerves by taking them on a “trial run” before school starts. Start by walking them to the school bus and explaining what time the bus will pick them up on their first day. Then take them to the school and walk them through the hallways and straight to their classroom so they know which way to go on their first day. We also suggest showing them around the entire school, including where the bathrooms are located and, if possible, introduce them to their new teacher or school principal. This little “trial run” will answer any “what ifs” they may have and will have them feeling much more confident about their first day of school!
Follow all these tips plus make sure they eat a nice healthy breakfast and get a good night’s sleep and your little ones are sure to be fully prepared for their first day back to school!
The school year will be here before you know it so we put together a “Back-to-School Cheat Sheet” that’s full of valuable coupon codes, great tips and fun ideas that are sure to help both you and your kids start off the year right!
Each day from July 21st through 25th we’ll unveil a new article that features back-to-school tips and at least one special coupon code!
All of the coupon codes will help you save big on personalized gifts in our Back-to-School Store, school supplies, coffee mugs, photo frames and more!
We even offer some free printables for you to use in back-to-school photos for your kids!
So head on over to our Back-to-School Cheat Sheet now to take advantage of all the valuable coupon codes and helpful tips!
The recipe calls for all types of sweet ingredients like jelly beans, chocolate Twizzlers and coconut flakes but what’s great about the recipe is that each of these ingredients can be easily replaced with other types of candy that you and your family may prefer.
You could always switch out the jelly beans for Skittles or M&Ms and if your kids don’t like coconut you could use green frosting for the grass instead! Moms with picky eaters know, there’s nothing better than a flexible recipe!
While these basket cupcakes are cute, they can only hold so much … what your kids really need in order to celebrate Easter properly is their own Personalized Jumbo Easter Baskets, which are large enough to hold everything the Easter Bunny leaves for them plus all the eggs they find during the Easter Egg Hunt!
The Easter Bunny AND your kids will be happy to see that their baskets are personalized – they won’t mix up their Easter gifts with their siblings’ and moms are always happy to have a nice sturdy basket that they’re kids can use for years to come!
It’s filled with photos that our fans have shared on our Facebook Page. You can get ideas for how to personalize your own gifts by seeing how some of our Facebook Fans have personalized their own and you’ll love flipping through the pictures to see how creative some of our fans really are!
Our fans will love seeing your gifts and your photo could end up in our Fan Photo Album, too!
So what are you waiting for?! Hop on over to our Personalized Easter Gifts Store to find the Easter Basket that’s perfect for each of your children or search for Easter Basket stuffers, Easter decorations for your home, Easter clothes for Kids and so much more!
We’re excited to announce that PersonalizationMall.com has joined Instagram!
For those of you who are unfamiliar with Instagram, it is a social media app that people use to share photos straight from their mobile devices and it has quickly become one of the most popular social media channels out there!
If you’re already on Instagram, be sure to follow us at @PMallGifts or if you haven’t joined Instagram just yet but still want to see what all of the fuss is about, you can check us out on our PMall.com’s Instagram Profile Page for desktop computers.
We’ll be using our Instagram account to share exclusive, behind-the-scenes photos of life here at PersonalizationMall.com plus all the latest news on sales and upcoming contests, as well!
We’ve already had so much fun seeing all of the photos of PMall gifts that our fans have been sharing and we look forward to being able to interact with you in this fun, new way!
We hope you’ll check out our page and follow us, and don’t forget to tag us at @PMallGifts the next time you share a photo of your PMall.com gifts!