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Mom’s Back to School Sanity Savers

young women drinking coffeeIt’s back to school season, and moms everywhere are rejoicing. Not only do moms get a bit of their time back during the day, their homes might even stay a bit cleaner with the kids being back in school. It can take a few weeks to get back into the school day routine. It’s a lot of work to make sure that everyone has what they need for the next school day (the night before), and to see that everyone gets to school on time. Every mom has her own special bag of tricks and a unique way of doing things, but even super moms need a little help every now and then. Check out these must-have products for moms for the back to school season!

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Alarm Clock

Moms often wake up on their own, thanks to their internal clocks. Once a mom establishes a sleep-wake routine, she may not need any help waking up in the mornings. It’s always a good idea to have a back-up alarm, just in case. Many moms now use their smartphones as their alarms, which is a great idea, especially if you rely on an electric alarm clock. If the power happens to go out in the middle of the night, you don’t want to be stuck having over-slept. On the flip-side, it’s great to have a battery powered or electronic alarm clock, just in case your phone dies during the night.

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Keurig Brewing System

Smart moms survive on coffee- it’s just a fact. Every mom has her own coffee or tea routine. Some moms just need that first cup of coffee to wake up each morning, and then they’re good to go for the rest of the day. Other moms might need to drink coffee from wake up time to lunch time, and then switch to decaf in the afternoons. With a busy morning routine, there’s no time to wait around for an entire pot of coffee to brew. A Keurig Brewing System allows you to quickly brew the perfect cup of coffee on demand, at the touch of a button. Not a coffee mom? Don’t worry- there are hot cocoa and hot tea K-Cups available, too!

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Yoga Pants

Whether or not moms want to admit it, they need to own a good pair of yoga pants. They might just want a good pair for working out, but let’s face it- getting everyone out the door and to school on time is its own workout. Yoga pants are ultra comfy and are easy to pull on in the mornings. Yoga pants from Prana are perfect for every season, and go with just about anything you might want to throw on from a t-shirt or sweater to track jacket. Wear them with sandals, flats or sneakers. Who says moms have to change out of those yoga pants once they get home from the school drop off line? They’re great to lounge in, run errands in, and go about your daily tasks in. They’re not appropriate, however, for professional settings, PTA meetings, or romantic dinners out with your spouse.

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Annual Planner

An organized mom is a happy mom, and mom’s can’t stay well-organized without a good planner. Sure, you can plug all of your dates into an app on your phone, but many moms seem to do better with actually writing things down. Keep everything from daily appointments and schedules to grocery lists and weekly meal plans in one easy to access place. Many planners come with colored pens for journaling or doodling, to make the task of organizing the family’s schedule less daunting.

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The streaming service may not be a necessity, but it can certainly be a nice way to unwind. Whether mom has a minute to herself during the day on the lunch break, or she just wants to kick back and relax at the end of a long day, watching a favorite show or movie can be a great way to de-stress. Indulge in an old favorite series with a bowl of ice cream, or relax with a nice glass of wine after the kids are in bed. It’s also a great way to spend some time with your spouse. Chances are, a show will get you both talking about your day, and you’ll go to bed happier. Going to bed happier leads to better sleep patterns and will leave you more rested the next morning, making routines easier to follow.

Moms are under a lot of pressure, and wear many hats during the school year and beyond. Making sure they have all of the right tools in place at home as the new school year starts will help everyone get off on the right foot.