Back to School Organizing-momAgenda Giveaway
Remember when you were a kid and back to school was so exciting?
New pencils, bus schedules, shiny new shoes….
Why didn’t anyone tell us that for moms back to school sucks?
Stacks of forms, tuition bills, sports physicals, pencils to buy…
Every year I try a new system. Every year I am convinced that my new system will mean I never miss a school play/teacher coffee/football tryout EVER AGAIN.
I have four children, they go to four different schools and participate in four very different sets of activities.
There is only one of me.
Every August I feel like a government working filling out forms and a project engineer laying out a complicated critical path schedule.
I don’t think it was this crazy for our moms. We rode the bus or walked to school, there was no multi-mom carpool organizing. Sports were run by the school, we took the late bus home, mom spent her afternoon smoking Pall Malls and catching up on Phil Donahue. See my post on “Why I Want to be a 1970′s Mom”.
This year’s hope in a bottle is the new momAgenda All in One Folio.
- 17 month calendar (if only it was made from 30 hour days)
- Important information pages-you can complete these online and print them if you’re sick of writing (and I am)
- Plastic sleeves with tabs for all of your class lists, dance class schedules, football game locations, etc., etc, etc, etc.
- A notepad in the back for keeping track of all those pesky details like when your carpool day is, or even better, cocktails with the girls/li>
Not only am I counting on this hope in a bottle to make the coming school year smooth and fabulous, I’m giving you a chance to win one of these life changing folio’s as well!
You need to comment here on the blog and tell me your favorite back to school memory from childhood. My husband just fed ex’d me a massive box of forms to our vacation here on Kiawah Island and instead of relaxing on the beach I’m wading through endless amounts of paperwork. Let’s cheer each other up.
Speaking of, I wonder why it never occurred to him that maybe he could fill out all these forms?
Good luck, and if this doesn’t work we can always go back to smoking and ignoring them, it worked for my mom.
I received my magical new folio as part of my contract with momAgenda, I am compensated for posts and the giveaway item was provided by them as well. I am a member of the secretive and elite Council of Media Moms.
Winner will be announced on Friday August 25th.