It might only be December, but back-to-school season will sneak upon us before we’ve even noticed our Christmas lights are still up.
To help us get through the struggles of getting your child ready for school – and all the organisational things and miscellaneous supplies that come with it – we’ve asked The Daily Edition presenter and SWIISH lifestyle site founder Sally Obermeder for urgent help.
And she delivered.
As a mum of two girls, Annabelle, seven, and Elyssa, almost two – she knows how stressful December and January can be. And even though she admits she doesn’t get everything right (who does?), she’s got a handful of hacks that make it easier.
“During Annabelle’s first year I tried to juggle so much, not wanting to let anyone down, I found myself caught in this ‘must hurry lifestyle’,” Sally tells Mamamia.
“I was always trying to finish a task quickly without being present or would multitask to the point of finding myself stressed and overwhelmed.
“Now I try to slow things down and involve the girls in tasks when I can and also share the load.”
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Without further ado, here are Sally’s handiest tips, which we all can benefit from:
1. Start early. Like now.
Get in before the crowds and start ticking off that ‘school supplies list’ as soon as you can. It might be daunting doing the back to school and Christmas shopping in one go, but hey… if you’re at the shops already, you might as well.