Free at Last Back to School!


And so it begins…

Two of the three children in our household (plus my husband) are shipping off to start a brand new school year. Despite my tongue-in-cheek title, I am not necessarily thrilled by the thought of my kids being gone for 6 hours. (OK, maybe a little) But I am excited to get back into a regular routine, and a little more consistency!

Here are a few of my plans this year to help me stay focused, and productive:

  1. Use the Nightly Routine I designed to help speed along the bedtime ritual and save some morning sanity! Hubby took the kids to school last year, and he liked to do everything at the crack of dawn. Crazy!
  2. Get my butt out of bed early, since I have to take the kids to school in the morning this year! I am by NO means a morning person, but I’m excited about getting a jump-start on the day! And yes, I WILL be taking them in my PJs!
  3. Come back to the house with Little Pea, and do my EA SPORTS Active workout before I get beauty-fied for the day!
  4. Let Little Pea go to my In-Home Daycare friend’s house one day a week, so I can schedule meetings or filming if needed.
  5. Go to bed at a decent hour at night! (good luck with that)

I’ll be talking “Back to School” on my MomTV Show, “Get Real” this Thursday, August 13 at 1PM est! I hope you’ll join me by visiting this link tomorrow and participating in the show! You can watch, chat, and even join in on your webcam!

What works for you when your kids go back to school?

PS.  Just to be clear, please don’t take my title seriously, as it is meant to be funny.  I do appreciate the time I spend with my kids..

About Sarah

Sarah Pinnix is a blogger, vlogger, new media marketing coach, and mom of three. Sarah began blogging in 2007 with Family Life & Faith blog Real Life Blog. She lives near Boone and works a social media specialist for a Non-Profit.


  1. The forced wake up actually helps me with our morning routine. This year, my goal is a HOT breakfast at least 3 days a week…so far, so good. I’m going to be doing a lot of experimenting with breakfast casseroles!

  2. Oh, breakfast is hard for me, because, well- not morning person. But I need to have some quick ideas. Breakfast casseroles seem like a great idea.

  3. Good luck! I think having a “forced” time up and out will help you establish the routine!

    My mom used to make breakfast sandwiches often. Biscuit or english muffins, an egg and cheese, ham or another lunch meat if we wanted. Pretty easy.