Easing the Back-to-School Tradition.

August 24, 2016 |  by  |  Branded Content, Uncategorized

I am partnering with Minute Maid for a series of stories to help parents realize they’re #doingood. All opinions are my own.

Summer is an amazing time for everyone. Like most families, we look forward to the warm weather, swimming at the pool and maybe even a family vacation by the lake. Collecting seashells has even become a weekly occurrence for us thanks to our new home by the beach.

Kids in VA Beach

That’s right. As soon as school let out, instead of slapping on the sunscreen and riding waves to the shore, we packed up a few hundred boxes (730 to be exact), three tons of stuff, a giant tractor trailer and moved the kids to a new home.

And while packing up everything you own only to have to unpack it several days later presented quite the challenge to say the least, our biggest concern was how our kids would adapt to their new surroundings— specifically attending two completely different, new schools.

Needless to say, we were feeling the pressure to be super parents this back-to-school season more than ever before we realized that being there for our kids, not being perfect parents, is what matters most of all. It’s important to remember that we’re helping these little people eventually become big people— and helping them get there means that you’re #doingood.

Check out my post about our back-to-school traditions on The Good Minute here!