The back-to-school chatter has begun. School supply ads are all over the place. Notebooks and pens are taking over the seasonal aisle, pushing beach towels and water balloons aside to the clearance rack.
As much as some of us would like to put off the school prep until absolutely necessary, it helps the entire family to begin the back-to-school tasks now. Getting a head start helps in two ways: not only will the days before school be less hectic in your house, but your kids will also be better mentally prepared if you start talking about the school year with them now.
We engaged some moms to help us compile a handy back-to-school checklist to keep your family on track: