As summer comes to a close, it'??s time to trade in flip-flops and beach bags for lunch boxes and backpacks.
has prepared a few tips to help get you and your kids through the craziness of back-to-school season. Since coffee and motherhood go hand in hand we wanted to help you survive and thrive this Back to School season. We're teaming up with Eight O'Clock coffee with a giveaway for a Back-to-School Parent Survival Pack including a drawstring bag, travel mug and 2 bags of Eight O'??Clock Coffee to help start your mornings off right!
And we've got tips to help you get up and going when that dreaded alarm clock rings.
TIP 1: Become Your Own Brewista '?? Save time, money and gas this back-to-school season by brewing your morning coffee at home. You can even set your coffee maker'??s timer the night before to wake up to great-smelling Eight O'??Clock Coffee.
TIP 2: Preplan Lunch '?? A few days before school starts, sit down with your kids and create a grocery list of healthy snacks and lunches they would like for school. Rotate each of their selections throughout the week. Make Tuesday '??Turkey Tuesday'? or Wednesday '??Wrap Wednesday'? '?? adding variety to keep lunch exciting. When possible, pack their lunch the night before to reduce stress in the morning.
TIP 3: Assemble Weekly Wardrobes '?? Every Sunday check the upcoming weekly weather forecast with your kids. Then, have them pick out five outfits for the upcoming school week. Hang them in daily order in their closet to avoid the inevitable, '??Mom, I can'??t find my favorite blue shirt!'?
TIP 4: Be Prepared for School Projects '?? Avoid late night rushing around to complete school projects by having art supplies on hand. Create an arts and craft bin that includes more than just crayons and colored paper. Collect items like pipe cleaners, stickers, figurines, beads '?? even coffee beans '?? and other creative finds, and put the fun back in school projects.
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One lucky mom (or dad) is going to win this amazing back to school prize from Eight O'Clock Coffee. This brand has been bringing coffee love to America for over 150 years--and remains America's best selling coffee. Now you can stock your pantry! It's easy to enter.
Just leave a comment telling me what time your get up in the morning and when you drink your first cup of coffee.
It's that easy.
For extra entries (3 extra entries for a total of 4):
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3. Tweet this message '??Bring on the coffee ! @8Oclockcoffee & @Momtrends helping to start the school year off right #Giveaway http://bit.ly/pzQIsD"
Full Disclosure: Winner must be 18 years or older and a US Resident. No purchase necessary. Winners will be notified via email with the specifics on how to claim their prize. Contest ends 9/30/11 at Midnight EST. Winners will be picked by random.org.This is a sponsored post.