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Educational Supplies For Busy Moms

Saturday, April 28th, 2012

When the start of school is looming, parents rush out to find educational supplies for their children. They carry long lists of items, from pencils to binders and backpacks to calculators. When school supply shopping is done, harried moms are able to put their feet up and exhale. But there is something they may not be thinking about: What about educational supplies for themselves?

Every mother has had the joy of trying to keep dates and papers straight. Just when you think you have it all under control, you realize that appointment is tomorrow or the permission slip you were supposed to turn in yesterday is somewhere in a pile of papers on your table or… is it? Make no mistake. Moms need educational supplies, too.

Organization doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, it is fairly easy if you have the right equipment. Filing Cabinets with clearly labeled file folders are a must for the organized parent. Large wall calendars and planners can help busy parents keep track of appointments. Having a specific place for children’s projects helps to keep your house clear of clutter. The need for school supplies extends far beyond the walls of the school building.

If you buy a wall calendar, it is smart to get one that is done on a dry eraser board. This way, it can be updated from week to week. If your child has a hard time remembering gym clothes because gym class is held only two days a week, writing “Gym day” on every Wednesday space can be a great reminder for you as well as your child. Write down due dates for school projects and outline a schedule for getting them done. For example, you might write, “Purchase poster board and find old magazines” on one day and “Research for half an hour online” on the next day. This is a great way to teach your children to be responsible by organizing their time. Educational supplies can be even more educational than you might think.

Other supplies for parents should include a planner. Many parents already have planners for work and may even have a planner for home. This can be nerve wrecking as one may not match the other and parent teacher conferences may accidentally be scheduled at the same time as that all-important business meeting. Buy one nice sized planner that can be used for both home and work. Every week, be sure to copy appointments and due projects to the wall calendar.

Your file drawers should have clearly labeled files containing such things as immunization records, birth certificates, report cards, and copies of school papers. Why should parents make a copy of official transcripts and papers they fill out for schools? Well, sometimes the school may not be as organized as you are and may need to be reminded of classes taken and information that has been given even if they believe you dropped the ball. These things happen. Being prepared can save a lot of headaches for yourself and the school.

Another educational supply can include a place for school papers that must be signed by you. This can be a simple bin placed on top of your desk or file cabinet. Make a point of reminding your children to place these papers in the bin so you will be able to find them easily.

A large cork board for class schedules, lunch menus and event reminders can be put up beside your calendar. While the calendar can say, “Bake sale – 2 PM” on the Saturday slot, there may not be room for the location and your contribution to the event. Having reminders posted nearby can support you when you find you don’t have all the information you need.

Don’t let yourself be bogged down with papers and appointments because of a lack of organization. Your own educational supplies are as important as your children’s needs when it comes to making everything run smoothly throughout the school year.

Seomul Evans

Alera PA542823BL Two-Drawer Mobile Pedestal File, 15-7/8w x 28-1/4h x 23-1/4d, Black

Friday, April 27th, 2012

Alera PA542823BL Two-Drawer Mobile Pedestal File, 15-7/8w x 28-1/4h x 23-1/4d, Black
Product DescriptionTwo-drawer mobile pedestal file with counterweight anti-tip mechanism. Two 12″ high-sided file drawer with full steel ball bearing slide extension. Recessed drawer pull and visible, easy-access casters, two locking. File Cabinet Type: Pedestal; File Size