What I Wore and Kindergarten Tips

Floral jeans and a cream blouse and wedges

Floral jeans and a cream blouse and wedges

Floral jeans and a cream blouse and wedges

Floral jeans and a cream blouse and wedges

Floral jeans and a cream blouse and wedges

We had back to school night last night, and my first little man officially starts kindergarten tomorrow. I asked him how he could possibly be so old - after all, he was just a little baby yesterday, I swear! He correctly answered that he has already had five birthdays, and you can't cancel birthdays. Despite my constant pleas that they stop having birthdays, he's right, and my favorite boys get a little older every day. I loved his teacher and I'm really so excited for him. He is so ready to be at school learning every day, and I know it will be a huge chance for him to grow and become.

Although I a little bit hate that school is starting, I'm so glad that we did summer school kindergarten back in June. I'm positive that Easton and I will both be so much more prepared tomorrow, and hopefully I won't be a crying mess. If you have kindergartners that start this year (and you work or stay at home), I thought I'd share a few things that I learned that helped us during our summer school test run.

  1. It takes about two weeks after school starts to feel like school is the new normal. Until then, you will miss your little one and watch the clock until he or she gets home. If you have other little people at home, they will feel totally out of sorts as well.
  2. Go visit the school as soon as you can. We went and ate lunch with Easton the second week he was in summer school, which was as early as they allowed. It helped me so much to see the kids in his class and see him in his new element. It also showed the teacher that I was involved and interested.
  3. Plan a new at-home schedule. We didn't do this very well during summer school, but this fall I plan to. We need to make a new normal schedule at home that doesn't involve Easton. Kesler and Knox and I will have our weekly activities while Easton is at school, rather than waiting for him to be around. Ideas that I have so far are library day, planned play dates, a park day, and school time for us at home (possibly preschool co-op).
  4. I also plan to volunteer at the school as much as I can. I want to get to know the kids in his class and his teacher. I know she'll have her hands full, so if I can help there once a week or so, then I plan to.

What tips do you have for starting school with a new kindergartner? I'd love any advice because I'm sure we'll need it!

// Outfit Details //
Shirt - Stitch Fix
Pants - Target (old)
Shoes - Thrifted
Cuff, Earrings - Nickel & Suede
Sunnies - Dress Barn c/o


  1. Perfect tips, especially the routine one. I am not good at that. And this year I have one full day, one half day kinder, and one at home with me. So it should be interesting to see what this year brings.

  2. My two year old daughter will be going to day care two days a week, starting in September. I am both happy and sad about it. I went back to work when she was 6 weeks old, but that does not make this transition any easier. No one does it like her momma!

  3. Hey there! I just found your blog via pinterest, and then your shop via your blog! Love them both! Just made my first purchase, earrings and a bracelet! My oldest starting Kindergarten next week, my 3 year old is starting school for the first time and #3 is due in just a couple months. I'll be a wreck the first day/week of school but my new jewelry will definitely cheer me up! Good luck with the Kindergarten transition. I'll be following your blog too. Love your style! Thanks!

    1. Thank you! Retail therapy always works for me! Good luck with baby #3!


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  5. All 3 of our kids are close to the same ages. There have already been many tears shed as I prepare to send my first to Kindergarten. It hurts my mama heart! It is good to know I am not alone. Thanks for the helpful tips too! I will take all I can get as I enter this new season of motherhood!

  6. i love love love your pants sooo much!!

    Sandy a la Mode

  7. Love your pants! They are adorable. Good luck with the Kindergarten transition. Mine are 3rd and 5th grade this year and the first month is always a struggle. I agree, routines are a must:)


  8. I used to teach kindergarten, so great tips. Love the white flowy top and those beautfiul floral pants. I am also a fan of wedges and the neutral is great with the outfit.
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    please stop by, jess

  9. We so take for granted that children can learn a language with ease and we completely forgot that the process of moving to a new language can be very disruptive to them.

    knowledge for kids

  10. This is a great Phoenix pre-k for working parents who are looking to enroll their child in a developmental program that takes few holidays off and provides a loving environment to learn and play.


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