Back to School Giveaway: Win $100 Target Gift Card from SignUpGenius

by Jennifer Donovan

This Back to School Giveaway offering a $100 Target Gift Card plus a SignUpGenius Prize Pack is part of a promotional campaign with SignUpGenius, but as always, our writer’s opinions are her own.

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The back-to-school season is full of mixed emotions. You might be sending your oldest or your youngest to school for the first time, or perhaps looking at the big step of a child starting middle school or high school. Those changes are scary but always exciting too. Our children face different challenges each year, but can I be honest and admit to what challenges me as a mom?

It’s all the papers and forms and sign-up sheets. Throughout the year, these will continue to come home stuffed in the backpack. I’m lucky if I see some of them. When I get those forms, this is my internal dialogue: Do I have time to sign up? Have I already signed up? Maybe I did, haven’t I seen this form before? Who else is working at that time? Maybe I could work with a friend. That would make it more fun.

Are you involved in groups where you get stuck with endless email loops or pieces of paper begging for help? Have you ever tried SignUpGenius? I love it. I’ve never organized a sign up, but I’ve signed up for many different things using this great tool.

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SignUpGenius has made the following signups much easier for me:

  • Teacher conference times
  • Food items for parties and potlucks
  • Notify volunteers in my daughter’s community service club of needs
  • A community service group I follow uses it to organize volunteers
  • Donations of food items (for Teacher Appreciation, a banquet etc)
  • Book Sale at school

Why do I like signing up for things using SignUpGenius?

  • I can easily see all options and choose the ones that work for me
  • I can see who else has signed up when and choose to work with a friend
  • When I register, I can automatically add it to certain calendar apps
  • If I need to change my time, I can do that myself

If you are the organizer of an event that needs help in the way of donations or time, you receive the benefit of these things as well:

  • Imagine not having to plug willing volunteers into spots (and then move them around when it doesn’t work for some people)
  • Imagine not having to waste time and paper sending out announcements and reminders.
  • Imagine not having to field questions about what items are needed or what other times are available, because you are empowering the volunteers to do this themselves.

In their own words:

The SignUpGenius mission is “To empower people to change the world by making it simple to organize groups.”

Dan Rutledge, CEO, says this, “We consider it an honor to be able to serve the families, schools, churches, nonprofits, and other significant organizations that use our tool.”

Find out how SignUpGenius works.

Enter to win a SignUpGenius Prize Pack worth over $100

One of you (U.S. only) will win:

  • $100 Target Gift Card (to get back-to-school organizing “on target”)
  • SignUpGenius goodies (t-shirt, stress ball, highlighter and more)

 

 

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Back to School Shopping Guide

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Jennifer Donovan has been a part of the 5 Minutes for Mom team since 2007. She writes product reviews, covers events, and manages the 5 Minutes for Books weekly column and website. She lives in Houston and blogs at Snapshot about life with her family.

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1 jen thomas August 11, 2014 at 11:26 am

Just getting back in the routine of school is hard.

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2 meagan bs August 11, 2014 at 11:31 am

mine is just that my daughter is getting older, going to a higher grade. we keep a pretty steady schedule all year because my husband and I both work.

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3 Dianna A August 11, 2014 at 11:56 am

Mine right now is just sticking to it all.

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4 anne August 11, 2014 at 12:13 pm

Beginning a new school year and the schedule and adjustment.

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5 Dawn August 11, 2014 at 12:27 pm

One word: Homework

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6 Lisa August 11, 2014 at 12:30 pm

Getting into the routine….and getting the kids up early!

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7 Stephanie Hallgarth August 11, 2014 at 1:21 pm

LOVE THE SCHOOL IDEAS!

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8 Kelly D August 11, 2014 at 3:28 pm

My biggest struggle is getting used to the kid’s schedule again.

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9 Katherine August 11, 2014 at 3:39 pm

I hate when summer is over and i lose my kids to school

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10 sara haaf August 11, 2014 at 4:28 pm

Getting sleep schedules on track, that’s a huge struggle

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11 Amanda Sakovitz August 11, 2014 at 4:53 pm

Getting back to an early schedule is hard

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12 Vanessa Pruitt August 11, 2014 at 5:08 pm

We unschool, so our biggest struggle with “back to school” is that we get lots of questions such as “what curriculum are you using?” even though we don’t do what traditional homeschoolers do. It’s difficult to explain unschooling to people who have no experience with it.

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13 Sidnie August 11, 2014 at 5:44 pm

My biggest challenge is falling back into a routine… mornings are especially difficult.

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14 Mami2jcn August 11, 2014 at 5:53 pm

The biggest struggle is dealing with back to school germs/viruses.

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15 Elena August 11, 2014 at 6:23 pm

The biggest struggle is waking up early

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16 Abigail D August 11, 2014 at 6:44 pm

We are struggling with getting to bed on time.

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17 Nataly Carbonell August 11, 2014 at 6:57 pm

Going to back to the routine (waking up earlier and going to bed earlier ) ;(

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18 Rebecca Parsons August 11, 2014 at 7:12 pm

Getting everyone on a routine again seems to be the biggest struggle.

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19 Jessie C. August 11, 2014 at 8:28 pm

Get kids back to the school routine is a challenge.

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20 heather August 11, 2014 at 9:26 pm

Getting everything on time is a struggle for back to school.

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21 amyc August 11, 2014 at 10:12 pm

Since my oldest will be starting kindergarten this year, my struggle is trying to explain why she has to go to school and her brother gets to stay home with mommy.

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22 Zac August 11, 2014 at 10:24 pm

Getting motivated to get back into the swing of school.

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23 steve weber August 11, 2014 at 10:28 pm

the routine of going to bed earlier.. less TV and video games.. earlier dinner.

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24 Birdiebee August 11, 2014 at 11:36 pm

My biggest struggle with back to school is financially being able to buy everything my five grandchildren need for school.

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25 Christine Jensen August 12, 2014 at 12:28 am

WIth five kids, just buying the back to school basics is expensive!

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26 Noreen August 12, 2014 at 1:52 am

Food, figuring out what they will actually eat for lunch and breakfast

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27 e michelle August 12, 2014 at 2:08 am

i struggle with worry about how my kids school life really is.. i have a 7th grader and a kindergartner and i just worry that they will make friends and not be bullied.

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28 Nicole August 12, 2014 at 4:10 am

My biggest struggle is getting them back on to a sleeping schedule and getting them up in the mornings.

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29 Cheryl Free August 12, 2014 at 5:53 am

I don’t have any back to school struggles.

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30 Gina M August 12, 2014 at 6:05 am

My biggest struggle is making lunches.

Thanks for the chance to win!
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31 Renee Ann Smith August 12, 2014 at 9:14 am

My biggest struggle is getting everything ready the night before—lunch, books, etc—so I can be on time in the morning! I’m a teacher :)

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32 latanya August 12, 2014 at 9:20 am

managing schedules and time is a challenge

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33 vickie couturier August 12, 2014 at 11:05 am

having to buy so much at one time,,its hard with several children in school

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34 DEBIJOT August 12, 2014 at 11:16 am

The biggest struggle is keeping the schedules for three children in school.

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35 Natalie F August 12, 2014 at 1:11 pm

It is a struggle to get everyone back in to routine. The kids going to bed earlier, up earlier. Lunches made, etc. I also struggle with having to budget for all the school supplies, not really struggle, but surprises me EVERY year.

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36 LaVonne August 12, 2014 at 1:35 pm

Planning the curriculum. I am a homeschooler so it is just a busy time right now.

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37 Rona B August 12, 2014 at 2:48 pm

Back to school brought anxiety due to the rush to get so many things done within a short amount of time.

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38 Kristie August 12, 2014 at 3:03 pm

Letting my kids go after a nice summer with them :-/

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39 janetfaye August 12, 2014 at 4:30 pm

When my children were young the getting up early was our struggle.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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40 Beth Cole August 12, 2014 at 4:43 pm

Getting my sleepy headed kids to wake up in the morning!

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41 Brittany August 12, 2014 at 5:21 pm

Just getting back into the routine of getting everything together before they play. This year I have 4 going off to school, should be interesting. Thanks for the giveaway! We love Sign up genius around here.

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42 Sonya Morris August 12, 2014 at 6:57 pm

My biggest struggle is dropping them off!

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43 Daniel M August 12, 2014 at 7:30 pm

getting the ready in time

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44 Heather B August 12, 2014 at 10:55 pm

My biggest struggle with back to school is getting my children back into the routine of school

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45 Melissa M August 12, 2014 at 11:48 pm

Getting the kids back on a school schedule and out of the summer schedule.

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46 shelly peterson August 13, 2014 at 2:41 am

Getting back on a schedule, my kids have gotten used to staying up late and sleeping in.

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47 Dena Furgason August 13, 2014 at 9:02 am

The biggest issue with back to school is 4 schedules, 4 directions and time management.

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48 Janet W. August 13, 2014 at 10:03 am

Our biggest struggle is getting used to the new routine and expectations of the new teacher.

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49 Lisa Brown August 13, 2014 at 11:00 am

getting everyone back on an early morning schedule

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50 Claudia M August 13, 2014 at 11:56 am

Getting the kids back on a schedule , getting up early and going to bed early is our biggest struggle

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51 Jessica T August 13, 2014 at 12:19 pm

Making lunches!!! Ugh.

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52 livivua August 13, 2014 at 12:57 pm

the waking up early again, cooking dinner 3 or more times a week, and helping with homework

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53 samantha wagner August 13, 2014 at 2:51 pm

Just getting back into a normal routine. Summertime we try to just have fun and not worry about schedules.

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54 Idaho Jill August 13, 2014 at 3:17 pm

our biggest struggle is just getting back in the groove of the school year…the stricter schedules, bedtimes, and rushing around.

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55 Rochel S August 13, 2014 at 5:15 pm

Waking up on time for the school bus!

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56 Kim Kihega August 13, 2014 at 6:58 pm

Getting back to normal schedules is very hard in our house!

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57 alena svetelska August 13, 2014 at 9:47 pm

getting back on sleeping schedule its my biggest struggle with my kids.

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58 Tina M August 13, 2014 at 10:03 pm

i would say get my kids back on their Sleep Schedule.

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59 Cindy Brooks August 13, 2014 at 10:51 pm

Our biggest struggle is getting back into an evening routine for sports practice, homework, band practice, and bedtime…whew!

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60 Susan Christy August 13, 2014 at 11:07 pm

TRAFFIC! It’s ridiculous!

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61 Kathy stevenson August 13, 2014 at 11:33 pm

My problem is emotional, my baby is going to kindergarten! :(

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62 Cheryl August 14, 2014 at 6:30 am

Getting back on a school night schedule is always a struggle.

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63 Ashley H August 14, 2014 at 8:51 am

Getting back into a routine.

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64 Ru August 14, 2014 at 10:49 am

LO isn’t in school yet, but now I can plan early :)

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65 theresa J August 14, 2014 at 12:48 pm

Getting back into the nightime routine is the hardest part of going back to school

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66 Karen Lynch August 14, 2014 at 2:22 pm

Getting back into a routine.

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67 Terra Heck August 14, 2014 at 3:38 pm

My biggest struggle is getting the kids back to a normal bedtime routine so they wake up for school without being grumpy. Thanks.

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68 Angela Y August 14, 2014 at 5:45 pm

Getting back into the routine and waking up earlier.

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69 Shari Alligood August 14, 2014 at 11:20 pm

Finding clothes & shoes that are in our budget range that all the kiddos will like.

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70 Linda Meyers-Gabbard August 14, 2014 at 11:59 pm

I don’t have to deal with this . But it use to be getting up in the morning.

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71 Jacie August 15, 2014 at 1:05 am

Getting used to waking up early after sleeping in all summer.

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72 Lauren E. August 15, 2014 at 8:26 am

Getting everyone used to falling asleep earlier, and waking up earlier

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73 Charlotte W August 15, 2014 at 3:21 pm

My biggest struggle is the expense involved with going back to school.

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74 meredith August 15, 2014 at 9:39 pm

dealing with schedule changes

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75 Colleen Boudreau August 16, 2014 at 2:15 am

Waking up early.

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76 Lisa Davis August 16, 2014 at 3:32 am

Getting my girls to eat their breakfast before 9am. They aren’t early morning eaters.

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77 Wehaf August 16, 2014 at 8:51 am

Getting up early is always a struggle!

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78 jenn giannetto August 16, 2014 at 11:53 am

my biggest struggle is adapting to waking up at 630 am especially in the winter when it is pitch black out

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79 Sarah Hall August 16, 2014 at 1:11 pm

Getting back to early rising, eating breakfast and catching the bus on time is the hardest for the first few weeks.

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80 wen budro August 16, 2014 at 4:47 pm

My biggest struggle is with getting back into the school day routine….getting up early, homework, etc.

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81 Linda C August 16, 2014 at 4:57 pm

My biggest struggle is getting everyone back into a routine!

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82 shaunie August 16, 2014 at 8:13 pm

Would have to say that it would be the schedule

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83 Kristi C August 16, 2014 at 8:15 pm

My biggest struggle is the expense. I have three children and one is in college.

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84 Sarah L August 16, 2014 at 8:34 pm

No kids. No school. Learning to live with shorter days.
Thanks for the contest.

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85 Priscilla S. August 17, 2014 at 2:46 am

Readjusting to the schedule is the hardest part.

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86 Marlena U. August 17, 2014 at 9:01 am

Keeping track of all the meetings and practices along with organizing lunches/dinners.

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87 Marlena August 17, 2014 at 9:41 am

Waking up early :-)

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88 Tammy S August 17, 2014 at 12:26 pm

My biggest struggle is getting my daughter to bed at a decent time and also waking her up in the morning. She sleeps through her alarm clock and is a bit of a bear in the morning.

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89 anna pry August 17, 2014 at 5:59 pm

getting myself organized and staying organized

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90 Liza Ramsey August 17, 2014 at 7:11 pm

Getting organized and getting up early.

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91 Shanna August 17, 2014 at 8:59 pm

Getting organized and back into the routine!

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92 Laura J August 18, 2014 at 2:47 am

My biggest struggle right now…is trying to make Carter feel comfortable going to school! First year for him…and he is so nervous to go!

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93 karen hunter August 18, 2014 at 10:05 am

transportation, the bus is not very reliable the first few weeks of school

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94 anna August 18, 2014 at 12:40 pm

motivation to get back into rutine

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95 BusyWorkingMama August 18, 2014 at 1:05 pm

Our biggest struggle is getting back into a routine. Even though we both work, we go in a bit later during the summer since summer camp doesn’t start as early as school.

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96 Vivian August 18, 2014 at 9:00 pm

Getting my kid to sleep earlier and waking up earlier!

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97 Vivian August 18, 2014 at 9:01 pm

Getting my kid to go to sleep earlier and waking up earlier!

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98 Kasey Williams August 18, 2014 at 10:05 pm

Getting everyone up in the morning

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99 Jennifer H August 19, 2014 at 12:23 am

My biggest struggle with school is organization.

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100 Serena Adkins August 19, 2014 at 4:12 am

Buying uniforms and school supplies.

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101 SuzySweeps August 19, 2014 at 1:08 pm

I returned to school for myself at (let’s just say 40-something) :) – and my back to school struggle is the cost of getting what I need for supplies and books, etc.

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102 Candace August 19, 2014 at 5:47 pm

Getting him to eat breakfast.

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103 Sonia August 20, 2014 at 3:37 pm

our biggest struggle is that there are so many unknowns and new routines to adjust to each year!

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104 Dawn Therrian August 20, 2014 at 4:22 pm

Anything that helps with keeping on track is a blessing!

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105 Stacey b August 20, 2014 at 5:53 pm

My biggest struggle is getting the family back into the “school” routine!

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106 Jenny Q. August 21, 2014 at 10:04 am

The biggest struggle for me is getting my kids into the early morning schedule in order to get the school bus on time.

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107 Liz August 21, 2014 at 3:53 pm

Getting everyone up and out the door!

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108 Gina Brandt August 21, 2014 at 4:33 pm

Yup have to agree with almost everyone else getting back into the routine and waking up earlier.

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109 Angela Saver August 22, 2014 at 12:13 am

My biggest struggle is getting into the routine of going to bed early so the whole family can get up early together!

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110 mrsshukra August 22, 2014 at 1:20 am

Traffic is the biggest struggle for my family especially when school is in session!

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111 Dara Nix August 22, 2014 at 2:10 am

MY biggest struggle was having 4 kids with 3 different starting times for school …. what a pain!

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112 shelly August 22, 2014 at 9:35 am

My biggest struggle is driving an hour to pick up my son several times a week since I have two other kids to take with me & one is a newborn on a feeding schedule.

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113 Sarah VM August 22, 2014 at 2:54 pm

My biggest struggle with back to school is getting the kids to go to sleep early so they can wake up early.

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114 kjasus August 23, 2014 at 8:51 am

getting back in to doing homework routine. son hates taking time at home to do it

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115 Virginia Rowell August 23, 2014 at 10:00 am

My biggest struggle was always getting my kids to eat breakfast before walking out the door.

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116 Michelle M. August 23, 2014 at 11:28 am

Getting up early again.

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117 Natalia D August 23, 2014 at 11:07 pm

I have to find time and buy all the supplies for school. And clothes too!

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118 Emily August 24, 2014 at 6:57 am

My biggest struggle is getting the homeschool area ready for the kids!

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119 christine j August 24, 2014 at 11:15 am

mine is finding the time to clean out the old to make room for the new

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120 Claudia August 24, 2014 at 11:17 am

My biggest struggle is getting back to school sleep routine

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121 Jenn M August 24, 2014 at 11:27 am

Organization is always our issue. Takes work work to keep thing running smooth.

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122 Megan Cromes August 24, 2014 at 11:34 am

my biggest struggle is getting him up for school.

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123 Kat August 24, 2014 at 12:42 pm

My biggest struggle with back to school is getting the kids back into a sleep routine.

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124 Francine Anchondo August 24, 2014 at 4:30 pm

getting up early.

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125 Kim Henrichs August 24, 2014 at 6:53 pm

I think for me it’s having to reorganize my evenings to fit everything in.

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126 lori clark August 24, 2014 at 6:56 pm

Biggest struggle is finding the money to buy all the supplies and clothes they need!

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127 Barbara Montag August 24, 2014 at 11:07 pm

The kids are grown up now.
I’m going back to school!
The biggest issue is finding time to study.
thank you

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128 D Schmidt August 25, 2014 at 8:48 pm

My biggest struggle is getting back into routine.

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129 Joelle August 25, 2014 at 9:36 pm

I graduated long ago…but just getting back into the routine was the hardest part!

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130 Shawna O August 25, 2014 at 10:10 pm

Getting the kids up and going early, homework and getting organized.

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131 anne hill August 26, 2014 at 9:11 am

making sure all the supplies get bought!

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132 Tiffany DeOs August 26, 2014 at 9:17 am

We homeschool so switching our mindset from play to school is tough….especially for mommy. :)

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133 nannypanpan August 26, 2014 at 10:32 am

getting my son to be confident in a new class

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134 Arena Thompson August 26, 2014 at 10:55 am

Bedtime! It’s a constant battle because he’s a really active kid. Sleep is so important!

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135 Helga August 26, 2014 at 11:30 am

It’s not a challenge for me since I have no kids.

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136 Anel W. August 26, 2014 at 12:36 pm

I am expecting my first child, so I have no challenges yet! But for my sister, the biggest challenge is the financial aspect of it. Thanks!

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137 Holli G. August 26, 2014 at 2:33 pm

Shopping for clothes. Well actually it is getting them out the door because they whine about leaving to go shopping. Ha!

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138 Tabitha August 26, 2014 at 11:37 pm

For us it’s homework.
Sometimes it takes 5 min and others it’s over an hour.
We both get tired of it.

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139 sandra williams August 28, 2014 at 7:25 am

Getting used to getting up early again, and eating breakfast early instead of mid morning!

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140 Daiva August 28, 2014 at 7:42 am

Getting back to the routine. I’ll miss my oldest while he is in school.

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141 Ronda August 28, 2014 at 8:18 am

My biggest struggle is coming up with the money for all the things they need for school.

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142 sandra August 28, 2014 at 8:25 am

getting the kids to bed on time

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143 Mia Dentice Carey August 28, 2014 at 8:38 am

Getting up at the buttcrackofdawn every morning =/

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144 Sandy August 28, 2014 at 8:55 am

Our biggest struggle is getting back into the early bedtime routine, and getting up early.

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145 Barbara Platt August 28, 2014 at 9:12 am

cost and missing my g-kids

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146 Jeanna August 28, 2014 at 9:16 am

My biggest struggle is keeping my kids excited and happy to go to school!

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147 Benita August 28, 2014 at 9:39 am

My biggest struggle is juggling everyone’s schedule and being there for everyone.

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148 THRansom August 28, 2014 at 9:42 am

Bedtime and getting back on schedule!

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149 Heather Dawn August 28, 2014 at 10:12 am

Definitely the schedule. I have a hard time getting my boys used to an earlier bedtime again.

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150 Nancy August 28, 2014 at 10:16 am

Our biggest struggle with BTS is getting everyone back into a school schedule.

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151 carol clark August 28, 2014 at 10:28 am

my biggest struggle is getting them up in the mornings

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152 Erinn S August 28, 2014 at 10:53 am

Getting into the rhythm-remembering to look at my calander

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153 Allie August 28, 2014 at 11:08 am

The waking up early is hard

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154 Sara B. August 28, 2014 at 11:20 am

Good time management is my biggest struggle.

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155 Michelle Llorin August 28, 2014 at 11:36 am

Homework and getting the kids out the door on time!

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156 Jennifer Rote August 28, 2014 at 11:43 am

My biggest struggle is being able to afford everything needed.

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157 Lisa August 28, 2014 at 12:02 pm

need this.
thanks.

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158 Lisa August 28, 2014 at 12:05 pm

just sticking to it and getting things. done.

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159 Saver Sara August 28, 2014 at 12:38 pm

Getting everything organized and preparing our plan to stay that way.

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160 Cindy August 28, 2014 at 1:38 pm

Getting ready an being on time.

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161 Tabathia B August 28, 2014 at 1:41 pm

Helping my daughter doing “core” homework

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162 ACMommy August 28, 2014 at 1:50 pm

Keeping up with the schedules and routines without getting worn out! :-P And btw, Sign Up Genius has helped us out greatly, we are in several groups that use it and it’s awesome!!!!

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163 Sadie B. August 28, 2014 at 1:59 pm

We struggle with earlier bedtimes before back to school time.

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164 Jenny August 28, 2014 at 2:57 pm

My biggest struggle is the morning routine. My daughter is definitely not a morning person.

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165 rust August 28, 2014 at 3:08 pm

Our biggest challenge is adjusting out of a summer sleep schedule.

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166 Janice Crespo August 28, 2014 at 4:03 pm

Getting into the school year routine was always the hardest part. My girls are older now and my grandson isn’t there yet, but I know he is going to miss the other kids being around when they are in school.

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167 Staci A August 28, 2014 at 8:33 pm

Getting everyone up early!

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168 Amy Webb August 28, 2014 at 10:50 pm

My older son just started Kindergarten so it’s all new to us. Not too much of a struggle yet.

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169 Theresa Jenkins August 28, 2014 at 10:55 pm

getting everyone’s homework done and fed so they can run to all their after school activities

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170 Gina August 29, 2014 at 8:26 am

My biggest challenge is getting everyone back on a good sleep schedule. We try to start a week ahead, but then Labor Day is “the last weekend of summer!” so we’re at the pool late, having sleepovers, etc.

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171 Rebecca D August 29, 2014 at 2:26 pm

I find it hard to get lunches made in the morning.

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172 KV August 29, 2014 at 10:33 pm

Getting ready in the morning is a struggle.

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173 K. Finn August 30, 2014 at 2:45 am

It’s a toss-up between affording all that is needed for it and getting the right sleep & routine to be able to be organized & on time.

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174 Jessica Snow August 30, 2014 at 4:20 am

I would have to say readjusting to sleep schedules.
Thanks for the giveaway! =)

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175 Lisa Marz August 30, 2014 at 7:51 pm

My biggest struggle is getting everyone up in the morning.

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176 jeannine s August 30, 2014 at 8:32 pm

Getting everyone used to a schedule again and homework

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177 Jessica w August 31, 2014 at 1:34 am

We’re homeschooling so our biggest struggle right now is trying to get our oldest to resist the urge to want to play all day. She’s coming around to it.

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178 katklaw777 August 31, 2014 at 2:38 am

My biggest struggle is with getting back into the routine…summer is such a free spirited, no hassle with schedules and homework time…we all miss it!

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179 Betty B. August 31, 2014 at 10:24 am

Getting back to our routine, and homework. I enjoy the lazy days of summer a little too much!

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180 Sonia August 31, 2014 at 4:07 pm

Getting everything on the list in time.

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181 Teresa Thompson August 31, 2014 at 5:15 pm

Getting back into the routine.

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182 chrisgharmon August 31, 2014 at 11:06 pm

Biggest struggle is probably getting up on time!

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183 Kirsten September 1, 2014 at 7:05 am

Getting the kids used to the early wake ups…

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184 julie p September 1, 2014 at 7:48 am

Our biggest struggle with back to school is going to bed early. As a teacher I am just as guilty as my daughters with staying up late all summer. August rolls around and we are all struggling to go to bed early.

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185 chana September 1, 2014 at 8:43 am

getting back into bedtime routines

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186 Nathan September 1, 2014 at 12:35 pm

Getting up in the morning!

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187 Corey Olomon September 1, 2014 at 11:50 pm

Affording the clothes and supplies.

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188 Susan Smith September 2, 2014 at 5:38 pm

Getting my children to wake up in the morning.

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189 Lauren September 2, 2014 at 8:25 pm

My biggest struggle is coping with the busy schedules and early wake up times! Ugh.

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190 Dana Rodriguez September 3, 2014 at 6:19 pm

Getting back on schedule and the BTS shopping!

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191 lana September 3, 2014 at 7:44 pm

getting all the school supplies together

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192 Shannon F September 3, 2014 at 11:27 pm

My daughter isn’t old enough for school yet but I imagine the hardest part for me is going to be waking up early. lol

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193 molli vandehey September 4, 2014 at 3:02 am

we are homeschoolers, so its so much extra work for me

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194 Lori A. September 4, 2014 at 9:28 am

My biggest struggle with back to school is getting the kids back into their routine

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195 Darlene Owen September 4, 2014 at 10:06 am

The biggest struggle is getting up early

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196 kathy dalton September 4, 2014 at 12:23 pm

my biggest problem with back to school was affording everything with five children

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197 Kerrie Mayans September 4, 2014 at 2:41 pm

My biggest struggle is getting all the paper work for the schools filled out and returning the right papers to the right schools and not forgetting any of them.

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198 Shannon September 4, 2014 at 9:45 pm

My biggest problem is getting the kids back into the routine…my daughter has bad anxiety now…once we get in the swing of things it will be better.

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199 Sarah September 4, 2014 at 11:07 pm

We homeschool, so my biggest struggle is actually getting myself organized so I can be a good instructor!

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200 Seyma Shabbir September 5, 2014 at 3:15 pm

My biggest struggle is getting used to being on a schedule.

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201 Jill Myrick September 5, 2014 at 4:36 pm

My biggest struggle with back to school is getting everyones school , sport and games schedules synchronized again.

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202 Courtnie September 5, 2014 at 4:46 pm

I am a college student, so getting myself prepared is very stressful.

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203 Randi C. September 5, 2014 at 4:58 pm

My son went off to college, and my biggest struggle is missing him…..he is my only and I am now an empty-nester, like it or not!

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204 Linda F September 5, 2014 at 5:24 pm

getting up early!

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205 Jasmine R September 5, 2014 at 6:23 pm

Having so many things to buy and getting back into a routine.

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206 amanda whitley September 5, 2014 at 10:04 pm

my biggest struggle is keeping stuff organized and kids on schedule.

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207 Terry September 5, 2014 at 10:13 pm

Getting all kids ready– watching out for traffic–trying to get everyone going in the am !!!!

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208 kristy September 6, 2014 at 1:01 am

Getting into a routine is very difficult

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209 Aileen Barker September 6, 2014 at 1:40 am

I don’t have kids, but whenever I plan on going back to school (college) and it’s hard getting into the groove of being in school for me ;)

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210 Thomas Murphy September 6, 2014 at 1:45 am

My biggest struggle is getting back in a routine.

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211 AEKZ2 September 6, 2014 at 1:46 am

My biggest struggle is getting my kids in bed at a decent time.

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