Make Your School Supplies Last Longer

You can learn even more ways to get organized and transition from summer to school on our Back-To-School 2014 page.

Don’t send all your kid’s school supplies with them the first day.  Many times the glut of school supplies is overwhelming and things are put in a big pile, or lost.  Send in the immediate necessities, but hold back some glue sticks, pencils, pens, and paper to help top it up later in the year.  Older kids, when faced with a glut of supplies, have a tendency to waste or even destroy them.

She may go by the name Scatteredmom online, but Karen really is anything but scattered when it comes to the kitchen.  Churning out tasty treats within view of the Georgia Strait on Canada's west coast, Karen will hand you an organized weekly meal plan or teach you how to make meals from scratch.  As Mom to a teenage boy, she knows exactly what it takes to keep kids full and happy-which has really come in handy with her job as the Food Editor at Yummy Mummy Club.

A strong supporter of Food Revolution who has been endorsed by Jamie Oliver himself, by day Karen can be found working as a special education teaching assistant, running a kitchen and showing teenagers how to cook nutritious meals for themselves.  By night, when she's not chatting on Twitter and answering cooking questions,  she writes her popular blog Notes From the Cookie Jar, or posting mouthwatering recipes over at Chasing Tomatoes.  Not afraid to give her opinion and passionate about community, Karen spoke at Blissdom Canada 2010 and her writing has been published in Canadian Living magazine, as well as in various online publications. 

Follow Karen on Twitter @scatteredmom