“First Day Ready” Checklist


Summer, why do you always slip away so fast??? As we are {very} quickly approaching the start of the school year, we’ve decided to put together a First Day Ready Checklist to help us moms get back into the swing of things.

first day ready checklist


For Moms Sanity:

✔ Make lunch, pack a snack and a water bottle.
Don’t forget to include a first day Love note!
💡Pro Tip: Label the inside of the lunchbox and sharpie your child’s name on the bottom of the water bottle (we’ve lost our fair share over the years!)

✔ Lay out clothes (down to the socks-avoid the sock battle!)
💡Pro Tip: Include a light jacket & an extra pair of clothes in their backpack for the new Kindergartners just in case they get cold in class or need a change of clothes.

✔ Make sure everything is labeled
💡Pro Tip: Child Safety experts suggest that we don’t label with kids names on the outside/visible area of their backpacks!


To Make it Less Stressful for the Littles:

✔ Make sure backpack is packed and ready to go (except the lunch obvs) with shoes by the door.

✔Set alarm clock ⏰

✔Pre-pick and agree on a healthy breakfast (we love avocado toast and some fruit!)

first day ready checklist

Just for Fun:

✔Print your first day of school sign and your questionnaire.

✔Set up homework station!

💡Ideas: Have pencils, paper, scissors, glue, crayons etc. all in one spot and ready for homework!

✔Have healthy after school snacks readily available

💡Ideas: Hummus, PB, fruit, & pretzels are easy go-to’s!

✔Create a morning checklist board so the littles know what to do and in what order (empower them!)

💡Ideas: Brush teeth, get dressed, make bed, eat breakfast, put shoes on, and grab lunch are super easy for little ones!

✔Read a special bedtime story


first day ready checklist

We hope this little checklist helps you get “First Day Ready”!

Are you doing anything special for their first day? Leave me your best “First Day Ready” tips in the comments!

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Eryn is a plant-based momma of four amazing kiddos ranging in age from 4 to 18! She is a marketing maven and mentor with 20 years of business development and marketing under her belt. She beyond obsessed with all things purpose, giving back, wellness, and marketing. Living in Orlando for over 14 years, this Flo-Grown, Miami native has fallen for The City Beautiful and all it has to offer! From the local arts, to the craft beer and foodie scene, to all of the non-profits and giving opportunities, Eryn is is love with all things Orlando! Her connection with local moms, businesses of Orlando and philanthropy goes deep. Eryn uses her 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦 to 𝘦𝘥𝘶𝘤𝘢𝘵𝘦, 𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘢𝘨𝘦, 𝘦𝘯𝘨𝘢𝘨𝘦, 𝘦𝘮𝘱𝘰𝘸𝘦𝘳 & 𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘷𝘢𝘵𝘦 other mompreneurs in life & business. Eryn is also an accredited Integrative Wellness Consultant, Purpose Coach and certified Social Entrepreneurship/Small Business Coach, and a clean beauty advocate with Beautycounter. She strives to help other women prosper and flourish in life and business and she thrives on creating authentic partnerships and building relationships. Her motto is be on purpose and she lives to better the lives of others.


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