Back-to-School Deals and Tips in Lubbock
For all you mommies out there with school-age children, some of you may be dealing with the back-to-school blues, and some of you are more than ready for your kids to go back to school.
Last year was my son's first year of school, and it was really scary for both of us.
For me, it was nerve-racking because he is my only child and my baby boy. I've been there for all his firsts and time just seemed to fly by when it comes to him growing up.
Secondly, he had NEVER been in a school environment with all of its structure and order. Once he got the hang of things, he was good to go. And this year, he is more than ready to go back to school.
Now, it's back to early bed times, buying school supplies and homework.
Getting back into the bed time routine is not always easy -- especially if school hasn't quite started yet.
The best thing to do is to begin setting boundaries early on by setting a bed-time and wake-up time for your kids. Once they're up in the morning, start a morning routine (i.e. breakfast, brush your teeth, get dressed, etc.).
Remember: the key is consistency. Once you start changing things up, it messes your kids up, too. So try to stick to a strict schedule.
If you're a procrastinator like I am sometimes, you're probably on the hunt for school supplies. If you missed out on tax-free weekend last weekend, it's not too late to find some last-minute back to school deals.
Below is a list of last-minute deals.
[via Lubbock for Kids]
Now until Sunday, August 16th drop off new or gently used back packs at Kingsgate merchants. Kingsgate will fill the back packs with school supplies and Sprouts will include healthy snacks. The back packs will be given to the Bridge of Lubbock for their annual Bridge Bash on August 22nd.
This Saturday, August 15th Dillard's will host Kids Day and Back-to-School Style Show. Donations of school supplies will be accepted and will be taken to the Bridge of Lubbock. Style show will begin at 2 p.m. and there will be activities for the kids all day long.
Chick-fil-A on 82nd and Milwaukee with be hosting a Western Shindig and Petting Zoo to celebrate back to school on Tuesday, August 18th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. People are encouraged to bring school supplies to help the Children's Home of Lubbock. Kids will receive a free kids meal just for bringing school supplies valued of at least $4 and the donation of a back pack gets your child entered into a drawing to win free Chick-fil-A for a year.
This Back-2-School Kickoff will take place at Mae Simmons Community Center on August 22nd from 9 a.m. to noon. Backpacks are available for grades K-12 and children must be present to win. 1,000 backpacks will be given away with school supplies.
On August 22nd from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. the Bridge of Lubbock will host their Annual Bridge Bash. Backpacks filled with school supplies will be given away. The Bridge is also accepting donations for gently used clothes and shoes.