1. Create a family binder. Put vital information and important paperwork in a three-ring binder. Make a section for school that includes carpool schedules, class phone lists and e-mail addresses, trip permission slips, lunch menus and contact information.
2. Post a family calendar. Record school holidays, practice dates, doctor’s appointments and other commitments.
3. Create a kid in-box. Designate a basket or tray for your children’s nonessential school papers (such as news about after-school programs) as well as their art projects.
4. Plan breakfast. Make grocery shopping and morning meal prep a breeze by deciding on a weekly breakfast rotation. Get your kids onboard by asking for their input. Anyone up for waffle Wednesdays or pancakes every Friday?