Feeling Overwhelmed with Getting Back to School?

Feeling Overwhelmed with Getting Back to School?

Feeling Overwhelmed with Getting Back to School?

It’s that time of year—Back to School! I just got back from a week long cross-country trip to help move a daughter into an apartment in NYC. I am now faced with all the back to school stuff (not only for the kids, but for me as well since I teach part-time at a Catholic school and I home school.) AND I am faced with a garden full of tomatoes. As I face my computer to type this quick article, millions of “to do’s” are racing through my head.

As a veteran at this, I know to keep it all in perspective—it all gets done, some how. I have learned to spend even more time in prayer, to talk softly to everyone, looking them in the eyes, and to plan family meals together. These three habits make a difference. When it seems as though now would be a good time to eat frozen pizzas for dinner, having a simple, healthy sit down dinner with the family will help everyone take a breath, relax, and enjoy some much needed fellowship. If you know what I am talking about, give the dinner thing a try. Which brings me back to my tomatoes—I just finished a giant batch of sauce. We had a delicious spaghetti dinner last night and really enjoyed each other’s company!

Here is how I made my sauce:

Take some time out of your busyness to show your family how much you care for them with planned-out, healthy, delicious meals.

Copyright 2013 Tami Kiser


About Author

Tami is the author of Smart Martha's Catholic Guide for Busy Moms and the founder of SmartMartha.com. She lives in Greenville, SC with her husband and family. Tami runs the online CatholicConference4Moms, Smart Martha ministry, CatholicFamilyCelebrations.com, CatholicMosaic.com, and teaches dance classes. Thinking like a Smart Martha has helped her to constantly seek to “sit at Christ’s feet” even in the midst of piles of laundry and sinks of dirty dishes.

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