For some of us, the school bell has already been clanging for days. For others, there’s still a snippet of summer left before we are returned to the routine. For all of us, though, autumn is waiting – full of opportunity and fun! So don’t let the back to school blues get you down.  Join us at the next #TMOM Twitter party, where our Traveling Mom experts will talk about back to school schedules, hacks, strategies – and, of course, travel.


Back to school blues

Not all parents get the back to school blues. This mom and dad must have a plan! Photo by Patty Holliday, Candid TravelingMom

August 15  #TMOM Twitter Party – Back to School

Back to school. Just hearing the words makes my shoulders sag. Unlike the parents who dance up and down the aisles of the local Staples as they load up with school supplies, I am not one who is gleeful that my kids are back at school. As much as I love their schools, I don’t love the morning routine, the sports and extra-curriculars that rule my schedule, the rushed dinner hours and that dreaded homework time.

And as a Traveling Mom, I have to wonder – is there time for travel in that crazy schedule? Well, folks, the answer is yes – and we’ll be talking all about it at the next #TMOM Twitter party on August 15 at 9 pm EST.

Get over the back to school blues at the next #TMOM Twitter party

Give us a break! School in August? There ought to be a law. Photo by Karen Heffren, Desert Traveling Mom

I believe that we moms need a survival guide for the autumn. Once the kids are back to school, everything gets a little too scheduled, a little too structured, and a lot “too busy.” We need to arm ourselves with quick recipes, homework tactics, apps to keep our schedules in line – and at least a road trip or two to look forward to. Let’s share strategies and plan our approach to  fall – while enjoying an hour of laughter, stories and fun.

After all, the fall is about foliage, and car rides in the country, and pumpkin patches. The weather is cool, the crowds are minimal, and the countryside is ripe for the picking. And Halloween is right around the corner! Soon summer will be a distant fond memory – but the only way we’ll make the most of this autumn is if we plan it. It’s all in the strategy.

Step one in that plan? First of all, join the #TMOM Twitter party on August 15 at 9 pm. Pour yourself a lemonade, kick your shoes off and enjoy one of the last #TMOM Twitter parties of summer, where together we will conquer any challenges that “back to school” poses!

The Details

WHEN: August 15, 9-10 pm ET (8-9 pm CT; 7-8 pm MT; 6-7 pm PT)

Join the #TMOM Twitter Party on August 15

Thinking ahead, just like these words decorating a college dorm room, can be downright inspirational. Photo by Dana McKenney Zucker, Luxe Traveling Mom

WHO: Panelists @travelingmoms @KimOrlando @CindyTravelsOn

HOW TO JOIN: Follow the #TMOM hashtag

SPREAD THE WORD: Tweet Apparently summer isn’t endless! Join #TMOM Monday 8/15 9pm ET Share in our travel plans, morning schedules and recipes for back to school!

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