Everyday Wellness Tips For Back To School

School Bells Are Ringing – Soon

Children are heading back to school shortly so it means that the ‘holidays’ are over for many mothers who have most of the transportation, attending-every-event and homework duties. You are heading back into the full grind!

Always truthful is another word that probably ought to be added to my tagline as in all honesty – I do not envy you.

Every morning and sometimes three or more times a day, I connect with my daughter and she is always on the run. Kitten, my name for my 13-months old granddaughter, is still in daycare but Mommy is running between drop off, getting to work, pick up baby, stop at the grocery for fresh fruits for tomorrow’s lunch bag, play time, bath and finally bedtime. I am exhausted sometimes just listening to her.

Where do you get all the energy ladies? How do you keep up your wellness?

In our afternoon post, Contributor, Katelyn Roth, will share some tips how to grab some extra exercise – as if any of you needed more – to keep your energy levels up, as well as keep you fit and well for the daily errands. Be sure to subscribe and get updates in your inbox when Katelyn and all the Contributors post articles.

Back To School Wellness Checklist

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Done, Not done, To Do

Speaking of wellness and back to school, as the children return to the classrooms and the care of their teachers, there are some very important questions that came to me to ask you:

  1. Have had your child’s annual physical done? Vaccines (if that is something you do), eye exams and dental checkups are ways to help your child stay healthy and well throughout the school year.  It also reduces the number of times he/she will be absent due to illness or emergency visits to the doctor or dentist. As far as possible, try to get them done before the first day of school.
  2. Do you know the wellness policy of our child’s school or whether they even have one? Call up the school today or check their website and get informed.
  3. Are there nutritional guidelines for all food that students have access to at your child’s school? Have you read it to make sure that they promote student health and help to cut childhood obesity? Check the school’s website and make sure you are packing healthy snacks and discussing with your child lunch options.
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Wellness Is More Than Physical Health

Those are just three thoughts that came to me earlier this morning. Another was to add a reminder that wellness is more than just the food we eat and the amount of exercise we get. Yes, I say this every week. Seems as if I am in good company on this as “Broadway performer, TV and Hollywood legend,” Ben Vereen, has hit the roads advocating wellness through the arts:

Earlier this month, Vereen brought his Wellness Through the Arts campaign to Sacramento, talking with students, educators and arts activists at the Natomas Charter School’s Performing and Fine Arts Academy, a public high school campus where he’s launching his first Northern California initiative.

I’m worried about America’s youths,” said Vereen, adding that teens are confronted by a barrage of unhealthy images and behaviors on TV, social media and in their communities. ‘The arts are a way to show a creative connection that’s positive … constructive rather than destructive.’ (Read full story)

 Our spiritual wellness which is not concerned about any religious affiliation is also an important part of our moving through the daily grind. This is why I have created a FREE Webinar, more of a conversation, for women who are recognized as the engine of most household. Like the engines of vehicles or equipment, women, mothers, spouses need maintenance and upkeep. One area that often gets no “oil,” is the spiritual life. If you are a busy woman who recognise that she needs a spiritual check up, here is my invitation to you:

That is it for this morning! Check out the FREE Webinar that I am hosting for you here and register for the one-hour conversation on Sunday, August 30, 2015.

bark of a tree
Shed what no longer serves you

Remember, “like the tree we have to shed, you must shed the thick, dead layers that no longer serve your growth; peeling the thoughts, attitudes, behaviours and even people who no longer serve us.” We must take care of our body, mind, and spirit to fully step into a constant state of wellness.

Have a Well Tuesday!

Namaste

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28 thoughts on “Everyday Wellness Tips For Back To School

  1. This kind of post are a great resource. You share here a lot of useful stuff for back to school period that all moms should know.

    1. Ms Claudette

      Thank you! 🙂

  2. Now you have me wondering what the school nutrition guidelines are for our district. I’m going to find out!

    1. Ms Claudette

      LOL! Mission accomplished! 🙂

  3. victoria

    our health is really important thank you for this reminder these fast few weeks i love eating junk foods and sweets. i need to get back my healthy life style

    1. Ms Claudette

      You are most welcome my dear! 🙂

  4. My kid’s still a bit too young but some of your tips ring true for day care as well. Thanks.

    1. Ms Claudette

      Yes some do. My granddaughter is in daycare as well and we made sure to check on their nutrition policy as well.

  5. These are awesome tips! Eye exams, wellness check ups and dental checkups are very important to ensure our kids are healthy.

    1. Ms Claudette

      Yes, they indeed are! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

  6. great tips.. my kids eat too many junk foods during summer vacation! We need to go back to our healthy lifestyle again

    1. Ms Claudette

      That is why they love summer so much!!! L)

  7. There are just so many things to remember and consider when it’s back to school season. With the guidance and help of the school, the students’ wellness can be reinforced. Teachers often have to remind the kids that health is important therefore they should take a good and balanced diet with rich food.

    1. Ms Claudette

      The teachers play such a huge role in not just educating the children but in supporting their growth overall.

  8. Elizabeth O.

    I normally ask for the school menu and the activities that the kids will do throughout the year. I want to make sure that they get the right nutrition not just at home but at school too.

    1. Ms Claudette

      Way to go Elizabeth! 🙂

  9. Robin (Masshole Mommy)

    Thanks for this information. It is so important that our children get what they need, both at school and at home, to be healthy.

    1. Ms Claudette

      You are most welcome!!! 🙂

  10. sicorra

    Excellent tips! Always good to make sure your kids have a physical done, and a dentist checkup.

    1. Ms Claudette

      Yes, I agree with you on that. 🙂

  11. I love posts like this. A more proactive approach is what is missing from our health care system. It shouldn’t all be about fixing what is broken but helping reinforce things so they don’t break, so to speak!

    1. Ms Claudette

      Thank you! We try to be proactive here rather than pointing at what’s wrong with no suggestion for solutions. 🙂

  12. Very important! This time year brings so many illnesses

    1. Ms Claudette

      Yes. I noticed a movement against vaccination – not sure what my thoughts are on that — having been vaccinated all my childhood and did the same with my child.

  13. Health and wellness are so important, especially at this time of the year. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Ms Claudette

      You are most welcome and yest they are extremely important!

    1. Ms Claudette

      Thank you! 🙂

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