Back To School is official.
We just completed our first week of the first grade and boy did I shed some tears. We moved to a new school with new teachers and it is a completely different vibe. Needless to say, this mama had some first day jitters and I almost broke down and cried during Rylie’s first zoom session. All of the other students were already familiar with each other since most of them were in the same kindergarten class. It broke my heart when they were all greeting each other as my little Rylie sat in silence. Distance learning makes it so much harder to become friends but I hope and pray that Rylie will be blessed with lots of new friends and sweet memories.
I wanted to share our simple distance learning set up at home because I’ve been seeing a lot of moms creating this beautiful instagram-worthy space that is dedicated to school and I wanted to show that it’s not necessary to do that. If you’re able to create such a space, that’s great! But if you’re not able to do that, that’s ok too– you’re not less of a mom for not doing that. Your dining table or kitchen island is enough! Please don’t feel bad!
YOU ARE ENOUGH!
Rylie will be working from the dining table and she is perfectly content in doing so. The 3-tier cart pictured above is something I purchased for myself at the beginning of this year for all of my craft supplies but I gave it over to Rylie’s school stuff after seeing that she needed a place for all of her school supplies and books.
The pink shoeboxes fit perfectly in the slots and I use them to store her paints and other art supplies. I have two pink smaller bins in the back left which I use to hold smaller tech items like headphone cords, usb cords. This is the perfect and practical set up for us– Rylie knows exactly where everything is and she has one spot to put all of her books and papers.
I hope you all have an amazing school year!
Cheers to all of you mamas pulling double shifts at home– I don’t know how you do it but you are amazing!