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Back to school for many military families not only means tackling earlier bedtimes, making healthy, yummy lunches, and shopping smart for supplies, but also adjusting to a new school after a PCS/move, not to mention doing all this with one parent on the homefront and one away on deployment.


I’ve gone through Community and found some of my favorite and most popular back to school advice posts as well as a couple new of new ones to share this week.


Check out this list of my top back to school related posts in Community:


Back to School in a New Town: Transitioning from summer's long days and endless playing is hard enough — add in a new town and a new school, and it can be nerve wracking! Here are some tips to help your children make a smooth transition.

7 Tips for Creating Back-to-School Lunches: Putting together a healthy lunch for kids can be a daunting task. However, with a little bit of planning and a few basic steps, parents can create nutritious lunches their kids will enjoy. Here are 7 things to remember while packing those lunches.


7 Ways to Share the Back to School Experience with Deployed Moms and Dads: Here are some easy ideas to help when you're preparing for the school year, while still keeping your deployed love one connected and involved in the process.


How to Budget Money: 7 Back to School Money Savings Tips: Is it back to school time, already? As the summer nears the end, parents receive the lists of supplies for the new school year and parents begin the task of getting everything prepared. Preparing can mean unexpected expenses; here is a list to help keep the back to school spending under control and within your budget.


Back to School Advice: PCS Edition: Is a recent PCS complicating your back to school plans? Military spouses share their advice to help make back to school in a new place a seamless transition for the whole family.


How to Get Your Kids in Back to School Mode: Adjusting to earlier bedtimes, homework and added responsibilities can be done successfully. Here are 4 tips that will help your kids get in back to school mode.


5 Ways to Save on Back to School Shopping: Each year I am on a mission to save and shop smart for back to school. Here are 5 ways that you can save some big bucks while back to school shopping.


Are your kids adjusting to being back in school? Share your top piece advice with us! Please share in the comments!


About the Blogger: Briana Hartzell is a Navy spouse, mother to two beautiful girls (4 and 2 years), a former full time USAA employee and a graduate of Texas A&M University. Briana writes at Being Briana, a blog focused on the joys that military life and parenthood can bring.