Whether you are a teacher or a student or a mom sending your kids back to school, this time of year is always bittersweet. Check out our tips below for keeping your life on track while making the transition out of summer-mode.
And now that fall has arrived, take advantage of the most comfortable time of the year and GET OUTSIDE! For one or two short months, you don’t have to complain about how hot or how cold it is. Make the most of it!!
Also, do you follow us on pinterest? Don’t miss out on our ideas for local fall fun!
Schooling you in Organization
If you feel overwhelmed with the transition out of summer-mode, you are not alone. You need to go to bed earlier and get more done during the waking hours so your mind races when you have downtime and you may feel like you can’t keep up! This is very common! And we have included a few simple suggestions for staying on top of things.
Consistency is key: Establishing a routine will familiarize you and your family with where and when everyone needs to be and what they need to do.
Everything should have a home. Throwing your bag or backpack on top of the mail and bills next to the stack of lunchboxes makes you feel overwhelmed just thinking about it. Dedicate a space to put everything. Keys. Bag. Phone. Lunch. You will save so much time and frustration looking for things.
Ask for help. Whether it is a friend, a family member, another parent at school, a coworker… you can’t expect someone to help you unless you ask. And the worst thing that could happen is they say no.
Check out our pinterest board for more ideas to de-clutter your house and make you feel more in control.
Do you love pickles? Do you have a refrigerator? Then you can make these delicious pickles easily!
Jess, our ultrasonographer, gave us this recipe which makes 4 jars of pickles: One for each of her kiddos! They are delicious and considering you can get the ingredients at a farm stand for less then $8, what are you waiting for?! Visit our pinterest page for the instructions after you collect all the necessary ingredients:
You will need 4 Quart-sized jars that have been washed in hot, soapy water or run through the dishwasher.
- 2 quarts of water
- 1 cup white or cider vinegar
- ½ cup pickling salt (good ol’ salt works just fine)
- About 3 to 4 pounds of cucumbers – small pickling cukes are best
- 8 large heads of dill, or more if they are smaller
- 8 medium garlic cloves, peeled
- 1 pinch of pickling spice
Hours of Operation
Greater Binghamton OB/GYN is open:
Mondays 8:30 – 5:00
Tuesdays 8:00 – 5:00
Wednesdays 8:30 – 5:00
Thursdays 8:00 – 5:00
Fridays 8:00 – 4:00
We are here for you! Until next month…