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Back to You!

Posted: August 27, 2019

By: Christina Keasler, Youth Department Assistant Director and Youth Technology Librarian

It’s back to school time. Whether you have one kid or more, you are probably focused on organization tips and separation anxiety. Even though a portion of your mind is flooded with these thoughts, another part may be relieved.

I mean, it’s been a long summer. My oldest just started kindergarten though, so it’s a mixed bag of emotions.

I’m sure I’m not the only one. But despite these overwhelming feelings, emotions, and the guaranteed inability to sleep in ever on a weekday (I know, I was spoiled), there are some perks: you may have a little bit of solo time on your freshly Purelled hands. After you eat the snacks you’ve been hiding from kids out in the open and catch up on your favorite show, the library’s got you covered for your next move.

Take some time to learn a fancy new meal. Bonus points if you don’t have to share it with the kids. Extra bonus points if you do, and they liked it.

The Superfood Alchemy Cookbook: Transform Nature’s Most Powerful Ingredients Into Nourishing Meals and Healing Remedies

Is there something that you’ve always wanted to learn, but haven’t had the time? Check these out. Don’t forget about our new digital resource, Creativebug, for more artsy ideas!

Soap Crafting: Step-By-Step Techniques for Making 31 Unique Cold-Process Soaps

Japanese Paper Crafting: Create 17 Paper Craft Projects & Make Your Own Beautiful Washi Paper

Metal Crafting Workshop

Macrame for Home Decor: 40 Stunning Projects for Stylish Decorating

Want to get down to business and put your house in order? You know I do.

City Farm House Style: Designs for a Modern Country Life

The Inspired Room

A Beautiful Mess: Happy Handmade Home: Painting, Crafting, and Decorating a Cheerful, More Inspiring Space

Happy Home: Everyday Magic for a Colorful Life

American Cozy: Hygge-Inspired Ways to Create Comfort & Happiness

Finally, don’t forget about yourself.

Crafting Calm: Projects and Practices for Creativity and Contemplation

Moving Into Meditation: A 12-Week Mindfulness Program for Yoga Practitioners

Close Your Eyes, Get Free: Use Self-Hypnosis to Relax, Reduce Stress, Quit Bad Habits, and Focus

No matter what you do, make sure to keep it weird when your kids get home from school:

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