About Erin Henry

Since its founding in 2015 by suburban mother Erin Henry, Suburban Simplicity has provided an outlet for like-minded women to connect and share their methods for a serene and simple home life. It has become a trusted resource for advice on simple, modern homemaking, appearing on Oprah Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Buzzfeed, MSN and Yummly.

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  1. Michelle says

    Great tips Erin, it’s always such a mad rush in the mornings to get everyone ready. My son was the worst, always late. We ended up packing him a “breakfast on the go” to eat in the car on the way to school and that helped a little. Wish I’d seen some of these tips when he was still at school though. Sharing on facebook so I can try save a few moms.

  2. Nikki Frank-Hamilton says

    These are some great tips. Those first few weeks of back to school can be extremely hectic. I loved all the tips you shared and those from other mom bloggers. This year we have an extremely busy Junior that is pushing to graduate a year early. It is an action packed year, add in her job, and so we really need to stay on top of things. Thanks.

    • Erin says

      I know, getting dinner on the table in 30 minutes is such a great timesaver!! I find little timesaver like this help so much. Thanks for coming by, Brianna!

  3. Katrin says

    Erin these are great tips and a great guide for a successful start of the new school year. I can’t believe it’s that time soon…. I get my girls to prepare their bags the night before and also set the breakfast table the night before, except of course, for the fridge foods, but that helps keep things less stressful in the morning for us.

    • Erin says

      Those are great tips, Katrin!! I should create a checklist of things that could be done ahead of time so that parents can stay on top of things! Can I use your quote in the post as well??

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