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Summer is (shockingly) nearly over, so it’s time to focus on getting back to the daily grind of packing lunches, school drop off and homework. But how do you prepare your kid, and yourself, for the year ahead? This Back To School Issue celebrates everything from the special hell that is the school drop-off line to preparing your kid for getting their period at school — with lots of fun stuff in between. Good luck out there! xx Scary Mommy

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