Celebrities such as Candice Warner, Kyly Clarke, Kara Ryan, Jo Casamento, Matty Samaei and Nicole O’Neil joined super-mum and lady-boss Sally Obermeder for breakfast at the Botanic Gardens Restaurant in Sydney as she chatted about life and clever back-to-school hacks in partnership with The Athlete’s Foot. Sally’s sister Maha Koraiem MC’d the event and the two delighted guests with their sisterly banter.
The event was the official launch of The Athlete’s Foot’s collaboration on back-to-school hacks with Sally Obermeder (some of Sally’s great tips below) and The Athlete’s Foot School Rewards Program which donates $5 from every pair purchased until 10thFebruary 2019 to your school.
Some of Sally’s handy back-to-school hacks:
BATHROOM CHECKLIST
List things like “Brush teeth”, “Sunscreen” and “Hair up” on the bathroom mirror in whiteboard marker. There can be no excuses for the kids not to be clean and prepped when the checklist is literally in front of their face!
TURN BACK TIME
Start practicing getting up early for school in early or mid January so it’s not such a shock to the system when school goes back. Gradually bring forward bed and wake times through the month. A gorgeous, fun alarm clock is a great Christmas gift to get kids on board with this.
 TACKLE BOX TRICK
Keep hair-ties, bobby pins, hair-clips and ribbons in a tackle box. It sounds strange but tackle boxes have the most convenient, easily visible, small compartments. This prevents the hair stuff winding up all over the house and makes it really easy for you or the kids to find what they need in the morning.
HOOKS & BASKETS
Set up a bag hook and basket station for each child near the front door. This needn’t be expensive. Places like K-Mart and Ikea have some great-looking cheap options. Have the kids place their bag on the hook and their school shoes, hat and any other paraphernalia in the basket when they get home from school. That way you know where to find things like lunch boxes and school notes each evening and no-one is desperately running around the house trying to find shoes and bags in the morning.