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Back to School Rituals

POPSUGAR / paid for by / Passion For Pasta

Source: POPSUGAR Photography / Diggy Lloyd

The more things change, the more they stay the same. This back-to-school season, we've partnered with Passion For Pasta to highlight the ways in which family traditions can live on through the years — especially when there's a good recipe involved.

Last year, I had my first real back-to-school moments as a parent with my oldest daughter, a kindergartener. While some rituals have changed since my own school days, so many others remain the same. As we shared this rite of passage, I thought of my parents and the ways we used to get ready for the start of a new year. Here's how we re-create those moments together now — with slightly modern updates.