Most kids have just gone back to school. Those lazy summer days are gone and now its time for that frantic morning routine! It seems like no matter what time I wake up, I am always rushing. Last school year when my kid got her 5th tardy slip I knew I needed to find a way to make our morning routine run smoother. Here are a few great tips that have helped my kid get to school on time!
Lay out clothes the night before. Not just the kids clothes, but everyone’s clothes. Then there is no time wasted trying to figure out what to wear.
When it comes to breakfast, know what you are going to make beforehand. I save the things that take time to cook like french toast for the weekend. A bowl of yogurt with fruit or granola is quick and healthy!
If your kids are big cereal eaters you can set up breakfast the night before. Leave a bowl of cereal on the table covered in plastic wrap. Then place a cup of milk in the fridge on a shelf you kid can reach. Then they can serve themselves cereal and you won’t have to worry about a mess.
Take showers and baths the night before.
Have your kids homework checked and backpack packed and waiting by the door.
Pack lunches the night before. You can save even more time by making a weekly lunch menu. I know for me, trying to put together a well-rounded lunch takes me so long. Having it all written out beforehand really saves time.
Stick to a routine. This way you know everything that needs to get done is done. To help my daughter stick to this routine I made a reminder list for the bathroom.
A smooth morning routine can give you a great start to your whole day!
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