Gathering together the right outfits for yourself and your kids is a chore and takes time. It's so much easier to pick outfits, and set them in one spot in each room the night before. If your kids are the right age, let them chose or help you chose what they will wear. Remember socks and weather appropriate outerwear too. It is helpful if you put a decorative basket or box by the front door for each family member to deposit their shoes in when they come in the door. In the morning rush, they will always know where to find them.
It makes sense to give kids, or let them get their own baths, in the evening before bedtime. This makes one less thing needing to be done in the busy morning time.
After dinner, you, or even the kids, can set out various things needed for a quick but nutritious breakfast. This could include bowls, cups, napkins and tableware. Also, set out cereal boxes, instant oatmeal, and fresh fruit. All that will be needed in the morning is some milk and juice and some help cutting up the fruit. For a quick breakfast on the go, keep granola bars and 100 per cent fruit juice boxes on hand.
As soon as your children have finished their homework, have them pack their back packs and set them by the front door, ready to grab and go in the morning.
If you can swing it, aim to be ready 15 minutes before it is necessary for anyone to walk out the door. This gives time for a little slower pace and some much needed talk and cuddles with the children before parting for your busy day.
Organization is the key to mental health! Great List! H5!
Great tips for busy parents. H5
Great tips for today's busy moms!
All things that I did as a young mom. Great tips.
Great parenting tips to help with busy times like mornings. h5
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