Parents, let’s get real. Although back to school can be stressful, you also can’t help but be a little relieved that the kids will be occupied again for 8 hours every day. We see you secretly agreeing! Even so, there’s still one part of the school day that is all your domain: the mornings. That’s right, the mornings before school starts, when you’re trying to juggle making breakfast, finding socks that match, packing backpacks, and miraculously getting everyone where they need to be on time. We feel your pain. That’s why we’re listing the top 4 ways to save time and stay sane in the mornings.
#1: Subscribe to a meal plan
While you’re running a marathon to get the kids ready, the last thing on your mind is – well – YOU. Choosing an outfit, packing food for your day, and even combing your hair always happen last minute, if they happen at all. Take care of yourself and subscribe to a meal plan. No, we’re not talking the recipe kits where you have to cook all the ingredients yourself. We’re talking the fully prepped meals, made fresh, then delivered to your door for you to simply toss in your bag each day!
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#2: Let the kids choose their own outfits
Nothing eats up time faster than a kid who doesn’t want to get dressed. Here’s the trick: give them some autonomy in their closet. When you let them choose their own outfits for the day, they’ll feel proud to get dressed. Instead of fighting over the adorable new matching set you just bought, let them choose and watch how fast they run downstairs.
#3: Prep breakfast the night before
One of the biggest morning time wasters? Getting the kids to eat their breakfast. Here’s one tip that might speed along the process: make breakfast the night before. There are so many simple recipes to choose from, like overnight oats, egg bites, and breakfast casseroles. With breakfast prep finished, you can simply wake up and reheat right away. Give the kiddos more time to nibble and they might actually finish their plate in time to make the school bus.
#4: Make a game out of your mornings
We aren’t playing around with this final tip, but your kids will be. If you want to speed up your morning routine, try adding a little competitive edge. Create a game around who can get dressed the fastest, who can brush their teeth first, or who can be at the door ready to go before the others. Maybe even set a timer throughout the morning with regular checkpoints! The kids might start to find mornings fun, and who knows – maybe you will too.
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