Mornings can be a stressful time for a parent. Making sure everyone is up, fed, dressed and out the door on time can be a little chaotic at times. Here are some tips and tricks to make mornings go a little bit smoother…
- Getting enough sleepat night is super important not only for your kids, but for you! *insert more here about sleep importance*Click here to see how much sleep your kids should be getting based on their age.
- Preparation is key! Preparing for your mornings the night before will help you immensely by saving tons of time in the morning. You can prep things such as breakfast, lunches, outfits and school bags the night before. Pinterest is a great source of ideas for make ahead breakfasts or lunches or click here for some easy ideas.
- A morning routine checklist can make life a lot easier in the mornings. A sheet of paper that includes all of the morning duties that must get done will help your kids stay on track and help them get into a routine. You can start by going through each step with your kids for a couple of days and then let them take ownership from there. Within a couple weeks they should be managing their own morning routine, giving you time to get ready for your day! You can make your own morning routine or simply click here to download and print our free PDF. We’ve included a night routine here as well.
- Waking up before you kids can make a big difference in your mornings. Getting up 20-30 minutes before your kids can give you time to shower, get dressed and get breakfast started. This way, you don’t have to juggle getting both of yourselves ready at the same time. Another tip is getting the car loaded up before they’re even up to save time later.