Mornings tend to be stressful, especially for mommies.
But with a little preparation beforehand, mornings can actually run quite smoothly!
"The stressed out morning. We’ve all been there. Some of us find ourselves there more often than not. It’s that time when you have more things to accomplish than time in which to do so. Sometimes the stress comes from waking up late. Sometimes it comes from trying to locate a missing favorite toy or homework. Sometimes the stress just swoops in out of the blue and causes complete chaos. However, the ultimate foe in keeping everyone upbeat and on time can be avoided. By simplifying your mornings, you can help minimize the stress felt by everyone in the family and make back to school a breeze. All you have to do is think.
Every member of the family has a few necessities that go with them every day. Adults have keys and wallets. Children have backpacks and homework. Preschoolers and the younger set have diaper bags. The easiest way to invite stress into your morning is to spend the entire time trying to locate something you really need. The key is to plan ahead. Use the 15 minutes before bed to gather up everyone’s essentials and place them near the front door.
Gather homework and books and put them into backpacks. Restock diaper bags. Place outgoing mail and important papers in purses. Use a basket by the door for each family member to store everything they need. This way, everyone gathers their items, knows where to find them, and they’re prepared to face the day. No more frantic searching for Susie’s homework or Dad’s keys on the way out the door.
Make lunches and snacks and store them in the refrigerator. Label each family member’s lunch so there is no confusion. There are many fun, silly ways to personalize this step of your evening. Label brown paper bags with colorful designs or use a lunchbox for each family member labeled with self-adhesive labels. The less confusion, the less the possibility of a meltdown."
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