Weekday mornings in our house are a little crazy…as I’m sure they are in most homes with kids.
Trying to get two little boys dressed, fed breakfast, and out the door for the day can be hectic sometimes. Not to mention, I also need to get dressed and ready for the day, too!
To make mornings easier, here are some of the tips that I have started to implement in our morning routine in order to calm the crazy a little bit!
Tips for an Easier Morning Routine with Kids
1. Get a Head Start –
The night before is a great time to get a head start on the next day’s tasks. I will usually pack the lunch boxes (well, snacks since our older guy goes to preschool for half the day). Also, I refresh my coffee maker the night before with new water, new coffee, and everything I need to have my coffee ready ASAP in the morning. Then, I set the backpacks, keys, and shoes out at a little table near our front door. This makes it super easy for the kids to know exactly where they can find their stuff in the morning, and be ready to head out the door.
2. Get Up Early –
This one is hard for me. I love staying up late, and I do NOT like waking up early. I have found though, that waking up earlier than the kids allows me to be able to have some time alone in the morning. I can take a shower, get dressed, have my coffee, and maybe even check my email all before the kids wake up. That way I am fresh and prepared to take on the day (and the kids!)
3. Have Quick & Easy Breakfasts –
On weekday mornings it’s hard to cook a large breakfast for everyone. My kids love fresh fruit and we always have a variety on hand. I recently came across El Monterey Breakfast Burritos which the whole family is loving right now! They’re packed with real ingredients like scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese, potatoes, and more! El Monterey Breakfast Burritos make it super easy to give my family a warm and substantial breakfast in just a few short minutes. Perfect for filling their bellies without taking a ton of time.
These tips help to get our family ready for the day and out the door in a flash! It’s a win-win for everyone in the family, especially me (Mom). #MomWins
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