Mornings are crazy around here. Trying to get both boys out of bed, dressed, fed, lunches packed and out of the door on time can be one big mess. So here’s how I structure my morning to ensure we’re on task, and more importantly, (mostly) on time.
Well clearly you need to get up! But get up 15 minutes earlier. Have that extra time to yourself so you aren’t running around trying to get everything done. I know that seems like a no brainer or that sleep is where it’s at but you guys those 15 minutes means a cup of coffee or tea while it's still hot.
Yes, pre-plan everything! Here’s some simple ways to make that happen.
- The night before, layout clothes for everyone you’re responsible for. I pick outfits for both boys and myself making the morning rush way easier.
- Get your coffee or tea ready for the morning. I love the timer! Nothing like hot coffee as soon as you get downstairs.
- Lunches, can sometimes be a hot mess over here. Having those ready for the morning is essential. I’ve found a new love with Ready Pac Foods’! They have a new line of Fresh Prep’d Soup Kits & Wrap Kits. They’ve got five fresh soup and wrap flavors keeping things interesting all week long, and with a two week shelf life on all kits everything stays crispy and fresh! It’s your whole lunch packed and ready to go for you. One less thing to have to think about. I love how the soups have everything to go with them even the spoon and the vegetables are crispy! The wraps are a salad wrapped up tight without becoming soggy. Oh and my go two favorites are The Chicken Tortilla Soup, Italian Style Wedding Soup, Bacon & Garlic Caesar Wrap and Buffalo-Style Ranch Wrap.
With everything that needs to get done before you walk out the door, remaining calm is your best bet. Even when things don’t quite go as planned. Remember this is your best bet to leave the house with a smile. Deep breaths often help me when things just aren’t going right.
I’d love to hear about your morning routines too. Share below in the comments and let’s help each-other out!