This post is sponsored by Kleenex, Scott, Cottonelle and Viva but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
As August comes to end, it’s time for back to school and new transitions. This September will be a new transition in our family as well as we will be in our new home and Maxwell will be in a new daycare full time. With new routines comes crazy mornings trying to get everyone ready for the day and out the door on time. I’ve gathered some tips and hacks to help beat the morning rush and help for an easier transition for all.
1.) Prep the night before – pack lunches and lay out outfits the night before. That way in the morning you can just get dressed and take lunch boxes out of the fridge and pack in everyone’s bags. Let your kids help you too that way they can wear something they helped pick out.
2.) Buy all your home essentials online and have the house stocked – In the morning the last thing you want to have to do is be running around looking for more paper towels or toilet paper because the roll is empty. I buy all of my essentials online at Amazon and have them delivered to the house that way I avoid the stores and don’t have to lug all of the bulky items around and into the car with a little one in tow.
3.) On Sunday, prepare some easy breakfasts for the week – I’m all about food prepping! One of my favorite quick breakfast ideas is egg muffins. Super easy to make and everyone loves them! In a bowl I whisk a dozen eggs, some milk and salt and pepper all together. Add shredded cheese and some veggies or meats of your choice. (We love to do some chopped bell peppers, spinach and chunks of bacon). Spray a muffin tin with nonstick spray. Pour the egg batter into the muffin tins until halfway full. Bake in the oven on 375 for 15 minutes. Store in a ziploc bag in the fridge and pop in the microwave before eating.
4.) Pack bags and backpacks the night before – Have your kids be sure to pack all their school supplies and homework the night before. Little one’s gotta bring in Kleenex for the class? Pack that too.
5.) Wake up early – I wake up earlier than everyone else that way I can shower and enjoy my morning cup of coffee in peace and quiet. I crave that time in the morning to gather all of my thoughts for the day and embrace the quiet before the chaos starts.
6.) Make a playlist – Have your kids make a playlist with songs that they like that get them up and moving. Make it into a routine. When Taylor Swift comes on, they have to get dressed by the end of the song. Once Bruno Mars is done, they have to have finished brushing their teeth.
7.) Keep the car stocked – How many times have you gotten the kids out of the house and into the car and then noticed they have peanut butter or yogurt smeared all over their face? I keep things like Kleenex wet wipes in my car that way I can wipe my little dude’s face clean before going out in public.
Wishing you and all your little ones a fabulous school year!