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Mom life is hard ! You, the Mom are responsible for so much getting tiny humans out the door every morning to school. Feeding them, making sure they’re dressed and teeth brushed and then taking care of yourself also. I’ve developed a routine that works. I’m showered and dressed everyday. Sometimes I even do my makeup too . 😊 I get the kids off to school happy, fed, dressed and with everything they need for their school day. Below I have outlined the steps in my Morning Routine.
Step 1 What I do on Sunday or maybe during the weekday? 🙄
Hang in here with me for a minute. I’m about to say one of the most dreaded words in the Mom vocabulary. L-A-U-N-D-R-Y . Don’t leave the page I know it’s rough but dressed tiny humans and a dressed Mom in something other than PJ’s equals doing the laundry.
As soon as I come home from taking the little people to school I do laundry. That’s right do it first thing no excuses.
- Get the clothes out of all the hampers
- Sort the lights and darks
- Stain treat anything in the hampers that needs attention.
- Start the darks load first
- Set a timer on my phone to remind me to take the laundry out of the washing machine.
- When the first load is done . STOP whatever you are doing when the timer goes off. Move the darks to the dryer.
- Start the next load of lights. Start another timer for the dryer and the washing machine.
- When the lights are done and the darks are dry. FOLD the darks this way most things will not need ironing.(I use a folding board) The things that do need ironing use the iron or use a wrinkle releasing spray like Downy Wrinkle Release.
- After the light load is dry and folded it’s time to pick out everyones clothes for the week.
- I use a sorter in my kids rooms. That way everything from undergarments to tops and bottoms is laid out and ready for them.
- For me I have a small clear section of my closet where I hang the outfits for the school/work week. This way I’m not standing in the closet scratching my head trying to remember what to wear
- Make Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches for the week and freeze them for my Boy. He eats those every day for lunch.
Step 2 The Night Before
Lunches, backpacks, and sharing time oh my ! Making sure I prep as much as I can the night before is my second key to surviving the morning.
After the kids have had showers and brushed teeth. We all work together to prep lunches and backpacks.
- I have both kiddos check their backpacks. Make sure library books that need to be returned are there. Homework, signed papers or anything else that needs to go back to school the next day.
- Lunches. We discuss what they want for lunch. The items like apples, napkins any silverware they need go in the lunch boxes then. FYI Peanut Butter and Jelly Freezes beautifully. (See 12 in Step 1 )
Step 3 The Morning
- I wake up 30 minutes before everyone else. This gives me time to get a cup of coffee and get dressed before I wake the little people. This way I’m able to supervise their breakfast, teeth brushing, dressing, and other chores without my focus being divided.
- Empty the dishwasher. Finish making the kids lunches.
- Wake up the littles
- Feed them breakfast
- Have the littles get dressed
- Do Chores from Chore Chart
- By the time the chores are done it’s time to get shoes on and go to school
I’m not telling you this is the only way to handle your morning. This is what works for our house. The last advice I can provide is this , Whatever, you do be consistent with the kids and the routine in the morning. Being as consistent as possible will make the mornings much less stressful for everyone in the house.
What is your morning routine? How do you get everyone out the door ? Comment below and let me know. I look forward to hearing from you.