Getting kids up and out the door and avoiding the morning madness.

There’s so much to do in the morning to get the kids ready for school or daycare. We’re about 2 weeks into school and I’ve started waking up 30 minutes earlier than in years past and it really does make a difference. I can get myself ready and usually have a few quiet minutes with one of our 3 children before everyone is up.   Those 30 extra minutes has helped eliminate a lot of stress in getting out the door.  I whole-heartedly agree with #3 have the kids pick their clothes out the night before and #10 have a designated spot for all the essentials, like backpacks, home/school folder, keys, purses, etc.  Read the entire article here.