Once you have little ones running around the home, your mornings are never the same. Getting everyone fed and dressed in the morning can be a challenge, and forget, waking up to an alarm. Your little ones will make sure you’re up at least an hour before that alarm was going to go off. To make mornings run a lot smoother, I have developed some easy ‘mom hacks’ for a smooth morning to help make my day go better! No more rushing around in a bathrobe or forgetting to brush my hair again! While you can’t control a sleepy teen who won’t get out of bed or the inevitable juice spill at breakfast, you can use these tips to help make your mornings run a lot smoother.
Mom Hacks for a Smooth Morning
Invest in a good coffee maker with a timer
Instead of rushing around to get your coffee made in the morning, invest in a coffee maker with a programmable timer. This way, you can start your morning off with your coffee already done! And let’s be real, that smell alone is enough to get me out of bed!
Pick out everyone’s clothes for the week on Sunday night
Instead of having everyone run around each day trying to put together outfits, just have everyone lay out their clothes for the day on Sunday! This way, all your outfits are ready to go, and it becomes one less thing you have to worry or think about. This organizer is perfect for kids, but you could even use this yourself!
Make breakfast ahead of time
Make a huge batch of breakfast food for the week during the weekends so you can enjoy the leftovers all week long! You can easily scramble a bunch of eggs, cook up some bacon, and make pancakes to put in the freezer. Then just take them out and reheat the day of! Breakfast burritos, biscuits, and sandwiches can all be frozen and reheated layer!
These recipes are always a delicious idea.
Make Ahead Eggnog French Toast
Blueberry Vanilla Almond Granola Crumble
Pack lunches the night before
This is true if you’re doing distance learning, working from home, or if everyone is leaving the house. Not having to stop in the middle of the day to prepare lunch will help you save time and avoid a messy kitchen. Plus you avoid the last minute “oh no! What do I make for lunch?!” drama.
Get everyone dressed after breakfast
I can’t tell you how many times someone ruined a shirt or outfit while eating breakfast! Save the drama and have everyone get dressed after they eat breakfast. This way, if they make a mess, it’s on their pajamas and not their outfit for the day.
Give your kids more responsibility
Mornings don’t need to be or should be a one-woman show. Everyone can help out to help make things run smoother! Your tweens or teenagers can heat up breakfast and help the little ones get dressed. Your spouse can help pack book bags and prepare lunches. You can even make a rotating list of who is responsible for what in the mornings. Whatever you decide to do, don’t take it all on yourself!
As you can see, a few simple steps can help make your mornings so much better! Hopefully, these easy mom hacks for a smooth morning have helped you make some changes to your am routine to make it run a lot a bit more seamless.
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