Jan
23
2012

Guest Posting Over at The SITS Girls on How to Get Your Kids Out The Door!

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Today I am SO fortunate to be guest posting over at the SITS Girls with my tips on How To Get Your Kids Out The Door Without Pulling Your Hair Out! And by that, I don’t mean when they are 18 and are heading off to college… no I mean right now 5 days a week when you are trying to get them out of your house and onto that big yellow bus on their way to school! And how many of you (and when I say “you” I mean “us”!) made New Year’s resolutions just a few weeks ago that we were going to yell less at our kids? AND have a calm and happy morning? Okay- I see your hands raised in the air!

So please, head on over to SITS and read up on my best tips for making your mornings better…. and then come on back here and check out these posts for other family routines that I use throughout the day to move things along around here!

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Family Routines: What We Do After School

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Family Routines: The Kids Evening Routine

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Family Routines: Moms Evening Routine

 

I would love to hear from you! What tips and tricks to use to make your mornings go smoothly?

Sharons Signture Guest Posting Over at The SITS Girls on How to Get Your Kids Out The Door!

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1 Kimber June 23, 2012 at 11:42 pm

We have a very structured routine… I do my morning things before I go and get the boys. I have a three-year old and one-year old twins. I get the babies out of bed last. Once they are up, it is diaper time and then breakfast. We don’t usually do a full hot breakfast. I like to keep hardboiled eggs in my fridge. I mash them up with a fork, add a little butter, salt and pepper, few seconds in the microwave, and that is our “hot eggs.” Most mornings we have bananas, whole milk organic yogurt, breakfast bread or toast, and cereal or oatmeal. Once breakfast is over, I give everyone a glass of milk or water while I clean up the kitchen and highchairs. I get all the clothes together and bring the boys to an enclosed room to get everyone cleaned up and dressed. If we are going somewhere, I get myself ready while the boys play, then I make the boys and I a lunch to take with us. I pack our lunches (or snack if I am only running errands) in a large cooler from Target. I have found that leaving the house is always better when I have food for all of us. It is hard when I finally get the boys playing and happy and I’m watching them starving, or when we are somewhere where there is nothing the boys will eat. Or my errands take longer than expected. Leaving the house can be totally unpredictable though. The other day, I had everyone ready to go, we were going to leave on time, when I discovered my oldest had spilled milk all the way down the hallway… Always an adventure!
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2 Sharon
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June 25, 2012 at 10:53 am

Morning routines are so important to set expectations for the kids…. and it sounds like you have a great one that works for you. And I love your tip about packing a lunch or a snack before you head out for your errands or activities. Not only does it make you prepared for whatever comes your way- but it is frugal and gives you so many more healthy options vs just running thru the fast-food drive through!

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