Mornings can be tough enough when you have only yourself to worry about. Add a full family into the mix, and morning routines can quickly become the stuff of nightmares. Fortunately, there are some solid ways you can smooth out your mornings for everyone involved.
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The folks over at Real Simple have set out a number of tips for helping to iron out the kinks in your family's morning routine. Many focus on planning ahead, such as laying out kids' clothes the night before, making sure kids get to bed in time to get enough sleep, and preparing breakfast ahead of time.
Another great tip is to make sure you build some primping time into the schedule. Especially as they get older, kids get fussier about their appearance.
If you build a plan for your family, you need to make sure that there are consequences when people don't follow along and rewards when they do. And above all, don't forget to that you'll need time to take care of yourself, as well.
Check out Real Simple's post below for more great advice.
9 Ways to Speed Up Your Family's Morning Routine [Real Simple]