Sunday Hack 2: Food Prep
Remember how Carol Brady and Alice (bonuses if you’re able to answer the Brady Bunch trivia question "What was Alice’s surname?") was in the counter top, constructing six school lunches, set up-line style? Didn’t that appear to be fun? (Pretend it did.) You know what? Your turn! Prep a few days’s lunch foods on Sunday mid-day. No, you shouldn’t make Friday’s tuna sandwich on Sunday (unless of course food poisoning is the concept of a great time), however, you can prep and bag carrots, grapes, hard steamed eggs, and lots of other snacks that can make lunch packing simpler throughout the week. Should you don’t come with an Alice open to help, you will get your children in around the game. (Nelson. Her surname was Nelson.)
1. The Night Time Before
Sure, once you’ve locked your children within their bedrooms-uh, or tucked them within their beds for that night, you’re more prone to be turning over "chardonnay" and "Inside Amy Schumer" than "pack the lunches" and "pour the cereal." But don’t forget, the greater you need to do tonight, the more happy you’ll be tomorrow, and Amy’s not going that will help you achieve your "sane school mornings" goal. Unless of course . . .you can grab your laptop and stream the show when you complete these previous night steps. See? Who states you are able to’t get it all?
Night time Hack 1: Kitchen Setup
Construct the breakfast supplies (except, like, the milk-eww), clean up individuals lunchboxes and don’t ignore yourself. Have that coffee machine setup for that morning. You’re gonna require it.
Night time Hack 2: Bathroom Bucket
Searching time is wasted time, so create a bathroom bucket for every kid, full of all of their preparing needs: toothbrush, tooth paste, comb, sun block, rainbow glitter gel for that fauxhawk-whatevs. Then look into the contents the night time before, to make certain they’re all set.
Night time Hack 3: School Stuff
Is tomorrow library day? Discover the books now. Is the fact that field trip permission slip due? Complete it now. Yes, they did their homework, but did installed it within their backpacks? Get everything packed up and put it close to the exit hatch for any quick grab-and-go escape (or even better, possess the kids do all of this before bed time).
2. Within the Wee Hrs
Real talk: for those who have a poor relationship together with your snooze button, you’re gonna need to break it. To create your mornings work, you’ve gotta wake up sooner than the children. Don’t roll your vision. Possess a little belief. The advantages will over-shadow the drawbacks. Promise.
Morning Hack 1: You Initially
Whenever you awaken prior to the kids do, you’ve uninterrupted time for you to be prepared for your entire day. Understand what which means? Your socks are more inclined to match and also you’ll most likely make sure to apply mascara towards the lashes of both eyes. Also, whenever your zombie creatures leave their night caves, you’ll anticipate to enable them to become children.
Morning Hack 2: Benefit from the Quiet
You are aware how you place your coffee machine yesterday? Within the quiet hrs of the morning hours, it’s nearly as if a person made that coffee for you personally. Now go sit inside your favorite place and revel in every precious sip. Remember: kids sense stress like dogs sense earthquakes. Should you start your entire day in peace, the children could follow your lead.
My Morning Routine: Organizing My Morning for a More Productive Day
- Iridescent Glow: Thank you….
- Midlife Credo: I'm working to change up my routines now based on my current life situation. It's very helpful.
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- Heather Blood: I really enjoyed your video! My life is pretty crazy though and there is always a mess in the house.
But the first thing I do is read the Bible and pray. Then we have worship with the kids while I nurse the baby, then exercise as a family, then a big hearty breakfast to get us going.
Our morning routine seems to be going ok. But do you have any advice for getting through the rest of the day? Like what is a good way to get through the weekly house chores without it being overwhelming? How often do you wash clothes and fold and put them away? I almost always have clean clothes piled somewhere. And I have very little time to get to it since I have three littles.
- Cheryl Mayers: Before anything else I HAVE to make our bed! It's a habit my mom taught me, if nothing else gets done that day it's still a great day.
- Pratyusha R: I am surprised why it didn’t get millions of views
- Cana Hartman: Abby, how do you squeeze in that shower and make up? My kids are 2 and 5, so maybe I just have to wait a few years, but how did you manage to look presentable when your boys were younger?
- Sharyl Olson: Great ides Abby, love these videos ?
- HappilyOrganizedChaos: You have to check out the "In the StoryHouse" Podcast, it is a great podcast hosted by Erin Trafford from DIY Passion and Jennifer Flores from Rambling Renovators, I highly recommend it!! As for the one thing I have to do every morning is I have to have a cup of coffee ?? Great video!! Take care, Jen
- Meredith Marsh – VidProMom: I love the YHL podcast too. Do you listen to Chris Loves Julia? Love that one too!