Q: My kids and I are always scrambling to make it to the bus stop on time. Any ideas on how to increase our success rate?
A: There is a lot of preparing for the morning that can be done the night before.
Here's a checklist:
-Outfits with all accessories should be laid out.
- Waiting at the door, should be shoes, coat and a fully packed back pack. Don't forget necessary forms that need to be returned to school.
-Consider packing perishables in your child's lunch bag. If possible, perishable items can be prepared and stored in the fridge.
-Review the after school schedule/plans with your kids the night before and again at breakfast.
-Prepare the coffee maker so you only have to turn it on in the morning.
-Assemble ingredients into your crock pot for dinner and store in the fridge till morning.
-Use a microwave or cooking timer to get kids moving and motivated to "beat the clock".
-If you work, follow the same checklist;)
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