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20 thoughts on “How to Be Proactive for Back to School Mornings #blogginggroove”

  1. We make sure clothes are clean and ready, as well as having backpacks by the door. Those two steps save us a lot of running around in the am.

  2. Great ideas! Yes, I have been that mom… and guess what… I was also the teacher! For the last 4 years, I taught at the school my children attended. School mornings are tough! I don’t know how many times we got out of the car at school and I realized that I hadn’t seen what my daughter was wearing until that moment. I hate being rushed.
    These are great ideas to make each morning a more peaceful start to the day. In one of my workshops I learned that it takes a child 45 minutes to regain their normal learning capacity after a stressful event. Imagine how we can help our children succeed in school by cutting down on the school morning rush!

  3. The most important tip for back to school is to always have your ducks in a row. It’s pretty much the only proactive tip you need. When you get your ducks in a row, everything else falls into place.

  4. I always tried to do as much as possible the night before. It really streamlined our mornings when the kids were in school.

  5. These are all wonderful ways to keep the ship sailing smoothly! Electronics are totally off limits before school in our home, and are actually not allowed at all until after homework is complete each evening.

  6. I had never thought of preparing coffee the night before but it’s actually brilliant. I often have to skip out on my morning cup o’ Joe because I never have time to prepare it.

  7. Ugh. Back to school is so hard. My kids started back this week and we are struggling to get back into our groove.

  8. Some great tips. We also check the weather the night before to make sure we know what we need the next day for coats, hats, umbrellas etc.

  9. We always try to do as much as we can the night before school. I have never thought about freezing some breakfast burritos. I will have to give that a try this year.

  10. It’s so much easier to prepare everything the night or the day before so you don’t have to worry during the morning! I love your tips! It’s really effective!

  11. I think you covered all the ways to make mornings runs smoothly. The only additional thing the hubby and I do are tag team the mornings so that neither one of us get burned out.

  12. This is so great and it’s so true, you gotta be prepared. I like teaching my girls to also be prepared so back to school is a great time to model that.

  13. We have a morning routine for each of our kids and I even got them laminated. I also gave them their own clipboards to keep them on so they can get things done without me nagging.

  14. Packing backpacks the night before will make a huge difference to us this year. I’m going to try to stay on track.

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