Friday, September 14, 2007

Make School Mornings Less Stressful

September marks the beginning of Fall and all the hustle and bustle that goes along with school, sports and extra-curricular schedules. To get your day off to a great start, try these tips:
It’s as easy as A-B-C!

A- Appetites: Lunches and snacks
● If lunches or snacks need to be made, make them the night before and keep in the refrigerator. You can also make sandwiches ahead of time and store them in the freezer.
● Do your children buy their lunch? Make sure they have lunch money in their bag or money in their account at school.

B- Book bags and Backpacks
● Double check that homework is done and put backpacks and book bags by the front door.
● Find out if forms need to be signed or library books returned.
● Review any activities for the next day- practices, special activities etc.

C- Clothing
● Have each child lay out their school clothes the night before, complete with shoes and socks and jackets or sweaters.
● All out of clean clothes? There’s still time to wash them.
● Even better… lay out clothes for the whole week on Sunday night.


Digging for Pearls said...

A good ideas to make Sunday mornings less stressful is very similar.
1. Lay out clothes the night before.
2. Have all Bibles, papers, etc. that need to be taken set out ahead.
3. Set your table for breakfast and have planned what you will eat. If I am making cinnamon rolls or something hot, I have the pan set out as well as oven mitts - anything I can do to save time on Sunday morning.
4. Write tithe check in advance.