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10 Tips for Smoother Mornings with Kids

By: Knowledge Crates

Picture this: in the magical land of parenthood, there are two distinct tribes – the Early Birds, chirping and ready to conquer the world before the sun says 'hello,' and the "Not a Morning Person" crew, who need their space and a gallon of coffee before even thinking about adulting.

 

Now, I've been the chief of both clans in my mom journey, and guess what? Our kiddos are no exception! They've got their own morning vibe, and if we're not careful, we might accidentally trigger a toddler tornado.

 

 

What Type of Morning Person is Your Kiddo?

 

  • First up, the Mini Early Bird. If you've got a kiddo bouncing out of bed like Tigger from Winnie the Pooh, ready to take on the world, make sure you're prepped and ready. No delaying tactics allowed – they're like little energizer bunnies, and if you snooze, you lose!

     

  • On the flip side, if you've got a "Don't Talk to Me Until I've Had My Cartoon Time" type, be a superhero and wake them up with a buffer zone. Give them the gift of slow mornings, where they can ease into the day with a smile as big as SpongeBob's. Trust me, it's a game-changer.

 

Now, here's the fun part – if you try to make your Mini Early Bird wait or your "I Need My Space" kid rush, well, buckle up, buttercup. Morning meltdowns are like surprise guests you didn't invite to the mom party.

 

So, to dodge the drama and start the day with smiles and giggles, let's be master planners. Consider everyone's vibe, plan accordingly, and watch the morning magic unfold. It's like creating your very own family sitcom – a bit of chaos, a dash of laughter, and a whole lot of love.

 

 

10 Tips to Start the Day Right

 

  • Prep Like a Pro: The night before, channel your inner superhero and prep lunches, set out clothes, and gather backpacks. It's like creating a morning command center that runs on autopilot.

     

  • Wake Up Early (Yes, You Too): Give yourself a head start. Sneak in a few moments of quiet mom time to set the tone for the day. A peaceful mom is a happy mom!

     

  • Morning Playlist Magic: Create a morning playlist with tunes that'll get everyone grooving. Nothing beats a dance party to kickstart the day – bonus points for family sing-alongs!

     

  • Power Up with Breakfast: Breakfast is the fuel for champions. Have grab-and-go options like yogurt cups or granola bars for those mini marathon runners.

     

  • The Buddy System: Assign morning buddies. Siblings can team up to help each other, creating a tag team of superhero siblings ready to conquer morning missions.

     

  • Magical Timers: Use timers for each task. It turns chores into a race against the clock, making them more like exciting challenges. Can they beat the timer? You betcha!

     

  • Mom's Coffee Station: Create a mini coffee station for yourself. Because let's face it, a caffeinated mom is a superhero mom. Don't forget to sneak a sip between tasks.

     

  • Morning Huddle: Gather the troops for a quick morning huddle. Discuss the day's plans and any surprises lurking in the schedule. It's like a morning briefing for your tiny team.

     

  • Positive Affirmations: Start the day with a burst of positivity. Share a morning mantra or affirmation to set the vibe for the day. It's like a family pep talk!

     

  • Celebrate the Wins: Every morning victory, no matter how small, deserves a mini celebration. Did everyone get their shoes on the right feet? Cue the confetti – you're nailing this mom thing!

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