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10 Minutes to a Happier Morning Routine with Kids

Good morning, dear readers! Or should I say, “we can make it good together”? If your mornings usually involve a mad dash to the door with a half-dressed child and a breakfast bar clenched in your teeth, trust me, I’ve been there. But what if I told you that with just 10 extra minutes, we could transform that chaos into calm? Let’s dive in!

Prep the Night Before

There’s magic in preparation. Last night, Lucas decided to play hide-and-seek with his shoes, which we only discovered in the morning frenzy. Lesson learned! Now, we have a “morning basket” where everything we need gets placed the night before. Why not try it out?

Healthy Breakfast Hack

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right? But who has the time to whip up a gourmet meal before the sun’s up? Here’s a life-saver: Overnight oats! Get the kids to help you prepare it. It’s healthy, easy, and ready to eat by morning. Plus, Jane loves adding her own toppings—hello, mini morning chefs!

Beat the Clock

Turn routine into a game. Set a timer for each morning task, and challenge your kids to beat their “high score”. Not only does this keep things fun, but it also teaches time management. And for some reason, Lucas does everything faster when he’s racing against the clock!

Checklist Power

Ever notice how much kids love to check things off? Create a morning checklist with pictures for the younger ones. They’ll enjoy ticking off their accomplishments and it gives them a sense of independence. Plus, it’s a silent helper for you!

Morning Affirmations

Starting the day with positivity can set the tone for the rest. We have a little morning ritual where Jane and Lucas say their “I am” statements. “I am strong, I am kind, I am smart.” It’s a powerful way to boost their confidence and it warms my heart every time.

Let’s Recap: Your 10-Minute Morning Boost

  • Spend 2 minutes the night before preparing the morning basket.
  • Invest 2 minutes in setting up breakfast.
  • Use 3 minutes for timed tasks to keep the energy playful.
  • Allocate 2 minutes for kids to complete their checklist.
  • Take 1 minute for morning affirmations to set a positive tone.

So, what’s your morning secret? Do you have a tip that could help other parents add a sprinkle of joy to their mornings? Share it below, and let’s make every morning a little brighter, together.

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