Sunday, August 9, 2015

Simple Tips to Lessen Manic Mornings

Its been 8 weeks since school starts and we still have those stressful mornings, there is always that rush and that constant nagging. Thankfully though, not as super stressful as our first 2 weeks. 
Here's why:
Disclaimer --- this works for us. It may or may not work for other families :)

Kiddos must have 8-9hrs of sleep or more

Having them enough sleep prevents them from being cranky or irritable the following day.

Start the day from the night before

I mean prepare everything at night time. That means, kiddos must do their homework before they go to sleep while for us parents, that means: 
- checking their parent-teachers communications notebook and ensure everything has been read and signed; 
- checking if school uniforms are ready for tomorrow  
- ensuring meal plans for the following day is already been decided.

Ask help

For the first 2-weeks, me, feeling wonder-mom, thought of doing everything from preparing the meals for breakfast, snacks and lunch, giving bathe to my 3 year-old-son, eating with kids, preparing their packed snacks and lunch, dressing up the preschooler, etc., is easy. Well... I thought wrong,  I'm a not-so wonder-mom and so I asked help. Good thing the husband loves to cook, whew!

Nothing wrong to nag

From time to time there's the nagging thingy and the momentum is back at high speed again. Been nagged by my mom at times too as I took my bath, or slow to eat and I'd say it worked. So I guess there's nothing wrong with it (big big grin here)

Mornings maybe tough but seeing their faces when done ahead of carpool's arrival is sure #happiness. (We even had time to take photos...hehehe :D)


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15 comments:

  1. omg, I have to be prepared for this when my son starts going to school!

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  2. This will be me, a few years from now. I'm excited but I don't want my baby to grow up too fast, haha.

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  3. My son doesn't go to school yet but our mornings are already hectic! Thank you for these tips.

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  4. wow i need to be a supermom someday when my toddler goest to school too!

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  5. I agree that the kids have to get enough sleep and everything has to be prepared the night before. My son always had problem waking up in the morning before until we pushed up his bedtime earlier. Now, he wakes up by himself, even earlier than my alarm! Haha

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    1. Nako if mas earlier pa gumising ang kids, I guess I need to add that moms and dads needs to sleep early too...hehehe

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  6. I feel you mommy. I truly understand what you go through every morning. And on top of that i need to ready myself as well for work. Tough being a mom. Thanks for the tips.

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  7. Thank you for the tips. I have a toddler now and mornings get crazy too. I wonder how it'll be when I have two kids na. As it is, one is a handful! Haha!

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  8. Oh manic mornings -main reason why I didn't enroll my girl for morning class. Hahaha It's her first time to attend school and I already somehow predicted this (I was always a late-comer and I know the feeling yung nagmamadali lalo na pag morning), so just to be safe, afternoon sched siya for now. Haha :)

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    1. we we're an "afternoon schooler" with my eldest but since her schedule is already one full day, pinasabay na namin si bunso... it is tough but I think everyone had adjusted using those tips :)

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  9. My kids used to sleep late (around 10). Since school started, I made an effort to push them to sleep earlier than that. Great tips momma :)

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  10. I just read a few weeks ago that kids whose parents nag them turn out better than those who aren't nagged, haha. :)

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  11. Ohmygosh I totally agree with all of your advice! I have 2 kids under 2 and if I don't do any of the above grabe stress! I bf pa..haha thank you for sharing! :)

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  12. Those were my mornings if you were to write them down! It can really get crazy especially with school kids around with very early classes! I had to nag my son to stop watching cartoons, eat faster, and stop playing in the bathroom just so we can get to school on time, which often never happens!

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