Friday 16 May 2014

What's The Story Morning Glory

So I wrote a post quite a while ago now about how I get organised in the mornings but lets just say things don't always go to plans in the mornings, especially when we need to get out the door for the school run.

Recently Britmums along with Belvita breakfast set bloggers the challenge to tell you all about our
#MorningStories, just how do we make out of the door on time and not still in our pyjamas??

I was sent 3 lovely boxes of Belvita breakfast biscuits to help brighten my morning so I'm going to share with you my top five tips on just how I survive the morning chaos!!

Tip One - Preparation

I've always found organisation is key. I make sure to most things prepared the afternoon/night before. I make the girls lunches and have them ready and waiting in the fridge. I have uniform/clothes picked out. Means I can set my alarm that little bit later, although I don't know why I bother because one child always wakes me up before the alarm goes off, not sure which noise I prefer ;)

Tip Two - Step Away From The Snooze Button

Aaaaa the snooze button, you'd like to think that it is your friend but this friend likes to get you in trouble, while your enjoying that extra 15 minutes in bed, you know the time you have to get yourself ready, well you can forget about make up that day!! Best solution is to pop your clock/phone somewhere where you will need to get up out of bed to turn it off.

Tip Three - Caffeine Caffeine Caffeine

Well how are the kids supposed to get ready if mum/dad aren't functioning??

Tip Four - Vary What You Eat For Breakfast

I don't know about you but 2 of my 4 children are pains in the bum when it comes to eating and I find it helps if I vary what they eat on a daily basis, keeps them from getting bored and means they are more likely to eat what I give them, which also means they won't eat at a snails pace. This is where Belvita come in handy actually because they have 13 different flavours for you to choose from which include the scrummy chocolate yoghurt crunch and fruit and fibre biscuits which we were sent to try, that means a different flavour every day for almost 2 weeks!!!

Tip Five - Check, Double Check Then Check Again

I'm saying this to myself as well as the rest of you. I honestly don't know how many times we reached the school gates to realise that someone has left their lunch box on the kitchen side or homework has been forgotten, this can only mean mummy having to run all the way back home to collect these things. I suppose that is my exercise for the day but I'd really rather not do it!!

Now 9 times out of 10 these tips work, we manage to get up at 7am and leave the house by 8.30am with minimal fuss, that's if you ignore the constant bickering, it is like background noise these days!!

So how are mornings in your house? Do you have a routine or is it more like a made house??


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  1. It's a mad house here! More posts like this please. I currently have 3 pre schoolers and we're never on time for nursery. School starts in September so I need to sort myself out! Any tips greatly received :)

  2. Have always thought it would work better if you were allowed to get children to where they need to be not at a fixed time to allow for stuff going wrong. Tips are always good. Commenting for myself and on behalf of BritMums and thanking you for taking part


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