Being a mom means having 100 jobs at once, and getting out of the house on time can be one of the hardest ones. If you plan accordingly every night, you will be able to sleep in longer and leave your home less stressed out. Use these mommy planning tips for a stress free morning!
Make a checklist
In the evenings, make a checklist with what your next day will look like. Include anything that will come up during that day so you can have it accounted for. Your checklist might include some things like:
What are the kids wearing tomorrow?
If you have younger ones, lay out what they should wear the night before so that they can start dressing themselves in the morning.
What meals do I need to plan for?
Know what your making for dinner the night before so that it is one less thing to think about in the morning.
Where do I have to take the kids?
School, soccer practice, math tutoring, doctor appointments, etc. Have these all written down with times so you don’t forget and you’re not late!
What meetings do I have for work?
Don’t forget about the things that you need to do for yourself!
What other errands do I need to run?
Going to the bank, grocery shopping, doctor’s appointments, etc. These aren’t the most fun activities, but don’t put them off for later!
Making this list might sound overwhelming at first, but in the long run, it will be very effective. If everything you need for the next day is already thought of and done, waking up to face the day won’t be so overwhelming, and you will hopefully make it out the door on time!
Morning tip: Plan out your outfit the night before, and learn how to do a quick beauty routine to make getting ready in the mornings a breeze. Here is a three-minute video for a quick make-up tutorial, and here is a quick video for a hair-tutorial.
Moms, you know how tough mornings can be. Try out these mommy planning tips for a stress free morning and watch the videos to make your life a little easier. Keep being superheroes, moms!
By Isabela Rosa