Ways To Simplify Your Mornings Going Back to School

Ummm… can we all just talk about how it is August and school is starting again? I swear this summer flew by and generally they go super slow for my little family. Let’s just say that we thrive hard core on a routine in our lives. At our house we start getting back into our school routine come August first even though King doesn’t start preschool until September third. Over the past couple years we have found a few things that have helped us with our routine – well let’s be honest, mostly in the mornings because we are the kind of people who like to sleep in and have slow moving mornings. I’m excited to share these tips with you in hopes that they can help you to have a smoother morning when school starts too!

Start Your Routine Early

Starting your routine a few weeks before school starts will help you & your kids be ready for the earlier mornings and the earlier bedtime too. At our house, Zach says I’m crazy but we start our back to school routine come August first. I want plenty of time to work out some of the kinks, get bedtime routines back down, and start implementing getting dressed right away in the mornings, etc. I like to think that it helps to start early because when school actually starts there aren’t so many changes for my kids. 


Prepare the Night Before

This is one that I still need to perfect and I think it will come easier when the whole bedtime routine situation is settled and my little boy isn’t up until 10:00 anymore. Preparing everything the night before takes away a lot of the chaos int he mornings. I like to get most of my little boys lunch ready to go (excluding his sandwich), make sure shoes are by the back door, clothes are ready on his dresser, his backpack is ready to go, and a few other things. This helps a TON in the mornings because things are set and ready vs everyone running around like chickens with their heads cut off. I also make sure that King helps me to get things ready like his backpack, shoes, etc. so eh is learning responsibility too. 

See how to create a simple back to school routine that will simplify your life and help you and your kids kick the school year off on the right foot.

Wake Up Before Your Kids

This is one that I have started and while I hate it when it first starts, it is the best thing in the entire world. There is just something about waking up early, exercising, or getting something done in the mornings before your little humans are running around needing you. It also gives me time to collect my thoughts and even get a few things ready to go so things are calm and collected when the little humans wake up.

Awesome tips you can use to streamline your family's back-to- school morning routine all year-long.

Make a Hairstyle Book

This one is one that I learned from experience growing up. I would wake up late in elementary school and cry and cry in the bathroom that I didn’t know what to do with my hair. My dad made me take a bunch of different pictures of easy hairstyles and put them in sheet protectors in a 3-ring binder. Then when I was running late in the mornings I would open the book and pick from there. It simplified my getting ready time because I didn’t have to think about how to do my hair. (You can find my tutorial for this simple under 5 minute pony tail here)

These morning routine tips are great!

I hope these little tips help to make your mornings run smoother and help you to have a good routine set into place. They have been game changing for my little family and have completely changed the way that our mornings function. Mornings are hard, so anything that can make them a little bit easier is golden in my book!

These are such awesome tips for a perfect morning routine! From Twistmepretty.com



Hi! My name is Dani Marie Krum, unless you’re my mom then my name is Danielle. I am the mama to two littles, King who is four and is the fire and adventure in our house & Lettie who is one and is our peace and calm. I am a pediatric nurse and worked in home care for 7 years until my special needs little brother Matt passed away and I haven’t returned to working quite yet. I love to work out in the mornings (okay, I actually don’t love it but I do love the way it makes me feel and sets up my entire day) and love to binge watch the Kardashians & Bachelor while eating Double Stuff El Fudges in bed. Sharing all about my family, strong willed littles, postpartum depression, anxiety, and so much more is what my site is about and I am so beyond excited to be here at Twist Me Pretty!

You can find Dani at her blog, Dani Marie Blog, or on her social media: Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest!

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