Last week was our first official back to school and back to work week. While I like having a set schedule for myself and the kids adjusting before the sun is a challenge.
How did I prepare for the week?
- I prepared 3 make ahead meals for dinner(lasagna, sloppy joes and sliders) and 2 for breakfast(mini quiches and wraps)
- My 3rd grader arranged all of her outfits for the week including undergarments and socks. For my teen, I made sure he could find everything he needed for clothing. It’s a little harder to get him to arrange clothing for the week. I made sure all laundry and clothes were in dresser or closet.
- I arranged and ironed all of my outfits in the closet for the week, jewelry, shoes and handbags. Arranged in the front of closet for easy access.
- I made kid’s lunches and put in the refrigerator for the week. For my teen I made sure his brown bags were packed for the week with his snacks. Try to make the night before if possible.
These tips helped us to save to much time and kept everyone organized. We’re on week 2.
I mapped out exactly how much time we need for our morning routine. How we start our day? We have 2 bathrooms in our apartment so this makes our mornings so much easier and stress free.
5:30 My alarm clock goes off, my bathroom routine begins
5:45 Teen up, bathroom routine begins
6:00 Brew coffee for my commute
6:15 3rd grader is up, bathroom. I finish packing lunches for backpacks and load up my work tote bag.
6:15 Teen eating breakfast
6:30 3rd grader getting dressed, taking her medicine
6:50 Teen leaves for bus
7:00 3rd grader eating breakfast and I finish packing her backpack
7:15 Leaving, drop off 3rd grader at before care
7:35 Commute to work
8:15 Arrive at work
12:30 Lunch for me
5:00 Start my commute home
5:45 After care pick up 3rd grader
6:00 Arrive home
6:15 3rd grader grabs a quick snack, checking homework
6:30-7:00 Heat up dinner
8:00 3rd grader getting ready for bed
8:30 3rd grader in bed
8:30-10:00 I clean up the kitchen,arrange everything for next day,watch a little bit of tv and then bed
10:00 Teen hands over his phone and Ipad