MAKE SCHOOL MORNINGS BETTER

The early-morning scramble is probably underway in your house right now.  Here are some tips to try:  1. Get enough sleep myself.  2. Sing. As goofy as it sounds, try to sing in the morning. It sets a happy tone for everyone.  3. Say "no" only when it really matters.  4. Get organized the night before.  5. Have a precise routine.  Knowing exact times keeps kids moving.  6. Caffeine. If you need your caffeine, make sure you can get your caffeine! I usually manage to drink several huge mugs of coffee before we leave the house.  7. Jump! This is my new favorite resolution. Yes, just jump up and down a few times. It will make you feel more energetic, lighthearted and silly -- a great tone to start the day.