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.