Being organized is important because it makes our lives easier and less stressful.
- Make a sign "Susie's first day of kindergarten 2017" And take a picture of your child in front of the front door " its a chronological memory, do it each year. You can put it in a binder or scrapbook.
- A magazine holder from the dollar store or goodwill is a good receptial for school papers that need to be gone through and sent back to school. You can use a different color for each child. In a pinch, you can cut a cereal box, cover it with paper bag paper and let the child decorate the paper.
- Lay out clothes for five days in boot boxes. On a particular hanger in their closet, or in letter boxes from the dollar store. The kids can still pick their clothes, but finding what goes with what is a lot less hectic in the morning rush.
- Set up a lunch station. Non perishables can go in a basket on a shelf the children can reach. Perishables can be in the refrigerator door or on a shelf in a plastic box or basket. Some mothers freeze sandwiches for a grab and go. They don't allow peanut butter in our school district, so it'll have to be meat and cheese.
- Betty Crocker has a muffin recipe that sounds to me like it would be the perfect grab and go breakfast. Its always better if you can sit and leisurely eat a bowl of oatmeal. There are probably mothers that can make the pancakes and egg lunches, although I dont know anyone that does. But, face it, there is always that child that dilly dallies......this muffin is full of protein and fat to stay with them, and just a bit of carbs to get them going. It's made from bisquick, has an apple, cheese , and bacon filling,
- A coat and shoe rack for coats, mittens, boots, hats near the front door helps too.
- Load backpacks with as much as you can the night before.