Term One is (finally) coming back. Like many parents, I'm looking forward to having some routine and respite after the (incredibly long) December and January school holidays – but let's be honest, school mornings can be A LOT.
From getting the kids dressed on time (or dressed at all), to making sure they're fed, to preparing their lunches to match their ever-changing food preferences, to scrambling out the door to get through the school gates just before the bell goes, there's a certain art to perfecting mornings with school-aged kids.
I'm about to have my second and final child start big school (hooray), so I asked Mamamia readers to share their tips for making the morning go a little smoother.
Here are the six best hacks I found.
Sophie: The right butter for a smoother morning
When we have early morning meetings, we put all the things we need for breakfast out and set the table the night before, so the kids just need to get the milk out and they make their own breakfast.
They pack their own fruit and snacks for their lunch boxes, and I make their sandwiches. “We only ever use Lurpak Softest butter because it’s delicious and spreads effortlessly straight from the fridge. Great when you are in a rush and trying to get all the kids organised in the morning."
Luckily, this back-to-school season you can get 50 per cent off using this barcode, to make mornings just that little bit easier.