Make lunches the night before
Whipping up a jam sandwich and tossing in baby carrots may seem like a quick and easy task, but when your kids are whiny and the coffee isn’t working yet, that quick and easy task gets complicated. It’s smart and easy to do it the night before.
Meal prep the whole week on Sunday
Try planning out your dinners and lunches a full week ahead. Write up a one-week meal list, do your grocery shopping online, and have it delivered to your home. It will last you the whole week and save you from all those last-minute grocery store runs that take up too much time. No more standing in front of the fridge trying to figure out what you’re going to make tonight. This one’s a no brainer.
Create a morning routine
Getting the young kids out the door can feel like pulling teeth some mornings. Sometimes they (don’t we all?) just need a little motivation. The answer is these helpful morning routine charts you can find at places like Easy Daysies. The charts help encourage independence with tasks like getting dressed, making the bed, and brushing teeth, while making sure everybody gets out the door on time. Smoother mornings? Yes, please.
This post was sponsored by Save-On-Foods. Save-On is a great place to start for any meal. The best part is now you can shop online to save time, plan meals ahead of time, and easily stick to healthier options for your family. You’ll find everything you need there for healthy and delicious school (and after school) meals.
Heather Maxwell Hall is a Vancouver-born-and-raised writer and journalism school grad who loves the arts, her little family, and the Pacific Northwest. She cultivates good vibes by going on long walks, taking pictures, and discovering new things.