My work is rapidly decreasing my hours and I almost always could arrange my schedule to start after school drop off, but I know all about crazy mornings! If I wake up at 6:30, I'm screwed, like today, 6:30 is really sleeping in for me. I have to be up by 5-5:30am to make mornings work. I pack all lunches, snacks at night. Lay out all clothes for everyone, all bags are packed. Coffee pot is programmed, cup next to it waiting. If I know it is going to be a really bad morning, I will even stick cereal in bowls and put them on the counter with spoons to wait for milk in the morning. I am usually up until 11pm every night just prepping for the next morning.
There is me and 4 kids to get out of house by 7:30am and two different school drop off to do. Kids are 9,6, 3 and 1. The two girls need their hair fixed but can dress themselves, both have meds to take, one has 5 different meds or inhalers that I have to do for her. Med time alone is a 10 minute ordeal.The two younger ones are boys and need everything done for them. The kids have staggered wake up times so I get them ready one at a time and hop in the shower myself somewhere in there. I still make them all do showers or baths at night to cut down on the boring rush. Our house is tri level, no garage, and it is very cold here so I do have to plan ahead to start the car 10-15 minutes ahead of time, another 5 minute process by the time I go back and down 3 flights of stairs and scrap ice. And then there are always several fights to break up during of all this.