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#91 of 98 Old 09-09-2013, 12:16 PM
 
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We always try to ensure that we have all our food including breakfast packaged and prepared the night before for an easy morning. All outfits picked out and ready to go too

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My best tip is to start preparing for the next day right after dinner dishes are cleared and cleaned up.  Lunches can be made and stored in the fridge, clothes laid out for the next day, permission slips signed, homework checked.  Then you'll have some time for a game of cards, wrestling, or just some talking time before heading to bath, pajamas, and a story before bed.  Keeping a steady rhythm that everyone can count on really does wonders for your sanity!  

 

And once the school year starts, we are immediately so busy that I have to practice saying NO.  My kids and I just don't make every birthday party, school event, or other happenings.  We prioritize commitments and we miss out on some things; and that's okay!  No movies on school nights, no play dates on school days (usually); the kids are so tired and overstimulated after school, they all need some down time.  

 

Keep breakfast simple: oatmeal, scrambled eggs, or a smoothie and toast.  

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With a 1 and 2 year old, full-time school isn't really on the agenda yet. However, with the coming of fall we tend to get out to school oriented play groups more often. That means everything has to be relatively organised otherwise we won't leave the house on time to be there. I am the most disorganised of mothers, I spend lots of time searching for ways to simplify the clutter. My game plan this year is to have cut up veggies always in the fridge, home-made soup frozen in the freezer, a packed lunch kit with snacks, stainless steel bottles full of water and a meal plan. Then we will just grab things and go without the excuses.

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Thank you all for the wonderful ideas and tips! 

 

We reviewed all the entries and reviews placed, totaled the entry points for each participant and drew our three winners. They are:

 

echoecho1528

flgrl

phathui5

 

Each of you will receive one of these prize packages valued at $160.00: 

 
  • One custom-designed, ecofriendly, handmade tshirt from GWear
  • One The Adventuring Set from HomeGrown Books
  • One personalized lunchbox from I See Me
  • One gift coupon to create your own eco-friendly photo book from Artifact Uprising
 

Congratulations to you all and a huge thanks to our sponsors GWear, HomeGrown Books, and Artifact Uprising!


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Hooray!

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Wow, awesome! I feel like a lucky lady right now!!
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Yay!

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