Manage morning chaos with a good routine

Tips for establishing a solid morning routine

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The following is a guest post from Daniel Sherwin. Daniel is a single dad to a daughter (9) and son (6). His site, provides resources and information for single dads.

His post is about managing the morning routine, which is something my wife, Deb, and I are always talking about. I am usually working during the morning rush, which means that Deb is left juggling dressing our daughter, getting our son out of bed, making breakfast, preparing two lunchboxes, and feeding the dog, all in less than an hour.

Happy Thanksgiving to all that celebrate. Enjoy the post.

Mornings can make or break your day. A weak morning routine can add stress and wear you out before your day even begins. But a good morning schedule can help you get out of the house with ease and start your day with a smile. Here are some tips for establishing a solid morning routine.

Now that you have the plan, it’s time to implement it. Your family will appreciate the predictable schedule and you’ll enjoy the ease of getting everyone out the door on time. Your new routine will help you breeze through this holiday season.

Check out Love After Kids for additional holiday morning routine resources.

By Daniel Sherwin,

David B. Younger, Ph.D. is the creator of Love After Kids, for couples that have grown apart since having children. He is a clinical psychologist and couples therapist with a web-based private practice, and lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, 13-year-old son, 3-year-old daughter and 5-year-old toy poodle.

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