Keeping your Cool is not easy when your not an energetic mom in her 20's and even then its still hard, with all the pressure of shopping, school paperwork, driving schedule, extra activities after school and now making lunches again and seeing your little one is up in running on time not to miss the bus or you fighting against traffic in the crazy world of being a parent.
When i was younger, multitasking was breeze for me, but now being 44, its just not the same. Even making a cup of coffee in the morning task longer! lol
Most moms over the age of 40 have pre-teenagers or plus and this is a great age to start installing responsibility and self care skills, and why not start with school lunches, breakfast and back pack packing.
Here are some quick tips on how to get started
1. Make a new chore list with your child, getting them involved feels less of being what to do and more like "i created this" list off thing that need to be done for a successful week to school and day;
* Its important to have the child's input in the foods they like, i'm sure you don't want good food and money ending up in the trash at school.
3. Decide when breakfast and lunches will be made;
4. Set a time in the day after school when homework will be completed and make it a priority that nothing comes before that.
5.Ensure a system to place keys to home are in a secure place on your child
6. Set several alarms
For waking up 2 alarms
10 min before leaving the door for school transportation
5 min prior alarm when homework school needs to be completed
See now you have crossed off making lunches and possibly breakfast off your list, i find smoothies are the easiest and i make a large batch each morning for everyone!
Veronica Vargas Mother of 1 and business owner of Bodies By V.V. guides busy moms and women towards eating and moving towards a healthy lifestyle. The Blog that gets right to the point!
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