Welcome back to the blog! It’s been a busy summer here! So much family fun...and I’m exhausted. My boys are heading back to school on Tuesday and I’m excited for them. It’s a little bittersweet for me personally as I’m in year two of full-on-business-mode and the second year I haven’t gone back to an elementary classroom. Sending hugs to all my teacher friends heading back as this is such a stressful time of year for teachers!
I miss a lot of things about teaching, especially the spirit and excitement of the first few weeks but I’m super excited to see what this school year brings for my business. This summer season I’ve been working with several new design clients. Between complete remodels and redesigns adding all new furniture, I’ve been a busy bee. Summer has been wonderful but it’s been a challenge juggling fun-mom and business-mom however, I’ve made it out alive!
Going back to school for me now means catching up on the business end of things since the kids will be back to their routine. Dozens of to-dos have been on the back burner for GHD so I’m thrilled to get back in my own little groove.
We’re kicking off this school year right in my house by establishing a solid morning routine as I find school mornings are the most difficult for us. Getting out the door can be tricky and stressful but I’m hoping to make some changes that will make happy mornings like this morning routine chart my son and I created!
FREE MORNING ROUTINE DOWNLOAD BELOW!
We needed to add “make the bed” and “teeth brushing” this year as they weren’t so good about that last school year. Yikes! I posted a copy for the kids (and for me) on a clipboard upstairs and downstairs and with a little parental support, they should get in the groove in no-time.
When we made this chart, my son sequenced the routines to work for him in the morning. Your child may decide to reorder these so you can easily print on cardstock, cut out the rectangles, reorder, add Velcro or magnets, and post in a visible spot. As a teacher, I know routines are difficult to establish at home (nothing like establishing a routine with 20+ kids but still hard) BUT if everyone’s on-board and parents are organized and encourage the routine as well, new habits will form. Here’s to a great school year ahead for you and the kids in your life!