To ease the stress of the transition to preschool, I’m sharing the routines we’ve started well ahead of my daughter’s first day to help us both feel ready.
This past December I found myself in a spiral—obsessively checking app after app on a loop. I don’t even know why. It’s uncomfortable to admit, but it felt like I couldn’t stop. So, I made a plan in the final week of 2022, and this is what’s working for me (so far) in 2023.
Ever wondered how other moms get everybody up, ready, fed, and out the door with all their parts and pieces? We think it’s fascinating to peek behind the curtain at different families’ routines and rituals, so in today’s episode Sarah chats with two moms from our Contributor team. Lisa is a full-time working single mom of four kids (at three schools!) who has great ideas for keeping mornings calm, making time for herself, and giving kids increasing independence as they grow. Ashley is a kindergarten teacher and mom of two kids, one with Cerebral Palsy, so mornings present a different set of challenges in her house. Find out what’s working well so far this fall for Lisa’s and Ashley’s families, how they’re dealing with setbacks, and what they’ve learned works for them when it comes to morning routines.