- Sleep. Bedtime between 7 - 7:30. Of course this isn't always possible but it's what we aim for. She can process emotions and feelings much better when she's rested.
- Set out clothes the night before. Saves on rushing around, figuring out what to wear.
- I set an alarm for 5 minutes before she needs to get up to allow time for me to get dressed etc. I set an alarm for the time we need to get shoes on and head out the door (about 10 minutes before the bus comes) I also set an alarm for 5 minutes before the bus comes in the afternoon to make sure I'm outside and waiting. I think the alarms are the most helpful for me. All programmed into my phone to go off Monday - Friday....They keep me from obsessing about about watching the clock.
- Make lunch and prepare backpack the night before.
- Set out shoes and jacket the night before.
- Make breakfast easy and healthy.
I found an awesome muffin recipe on Pinterest. I made a few changes...this is my version.
MORNING GLORY MUFFINS
1/2 cup raisins soaked in hot water
1 large apple - grated
3 medium carrots - grated
2 cups of flour
1 cup of brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon salt
Drain raisins and add them to the bowl along with the grated apple and carrot.
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1/3 cup oatmeal, seeds, flax or chia
Whisk together the following and then add to flour mixture:
3 large eggs
2/3 cup coconut oil
2 teaspoons of vanilla
1/4 cup orange juice or water
Beat gently to combine.
Pour batter into greased muffin tin.
Fill cups all the way to the top.
Bake at 375 degrees for 25-28 minutes.
Makes 15 muffins.
We ate them all before I could take a picture. :) They're so good that they don't even need butter!