A busy mum of 7 has shared her tactics for speeding up the early morning school rush. This year the mum and dad have taken on 2 foster children, so being organised has never been more important.
Meal prep, and the 'school station' are all a key part of their routine.
"We have calculated that is 32 sandwiches a week, 32 pieces of fruit for fruit break, and recess on top of that." the mum told Femail.
"In previous years we have used Sunday each week to prepare all lunches and recess for the week."
"We make up big batches of potato salad, coleslaw, ham and cheese wraps and muffins and freeze them."
"We pull out the next days worth of food the night before and pack their lunch boxes so it's less to do of a morning."
"When the kids get home from school, they put their bag on their hook, shoes where they need to go, lunch box on the bench, and get out of their school clothes before doing anything else."
"Our school bag station allows the kids to have their own set place for their belongings, which is easier for them the next morning not having to remember where they put their stuff and stressing before school."
If you struggle with your kids losing things in the craziness of the early morning school starts, maybe a school station could be a good way to try and cut down on some of the stress!