Say goodbye to frazzled mornings with these handy tips for busy parents!
What are mornings like in your household? Is it stressful trying to get everyone ready for school and work on time? We hear you! So we’ve got five handy tips to help make your mornings more relaxed and organised. From prepping your gear the night before to handy breakfasts on-the-go with NEW MILO Less Sugar and our free downloadable kids morning checklist –our tips are sure to help you start your day off right! You’re welcome, mama!
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Preparation is key! Prep both your bag and the kids’ school bags the night before. Decide what you’re wearing and get the kids to lay out their uniforms or outfits the night before to avoid last-minute deliberations and looking for matching socks!
While a sit-down family breakfast is always the ideal, for those days when everyone’s running late (we’ve been there, mama!), have pre-made boiled eggs, and a piece of fruit ready to give the kids. The new MILO 50% Less Sugar ready-to-drink cartons make a handy breakfast-on-the-go as well. MILO 50% Less Sugar has double the amount of calcium compared to regular MILO — it contains the same amount of calcium as a glass of fresh milk –– and as it has 25% more protein than regular MILO, it contains the same amount of protein as an egg! With 50% less table sugar and the same great MILO taste kids love, it’s a healthier alternative to your kids’ fave malty chocolatey drink!
Stay one step ahead of the chaos. Set your alarm earlier than the kids’ so that you have time to shower and get dressed by the time your rugrats are up. Once you yourself are organised and ready to start the day, you’ll feel calmer and better able to concentrate on helping the rest of the fam get ready.
Get your kiddos on board! Giving your children the responsibility for getting themselves ready gives them a sense of pride once they’ve completed all their morning tasks, and saves you from micromanaging them. Involve your kids in planning out their morning checklist; they can write their task list themselves so they just know what to do and in what order. Or download our handy Kids’ Morning Checklist here!
New MILO 50% Less Sugar is a great accompaniment to any type of breakfast and as its a good source of calcium, protein, vitamins and minerals, its win-win for mamas and kids alike. Make-ahead breakfasts are the ultimate no-stress meal and you can make overnight oats the night before by soaking oats in milk with chopped fruit or honey to be stored in the fridge for a ready-to-eat breakfast. Or how about chocolate overnight oats? Add a couple of tablespoons of the new MILO 50% Less Sugar to the overnight oats and milk (no need for fruit or extra sweeteners) and this brekkie is something the kids are sure to rush to the table for!
So there you have it mamas and dads! With these handy tips here’s hoping your mornings are a lot more peaceful and stress-free. You may even have time to fit that 5 minute morning meditation in. You got this!
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