Category: Organization & Time Management

Stress-Free Mornings Hack #7 – Remain Calm

This is one of the most difficult things to do as parents. We all have triggers that make us react in ways that we later regret. One of the keys to have a smooth morning routine is to remain calm in the face of mishaps, mistakes or delays. If we have implemented the first 6 ...

Stress-Free Mornings Hack #6: Kids Charts

After going over the first 5 hacks for stress free mornings, hopefully we find ourselves well rested and at peace, with plenty of time to do everything that needs to be done, and our kids with their love tanks full and ready to start the day. Yay! Now that they are up, we need to ...

Stress-Free Mornings Hack #5: Fill Up Your Kids Love Tanks

Hopefully, by now you’ve been implementing the morning routine hacks, and your mornings have already improved a little bit. This new hack will make a world of a difference as well, because it’s all about starting the day connecting with your children. The payoff of taking the time to ease your children in their first ...

Stress-Free Mornings Hack #4 – Wake Up Before Your Kids

This is one of the best morning hacks you can follow! Waking up before your kids is truly life changing. We all envision our mornings having breakfast with our kids,  smiling and leaving the house with plenty of time. Unfortunately, for most families, mornings are dissorganized, reactive and chaotic. 10 Tips to wake up before your ...

Stress-Free Mornings Hack #3 – Well-rested

“Your life is a reflection of how you sleep, and how you sleep is a reflection of your life.” – Dr. Pelayo, MD, Pediatric Neurologist   Our mornings become chaotic when our children and ourselves aren’t well rested. We become moody, we forget things, we are rushing from the start because we’ve hit the snooze ...

Stress-Free Mornings Hack #2 – Keep everything as organized as possible

I know having an organized house when you have little ones around is not an easy task. However, the more organized your home is, the easier your mornings (and your days) will flow. These are some ideas that are relatively easy to implement and will make your morning routines smoother: Set place in your house ...

Stress-Free Mornings Hack #1 – Start the Night Before

Yesterday I talked about the importance of having a good morning routine to help your family start the day in a positive, peaceful and stress-free way. The first step to accomplish that is to ‘Start the Night Before.’ I know we’re talking about mornings, but the first thing to do is to make sure we ...

8 Simple Hacks for Stress-Free Mornings

Mornings are usually a point of contention for many families. We wake up late, we scramble to get things ready, we remember last minute tasks we need to do, we are all rushing to get out the door, multiple mini-fights are arguments arise… and we all leave the house feeling exhausted, stressed and disconnected. Does ...

Is your bedtime too late?

One of the most common (and easy to solve) mistakes regarding baby sleep is having a bedtime that is too late for our baby. Here are some tips on how to know whether your bedtime is too late: The 4-5pm test. Look at how your baby is around 4-5pm. If he/she is cranky, sand, whinny… ...

Bedtime Routines #2: Sleep Patterns and Children’s Health

Following up on Friday’s post, I would like reinforce the message of how important bedtime routines are for our children. A child’s bedtime routine could affect his or her sleep pattern throughout a lifetime. Setting bedtime routines and bedtime can improve sleep quality and quantity for infants and toddlers. Not getting enough sleep affects children’s behavior, memory, ...