How can you make school mornings easier? I will share some ways I do it and how Silk Almondmilk helps make it all happen.
School officially started here in Colorado this week, and with the kids back in school, you would think that my mornings would be easy. Au contraire! Mornings are actually a nightmare here in my household. There is yelling, screaming, and sometimes even tears. So how do I manage to get my kids out of the house while keeping my sanity intact? I’ve now enacted a few rules that I think may help you as well.
1. Set a bedtime schedule and stick to it
Kids need approximately 8–10 hours of sleep at night in order to function in the morning. Having a grumpy kid who is falling asleep while walking will not make for a fun morning. Make sure that all televisions are off, along with video game systems, and check on them to be sure that they are asleep and not pretending to be.
2. Prepare clothing overnight
There is no need for your kid to wake up asking “what do I wear?” and “where are my jeans?”. Have them lay their clothes out the night before school, so when they wake up in the morning everything will be there ready and waiting.
3. Take a shower before bed (especially in the winter hours)
Taking a shower before bed makes it easier for you in the morning, especially during the winter hours. This eliminates some of the time that you would be spending in the morning taking a shower. If you have to wash your hair, do it the night before so that you’re not spending unnecessary time in the morning drying your hair.
4. No TV in the morning
TVs are a big distraction, so just say no! I know that my daughter would watch her shows instead of getting ready if the TV was on, so I make sure that there is nothing to distract her. Having no distractions makes it easier to get ready, and getting ready is what we want to happen.
5. Get up ready to start the day before they do
If you’re up before they do, then you’ll be able to get breakfast ready and start your own day before they hit the ground running. When I wake up, I need a strong cup of coffee so I can begin my day. You know me and my coffee. Sometimes I need coffee on top of coffee just to jump start my day. That’s why my Caramel Latte made with Silk Almond Milk hits the spot. I make enough for two because sometimes one cup just isn’t enough.
What you’re going to need:
2 cups hot Silk Almondmilk
2 tbsp sugar
6 ounces strong brewed coffee
*makes 2 servings* (You’re going to need it)
1. Heat your milk in the microwave if your blender doesn’t have a hot function.
2. Combine your sugar, caramel and milk in the blender and blend until it’s frothy.
3. Pour 3 ounces of coffee into your mug, then pour your milk mixture to fill.
4. Garnish with whipped cream and drizzle some caramel over your whipped cream.
Now relax that the kids have made it to school without you pulling your hair out!
While I love my coffee and can’t live without it, my family feels the same way about Silk Almondmilk. Since most of my family has a lactose intolerance, it just makes sense to buy something that everyone loves. Silk Almondmilk gives me just as much calcium as and even more so than regular milk, so my calcium needs are taken care of, with only 60 calories per serving. So next time you’re in the dairy aisle, pick up a box of Silk Almondmilk and give it a try. And don’t forget to sign up for Silk’s email, so you can receive coupon offers, recipes, life hacks, and much more by email.