There are tons of tips out there so I’ll just add a few that have made my life easier:
Getting kids out of bed in winter time – Warm their clothes in the dryer for a few minutes. They know they only have a few minutes before the clothes start cooling off so they jump out of the bed and are dressed in no time!
Kids using the internet – I’ve bookmarked a folder for each kid and have marked their favorite (parent approved) sites and they know they can only go to those sites. Also, sites that ask for them to register is hands off.
Hard night = bags under the eyes – First thing when I get up I stick a jar of Vaseline in the freezer, then go make coffee and feed the dogs. By the time I’m done it’s chilled but not frozen. I put just a tiny bit of that Vaseline under my eyes and by the time I’m ready to fix my face (after getting the kids up and fed, etc. – being a mom rocks, eh?!) the bags are gone!
If want to add any thoughts to what I have (or add a better idea), please let me know!
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to ready more of ya’ll greatest tips over at We are THAT family.