Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Fun in the Sun with Capri Sun!

Note that this is a compensated review from BlogHer and Capri Sun


Like most modern families weekday mornings around here are usually utter chaos, sort of like an unscripted ballet. Depending on mood, weather, amount of sleep or lack of it each of us dance around the rest of the family not knowing whether to bend, point, or plia’. Add to this frenzied choreography one nurse arriving to get Ben ready for school right about the time the ladies are headed off for the day and we now have a morning production of Running of the Swans from the Lake.

It’s not uncommon for Jessie and Joan to grab something quick like cereal from the cupboard needing something to wash it down with. The key word here is healthy. Healthy is sometimes not a consideration with soda or tea being the convenient choices. The trade-off between convenience and nutrition is honestly not a factor when the first moments of the day are already spinning out of control.

When I was offered the opportunity to review a new product from Capri Sun I jumped on it! We’ve been huge fans of this wonderful product since Jessie was in kindergarten. Most of her lunches and snacks throughout the years included one or more Capri Sun juice packets. Not only did she enjoy the taste but mom and dad could be assured our daughter was getting nutritional value as she quenched her thirst.

We also discovered that these wonderful packets fit very well inside a cooler, backpack, or tote bag. Jessie and I have carried Capri Sun into the woods as our source for hydration on backpacking trips. On hot summer days at the beach you certainly can find a cooler full iced down juice packets that the entire family enjoys. And you'll often find a few of these juice bags in the ice chest behind my booth at art festivals. Hey, Capri Sun is not just for kids!

Making Every Day Better

Capri Sun has now introduced a new breakfast drink called Sunrise. These newest blends contain 100% of the daily value of antioxidant Vitamin C and a great source for calcium. Think of combining the nutrition of low fat milk with orange juice! What an awesome concept!

It just so happened that our trial boxes of juice arrived right before Spring Break which we spent with my sister-in-law’s family at…you guessed it…the beach! Along with 12-year-old Jessie, her cousins Graham (11) and Chandler (9) got to participate in our review. Let’s just say that the experiment was a great success for Capri Sun.

The overwhelming favorite was Tropical Morning, a tropical punch blend of flavors. But the other two blends were still quite satisfying. Berry Tangerine Morning combines the flavor of the tangy orange fruit with strawberry. Yours truly joined the taste test. Honestly I couldn’t tell the difference between Orange Wake Up and a popular brand of 100 percent orange juice!

The Contest

Now the good part for you! Capri Sun is offering a $250 Visa gift card to one of my lucky readers! All you have to do is tell us about the wildest funniest morning adventure getting your kids from the bed to their planned destination OR share YOUR morning routine tips that help get your kids ready for their day! To enter, leave me a comment below this post - or you may leave a link to your post on your own blog. Just be sure to let me know via the comment section below. The contest will begin on April 29 and end on July 9, 2009. Make sure that the e-mail address you leave is correct!

Official Rules:

  • No duplicate comments.
  • You may receive an additional entry by linking on twitter and leaving a link in the comments.
  • You may receive an additional entry by blogging about this contest and leaving a link in the comments.
  • This giveaway is open to US residents, over the age of 18.
  • Winner will be selected via random draw and notified by e-mail.
  • Once I contact the winner you will have 48 hours to get back to me; otherwise a new winner will be selected.
You can read more reviews here and find more information about this new product here! Good luck and enjoy some refreshing Capri Sun Sunrise!




338 comments:

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Laura said...

Our morning routine has been streamlined, which has helped tremendously. Clothes are chosen the night before, lunches are packed and ready to go and breakfast cereal is already poured. Both the kids and parents feel less stressed now and are better prepared to start the day.

Lower Mitten Kitten said...

Mornings are rough in my house. My 4 yr old hates getting up. His grumpiness is sometines helped with a little snuggle time, but we're often late. No worries, though - the boss has kids, too :-)

Carmen said...

My morning tip is to make sure I have plenty of coffee, and that I didn't drop the pitcher on the floor, spilling it all under the fridge.

:)

Thanks for the chance.

LindsayC said...

My morning routine is always really hectic. Its a study in chaos. The best tip I have for making things less chaotic is an egg timer. I use it as a motivating tool especially for showers. If I didn't regulate it I would pay millions in water bills. So it becomes kind of a game who can get their shower in under the timer.

Jenny said...

Laying things out the night before (like my clothes) helps me a lot.

stOOpidgErL said...

I don't have kids yet but I am expecting my first in December! I enjoyed reading all of the tips!

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thegamblinggirl said...

I am soooo not a morning person, so doing as much as possible the night before really helps. We even decide what we're having for breakfast the next day before we go to bed so there's no hemming and hawing and debating during our non-existent spare time in the mornings!

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Kim said...

my tip is to make it FUN, otherwise they'll get bored and make you SORRY!

jennem said...

We're actually pretty good in the mornings. We prep everything--and I mean everything--the night before. Clothes, socks, underwear, lunches, backpacks, what's-for-breakfast, etc. There are NO changes allowed in the AM, and the TV goes on when everything necessary is finished. Works pretty well!
Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

Emilie said...

I need to have everything ready the night before, because I'm just not a morning person and will forget something, LOL

marthajane said...

My best morning tip for anyone who drinks coffee is get a coffeepot with a timer! It's the best thing to wake up to fresh hot coffee and not have to wait!
Also, I eat the same thing every day for breakfast. No having to think in the morning for me!

Tina12312 said...

My son had his routine down-pat in the mornings before going to school and the last part of it was playing what he called "milk-bone game" with our dog. He would run and be chased up the hall and try to fake him out with where he would throw his morning treat, milk bones. They both loved that game very much and I loved watching it. Thank you for the great giveaway!

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Leland's Mama said...

My son isn't old enough for a routine just yet, but once he is old enough for school I will be waking him up with a water gun if he doesn't respond within 15 minutes.

Gabriel J. said...

I usually get my clothes ready the night before so I won't waste time in the morning!

kdkdkd said...

Well, the craziest morning was when I was trying to get my son to our morning Gymboree class while I was pregnant with his brother- got up, dressed, ate breakfast, out the door and almost there after a 30 minute drive and my son threw up ALL over the car. Had to turn around and drive home with the windows down trying not to gag from the smell compounded by morning sickness, almost made it but lost my breakfast right when we were pulling into the driveway. Had to get my car detailed to clean and defunk the car before I could drive it again. We are all morning people so not much of a problem getting up and about. I am sure that will change as my kids get older LOL

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kmg365 said...

My only kid is my cat. To make her happy in the morning (so I can get ready for work), first I spend time watching her eat. Yeah, I know, that's weird, but she loves company while she eats. Then I wave her favorite ribbon toy around, and she charges through her play tunnel to get the ribbon. After this routine, she's usually content enough to leave me alone so I can dash around doing what I need to do before I leave for the day.

"Miss" Anita said...

My morning routine tips are:

pick out the clothes (including socks & shoes) the night before, and make sure you put them in a place where sleep-walking children (or gnomes) won't find them! :)

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Beejax said...

I don't have kids so for me the biggest struggle in the morning is getting up in time to have breakfast and not just the horrible coffee at the convenience store. I've tried everything from setting my clock ahead to setting three alarms and it seems my body just knows when the very last second to get up is. Breakfast bars and anything I can grab in 3 seconds is my best tip for taming a hectic morning.

"Miss" Anita said...

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bfox74 said...

I worked nights when my kids were little and as a single mom, it was really nice knowing they could get up, get their cereal and juice all by themselves. We celebrated them doing this on the weekend when I'd cook them a big old breakfast.

standing2gether to live cleaner and cheaper said...

Great contest,,thank you..
Most of the time my routine starts about 5:30.I like to get up earlier than the others for a little me time with maxwell house.. lol..cant get started without that.Then comes opening the hen house and letting the dog out.I try to get the kids up in a good mood instead of rushing them,which just stresses us all out.Then it is juice time with a bowl of cereal to start off the day right with them…
That is a good day…
A bad day…when i have the granddaughters(age 13 mos ) that awake at the crack of day . ;(
Which ever day it is ,the only key i have is persistance…stay on schedule,and be prepared for anything…lol
thanks again for the contest ,would love to win it!
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mogrill said...

I either prepare the night before or get up early. I get lunch ready, clothes laid out, backpacks ready etc.. Thanks for the chance.
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dpschad said...

I always made sure my kids ate a good breakfast before they started thier day and then sent them off to school with a good lunch or lunch money. My kids loved Capri Sun in thier lunch. My son is 29 and has his own son and still drinks capri sun.

tarahsfoodreviews said...

No kiddies yet but I have been having a harder and harder time getting up for work in the morning. A shower usually wakes me up and then a Boost Protein drink on the way in.

Tarah
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"Miss" Anita said...

I blogged about it:

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auntrene said...

I love when the nephews and nieces are here spending the night and I have to wake them up, Usually its me singing their names loud and clear, turning on lights... and they are usually right up. We all love eating out breakfast in out jammies then getting ready for our day.

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adr1001025 said...

I've calmly gotten my kids out of bed if not I will say their name very loudly to get them up.

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JMom said...

This one isn't funny but it works. Like all teens, my eldest daughter loves sleeping in and procrastinating when she finally does wake up. One day when she was being irritatingly slow and was still not ready to go by the set time, I forced her to go to school with teeth and hair unbrushed. She fixed her care in the car, but can't do anything about the teeth. She said she had to talk with her mouth closed all day. lol!

Mean, yes. BUT, she hasn't been as irritating in the morning since :)

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Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama said...

The worst morning routine gone wrong story was when our power went out on a school morning in the winter- my mom was coming to get the kids and I so we could get ready at her house and I walked out the front door in my husband's robe and pink rhinestone slippers and our neighbor had come to check on us- he got to see us all in our pajamas and bedhead.
He probably still hasn't recovered from the sight LOL

tatertot374 said...

I always insist on breakfast at my house. I wake them up awhile before needed to let them get ready and eat a balanced breakfast instead of rushing around
Thank you for the chance
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barnett1949 said...

I cook breakfast while the wife is getting the kids ready to meet the day.I do dishes while she baths them.

I got it made.

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gstix said...

My kids are my dogs and they definitely have a hectic morning breakfast routine. The puppy gets up around 5am to be let out. Then all of the dogs are up by 8 and looking for food. Its chaos because the puppy is hyper and one of the adult dogs has a little weight management issue and has to be watched to make sure she doesn't eat everyone's breakfast. Its a juggling act especially before morning coffee.

dwhogan said...

I like my quiet time before the rest of the household wakes up. It's peaceful, I get things done, it's very nice!

Mariana @ Riding With No Hands said...

My kids aren't in school yet, but to make mornings go more smoothly I always set my 4yo's clothes out the night before. I also try to have cut up fruit in the fridge so it's easy to grab with yogurt or cereal for an easy breakfast.

Tammy said...

I just ask the kids whether they'd rather do chores or eat breakfast. They appear at the table instantly.

Happi Shopr said...

our mornings start with hitting the snooze button at least four times and then dragging out of bed. Hubby hits the shower while I make his coffee, breakfast and lunch. He gets dressed, grabs his gear and goes to work. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

Erica C. said...

the best thing for the morning is to have quick things to grab to eat...like you guys have muffins and capri sun...perfect! also have lunch packed and ready to go if it's a school day

McD said...

Our morning routine is really just hustling everyone together and trying to put breakfast on the table. Its always really hectic because no one wants to get motivated in the morning. We do a lot of prep work the night before by putting out the clothes, having lunches packed and in the fridge, etc. Otherwise we'd never make it out the door in the morning.

JanMc said...

Our morning routine is really just hustling everyone together and trying to put breakfast on the table. Its always really hectic because no one wants to get motivated in the morning. We do a lot of prep work the night before by putting out the clothes, having lunches packed and in the fridge, etc. Otherwise we'd never make it out the door in the morning.

dhunt said...

nice!

Barbara said...

It's actually my evening routine that gets us ready. The night before we choose clothes and lay them out. We make sandwiches for lunch, and cut fruit or whatever prep we can do for breakfast.

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msrodeobrat said...

my only tips are lay out clothes and everything you are going to need the next day the night before and try to have breakfast ready as much as you can.. and a lunch packed

sharonjo said...

Everyone with their own stack of books, bookbag, backpack, lunchbox already packed the night before helps us get up and out on time on busy mornings!Thanks! senekers@comcast.net

lisa said...

What really helps everyone get their day going is breakfast. I try to make it special, simple of course but special and healthy. This helps us get our day going. msmith572@yahoo.com

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tomgibson38 said...

One morning we all overslept and as I rushed to get the kids to school, i had realized I had locked myself out of the house and the keys were still in the house. We weren't going anywhere anytime soon. We decided to take the day off.

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elkaye said...

I try to prepare for the day ahead the night before and teach the kids to do so as well. I have them pick out clothes for the morning and pack up any books/supplies they need for school. Breakfast is usually something simple, like cereal, oatmeal, eggs, toast... Sometimes I'll get up before them and prepare pancakes for them.

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luckysunset said...

Alas, I have no kids. Mornings used to be a trial for me with an alarm clock awakening me earlier than I wished to be on time for jobs I disliked. Now I work from home and get up when my body decides it's time. It's leisurely but sometimes lonely. Then I take a healthy walk or do some other exercise before eating a light, healthy breakfast.

Cakeblast said...

We have been teaching our three-year old to dress himself in the morning. He has gotten quite good at it, but the other day we were running behind schedule and had an appointment to rush to.

While we weer getting ourselves ready, we let our son get himself dressed. On our way out to the car my wife noticed that his jeans were on backwards. I was glad she caught his fashion faux pas before I strapped him into the carseat. I doubt I would have noticed till we were already there.

We unlocked and went back inside the house to remedy the situation, but needless to say we were late.

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Kelly C. said...

We set everything out the night before so we don't have very many mishaps in the mornings.

Tattooed Dork said...

We have the biggest trouble waking our little one up. She's not a morning person. If you don't keep an eye on her she'll lay down where she is and fall right back asleep!

Dallan said...

I introduced my kids to the william tell overture. We just scream it while getting ready and first one done wins.

ewalsh said...

Teaching your kids to be somewhat responsible for themselves in the morning, while it might be a hard go for awhile, will eventually really pay off for both you and them.

I remember when I would have to go in every five minutes and remind my son what to do next and how much time we had left before we had to leave. It drove me insane.

Finally one day, I gave him a twenty minute morning, told him to brush his teeth, and hair and get dressed. I didn't go back in until it was time to leave. Needless to say he wasn't ready. So he went to school without brushed hair or teeth, and with some really interesting clothes combinations. I know, bad mom.

But it only took a few days before he knew to take that twenty minute warning seriously and began doing what he needed to do.

Mishia said...

We try to have a well balanced breakfast every morning that includes all food groups. Doing this gives us the energy we need for the rest of the day!

Brooke said...

Honestly, my tip is to have everything ready.. We get clothes ready the night before, plan breakfast the night before, make sure all paperwork (if during school) is done and placed in backpack, etc... Then it's just a matter of me waking up before everyone and getting breakfast started...

Julie Vineyard said...

We try to do as much the night before as we can.

cindy said...

First thing we do in the morning my son picks out what he wants from my menu(I made it for him to have fun at breakfast time) to order food like he was at a real restaurant.

Princess Golden Hair said...

while i try desperately to be organized to make getting out the door easier, our worse day happened when I went outside to start the car so it would warm up. When I got to the door I realized that the bottom lock was still locked so I was locked outside. No problem right? Go out to the car and get the keys right? think again. guess who locked the keys in the car. Oh and do you think the kids heard me over the TV. That's right they flicked on the TV because they didn't hear me hollering for them to get out the door.

Jennifer said...

I always try to get most stuff done the night before. For ex, their clothes are always laid out for them

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Lia said...

Used to wake him up the same time, make sure he got dressed, ate and looked good.
Promptness is always key to carry out your daily routines(well that's if you want to be on time).
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julis55 said...

I set my alarm clock 30 minutes before I ACTUALLY get up, because it really does take me half an hour to fully wake up
Also, pack lunches and shower the night before.

Sonya said...

My kids (and I) are not morning people, and I have to drag myself out of bed virtually every day. I've learned to make sure that we get up early enough that we don't have to rush around in the morning.

Also, I make lunches the night before and if possible I set out breakfast in advance.

susan1215 said...

I get my kids backpack and lunch bags packed the night before and in the morning I get up and have breakfast ready so my kids jus thave to finish getting dressed and eat breakfast and leave.

blabla3269 said...

Breakfast is a big part of our day. Prior to Kids I skipped it thinking it was a way to stay thin but as I got older I realized that not only does it fuel your mind and body for the day it helps you eat right all day long

Jessilyn82 said...

I make the morning routine easier by keeping a special box with all the snacks that are easy to pop in the kids lunches, it's easy for them to grab a few things they like on our way out the door. It's worked out great!

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idahomom said...

I have totally bribed my kids. If they get up and get ready for school without mom having to nag, they get 30 extra minutes of video games after school.

ddtavener said...

I am often gone to work before the kids even get up in the morning, so at bedtime we do a quick reivew of any activities that we may need to prepare for the next day.

Auriette said...

We very much have a routine, especially since our two cats have to have medication every morning. Alarm, bathroom, pill to Remy, cereal, brush teeth, dress, feed the cats and give Indy his insulin shot, out the door.

oneinamil23 said...

we have the same routine every morning:
wake up
potty
clean undies
breakfast
clothes
brush teeth

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Lisa said...

No kids here, but I am hooked on the "D"! Thnaks for the great sweep.

singermagic1 said...

best tip I have is to let them pick out their cloths the night before, have everything in order and ready for the morning. No rushing no fights about what they are wearing

Galen said...

a good tip is to find a few minutes to read the Bible. It makes the day go smoother.

germangirl said...

morning routine tips:

do these tasks the night before!
~ shower/shave/shampoo hair
~ lay out clothes & accessories
~ prep breakfast
~ pack lunch boxes
~ place purses/keys/book bags/backpack/shoes near exit door
~ discuss after school schedules

Marci said...

I've got three teenagers... almost EVERY morning seems to be an "adventure" to get them out of bed for school. lol
One day last school year, I got tired of going in and waking them 10 times.. so I turned on "Back in Black" at full volumn in the living room and waited.
Yep, they got up. lol

freakdujour359 said...

We lay out all clothes and shoes the night before, get bookbags ready and set by the front door, and even choose what is for breakfast the next morning.
What a difference it makes!

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ShesAnAngel said...

My morning routine tip would be to have their clothing picked out the night before, that helps us tremendously!

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1993wel said...

I hate getting up in the morning, and the only way our morning gets off to a decent start is by doing as much as possible the night before. I pack lunches, pack backpacks, make sure homework is done, permission slips signed, etc., lay out clothes and do some breakfast prep. Then in the morning all we have to do is throw on clothes, grab a healthy breakfast (usually OJ and a bowl of instant oatmeal, sometimes peanut butter toast or nutri-grain waffles) and go!

intime said...

My morning routine consists of a healthy breakfast of oatmeal and orange juie intime@myself.com

blueviolet said...

What has always worked best for us is to have the kids lay out their outfit for the next day the night before. When they get up, they get dressed and bring everything down that needs to leave the house with them. Once they're ready, they can then just sit and relax and eat their breakfast.
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NL6369 said...

Our biggest problem was always getting everyone up ( all heavy sleepers except Mom) and then finding a way to alternate everyone for the bathroom. We actually had to set up a schedule every week on who got the bathroom first, while someone else ate. I was never one for lists and schedules, I am always on time and always organized, but with a family things change and if a schedule wasn't followed it was utter chaos.

Renee said...

Two of our grandsons live with us. Each morning I awaken at 6:30, wake the boys, they ask for 5 more minutes, I give it to them and come back and wake them again. They really think they're doing something getting 5 more minutes of sleep! :)

Jeanette H. said...

My morning routine used to be easy, get DH up and ready for work, get my son up and ready for school, then get my daughter up and off..this year will be a challenge. Everyone gets off at the same time this coming September and im NOT looking forward to it.

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mom2anutball said...

My daughter hates the morning time. If I dont set everything out the night before, she has a meltdown first thing in the morning.
One time we were rushed because a storm the night before knocked out the power. We woke up 15 minutes til we had to get to school. Not awake we all rushed, I locked my keys in my house, with my cell phone, and the girls backpacks. So we were late to school because I had to push my daughter through the window to unlock the door, so I had to take the girls in the school and sign them in, with my hair not brushed, no bra, and wearing sweats. I now have a battery in my alarm clock... just in case!
Thanks for the chance!!

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joannaonthelake said...

I have 3 young children and my morning routine generally starts around 4:00 am. I get up before anyone else, even our 2 dogs are still sleeping and I begin my routine with my Yoga poses. I find that when I accomplish this first thing every morning my mind and body gets prepared to handle everything else that is dished my way throughout the day, and there's usually lots that crosses my path! Once my Yoga is done I walk the dogs. By then they are awake and chomping at the bit to get outside. By the time I come in from that, I have gotten my exercise in for the day and I feel energized and grounded and truly confident. I stagger the wake-up times with our 3 kids. My baby is usually almost always up with me first thing in the morning. Once she is up and fed, cleaned, dressed, etc. I get my middle daughter up, since she needs more individualized attention and help getting dressed and brushing their her teeth, hair, etc and I let my older son get up a little later, and this way when everyone gets to the breakfast table, they are all ready to eat. We even actually manage to get some good morning breakfast conversation in! Thank you so much for letting me share this with you all and for the opportunity to enter.
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mgster said...

Not that it was very funny at the time...however, I once got my kids up, fed, dressed and we walked to the bus stop. I wondered if the other two kids who were usually there might be sick. We waited and waited and then a woman I really didn't know came out in her bathrobe and told us that school was cancelled because a big snowstorm was hitting later that morning. My kids cheered all the walk home, and I had to cancel a morning breakfast with a couple of friends. From that day on I listened to the radio every winter morning.
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Tammy said...

I try and get my daughter up at least 30 minutes before she "should" be up - that helps nip in the bud the moaning groaning and slowness that bog us down in the mornings - when that 30 minutes is over then she is usually awake enough to get things done in a timely manner! lol!

js22 said...

Getting things set up the night before makes mornings go smoother.

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mom2bears said...

Things are always so hectic in the mornings for my family so I do everything that I possibly can do the night before. We pick out clothes, get the backpacks ready and put them by the front door, and pack lunches the night before. It keeps us all a little bit saner when it comes time to catch the bus. aewalls425@hotmail.com

Alice said...

i make sure i had a shower and a coffee before the kids get up, that way i'm actually awake :0)

Deb K said...

My kids are big now but I can remember when they were little and they always wanted something different for breakfast so it seems that I was running around all the time making eggs,pancakes and toast!

CariAEB said...

My husband is in charge in the morning as I'm already off to work. I leave him a list of everything the kids need on a wipe off board near the door. That way we can back each other up and not forget anything. Now if he would just read my list...

NesieBird said...

We get up in the morning and try to exercise and read. The kids gobble breakfast in no time flat and then head off to face the world with smile.

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Deborah said...

I'm the one in the family who's not a morning person, so we get as much ready the night before as we can. Table set for breakfast; non-perishables out and waiting; clothes laid out; backpacks, jackets, etc. by the door; lunches packed (in the fridge); who has something special that needs doing and is it done?; set alarm clocks. We generally have easy mornings here.

Leslie S. said...

I have the kids set out thier outfits and accessories the night before.It is so much easier to get them out the door if they are not tying to find what they need at the last minute.Thanks!

wendy said...

To help keep the morning running smoothly, I make up monthly calendars of events for my daughter as well as daily task lists that I post on the back of the bathroom door, with a pencil tied to a string so she can cross things off as they occur. It beats me having to ask her if she has the things she needs for an event at school over and over.

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Crazycat said...

What seems to help them get up is to tell them "five more minutes", instead of expecting them to just hop out of bed. Also, I have breakfast ready for them. They find it easier to get up and eat first than to get up and get dressed, etc. first.

pattycake said...

it's nice that so many products have added calcium in them

amyd29 said...

Well my morning routine to make things easy,we get out clothes the night before,then every other day one gets up earlier so they can be ready!Breakfast is always an issue so i have to have many choices and they love these drinks

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allysona said...

my kids are older but either work or go to school, but i still pack lunches for them and my husband. and there is always a capri sun included. they taste great, not to sweet

Betty C said...

I no longer have children at home so my mornings are stress free. I am able to get up without an alarm clock and have plenty of time for errands or household chores before I need to be at work by 4 pm. Wonderful!

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sandis3 said...

I have an alarm I have nicknamed Obnox because it is soooo obnoxious. It bellows out, "Three, two, one. Are you ready? Wake up, wake up, wake up."
It get men, women and children up every time!

Deci Worland said...

Always lay out the clothes the night before, and put the cereal bowls out on the table. When you wake up, you are ready to go.

fluggy said...

My morning routine tip that helps get my kids ready for the day is I layout all clothing the night before as well as any essentials needed for the next day.

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carolpie said...

Well, when we had a van the kids would leave their shoes in the car after school-I parked in the garage-and go barefoot in the house. One day my son must have worn his shoes out of the van and didn't remember. So he goes to school and got out in his socks! He had to walk around school in his socks till I could go home and get his shoes!

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alex said...

I always wake up to coffee and exercize so I have more energy throughout the day to deal with little ones. Bakotuki22@gmail.com

bndraldy said...

Mornings run much smoother if you get as much done the night before as possible. I always set out clothing the night before and do anything else to be prepared for a new day. No more searching for lost shoes, homework or library books. Make sure everyone has money, etc. Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this giveaway!

mudrunnersmom said...

eating a great, balanced breakfast is a must - protein, whole grains, juice, water. it keeps the kids and I going all morning.

Becky said...

I did take my eldest to school one time in her pajama's because she REFUSED to get out of bed in time (I did have her real clothes in the car, but it got the point across)

penguin28 said...

My wildest story was this past school year. Our area had a really bad storm and our power had gone out in the middle of the night. Me, my husband, and my teenage daughter woke up late and we all had to get ready- using only 1 bathroom and no power in the house. My daughter had a really important test that day and had to leave in 20 minutes. At lunch time she called me from school and told me that she had put on two different shoes, left a few small hair rollers in the back of her hair, and grabbed the lunch bag that had the dog's stool sample in it. Ugggh!

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Donna said...

My tip is to get everything ready the night before. Have the kids get their clothes out, bookpacks packed, and lunch pached if needed.
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ktgonyea said...

Eat breakfast !!!

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ilma said...

I have no children but have inherited or rescued 1 dog and 4 cats. Pup-Pup rouses me during the wee hours of the morning to go out and the cats take turns nudging me awake to eat and be let outside around 5:30 AM. I ignore them until around 7:00 AM.

Both I and one of the oldest cats, Sweetie-Pie, are on pills. So I take mine and give SP hers. Then I'll get dressed and clean the litter boxes and maybe throw in a load of wash since the boxes are in the laundry room. After that I refresh their water bowls and give them breakfast and fix my own. After that, I turn on the TV and settle down in front of the computer to read my email and put out any mail that is to go that day. It's a nice relaxed routine which I love since I just retired 15 months ago. I especially like hearing my neighbors starting up their cars to set out for work!!!!!

ilma said...

I have no children but have inherited and rescued 1 dog and 4 cats. Around 3 AM Pup-Pup, my gray Toy Poodle, will rouse me to go outside and at 5 AM the cats will start nudging me to be let outside. I rouse for Pup-Pup but ignore the cats until 7 AM. Then I turn on the TV, open a window or door--weather permitting--for the cats and get dressed. Thereafter I clean out the litter boxes and throw in a load of wash since the boxes are in the laundry room. Since one of the cats, Sweetie-Pie and I are on pills, I take mine and feed her hers at the same time. Then I change their water bowls and give them breakfast. Finally, I fix my own breakfast and settle down in front of the computer to eat and read my email. Since I retired 15 months ago, I get a gleeful delight in hearing my neighbors start their cars to go to work. It's a wonderful life!!!!!

chromiumman said...

no kids, but my tip is get up a bit early and get some exercise out of the way early in the day

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0. Up at 8:30am
1. Breakfast (tea/orange juice + bagel/toast/cereal)
2. Watch news
3. E-mails, Feeds, forums.
4. Organize kids
5. Attempt to work…

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missykade said...

My son absolutely adores these bears. This would make him so happy to win this. Thanks for having such a great contest for everyone.

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