8.21.2012

First Day Follow-Up, and a Morning Rhythm

I woke this morning to find this post-it note on our chalkboard... yay! I'd say the first day of school was a success. Both girls came home all smiles, which made the transition back-to-school, at a new school, so much easier (especially for mama).  
Jitters behind us, now we can focus on getting back into our school days routine. Remember the morning rhythm sign I posted last year? It's back! This really helps keep my girls focused in the morning. I can't say enough how important having a simple routine is in helping what can be hectic mornings and afternoons run a bit more smoothly. (I also lay out clothes, do some lunch prep, and set up coffee the night before.)
So, the first item on the list is breakfast, and I've been searching for ways to make this time go smoothly too. My girls tend to linger over their food, especially the morning meal. So finding wholesome and appealing breakfasts that they will gobble right up is a challenge. This morning, they had banana-chocolate chip muffins, half a banana, and a cup of milk. Served up on pretty china saucers and teacups, it was a hit. Anything with chocolate is a sure thing though - and a special treat, perfect for back-to-school, Day 2.

I'd love to hear from you... what are your favorite easy-to-make, kid-loving breakfasts?

4 comments:

Luna Topolski said...

ok, I don't have kids...so I can only speak for my own inner child who LOVES a yummy protein smoothie in the morning. Almond milk, banana, & almond butter. You can even add plain Greek yogurt and also sneak in a hand full of spinach and nobody will know. It's quick and on the go. I ALWAYS use my reusable cup with lid because I don't trust myself not to spill it!

Mama Bird said...

Thanks Luna! You've described my favorite protein smoothie! We do these some mornings, but I really could get them on a more regular rotation.

Catherine said...

My mom used to make chocolate chip pancakes on the weekends and then freeze a bunchnin saran wrap and easily pop em into the microwave on weekday mornings. Homemade poptarts from(sip) pinterest are great too!!! :)

Mama Bird said...

Great ideas Cathy! I've been wanting to try those homemade poptarts! My girls would be over the moon...