You know the easiest way to get the stress out of parenting?
Find the one situation that constantly causes friction and figure out how to make it go smoother.
That’s it. The rest will simply follow suit.
To us, it was the mornings.
Getting an entire family up, dressed, fed and out the door before the sun even comes up could easily be a recipe for disaster (or at least a meltdown or two!) And, I have two kids under the age of 3 that go to two different schools 30 minutes away from our house.
Believe me we have our share of morning meltdowns but I’ve spent some time really working on managing the morning routine for our kids and setting the whole family up to start the day off full of light and happiness rather than whining and misery.
These things have worked really well for our family and hopefully they will help you to start your day off on the right track as well.