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We all have big plans to make the school days start off right. Then the actual mornings come, and, well—we all know what happens. Luckily there are some shortcuts we can take to make up for the speed bumps that can’t be missed. Here’s what you can expect to happen most school days in your home, featuring our favorite funny mom, Kim Bongiorno of Let Me Start By Saying. 




It seemed pretty simple on paper. One day my kids would be old enough to attend school, so we would just get up in the morning and do our thing as usual and get in the car and go, right? WRONG. These are the steps required in order to get from your kitchen into your car and off to school on time each day. Good luck!

Graphic: Feed the kids breakfast (quickly!)

[Kids walk by catching baggies of cereal tossed to them]

Graphic Keep them awake

[Mom lifts blanket off couch to discover sleeping kid]


Graphic: Monitor toothbrushing

[Mom peeks in on kids in bathroom]

“Don’t forget to brush your teeth for real. I’m gonna check!”

Graphic: Do lots of countdowns

[Three shots of Mom running around the house shouting out time checks]

“Twenty minutes!”

“Ten minutes!”

“Five minutes!”

Graphic: Make their lunches

[Mom hands each kid a fistful of crumpled dollar bills]

“Here you go. And one for you. Enjoy!”

Graphic: Wrangle! Brush! Run!

[Mom is brushing her kid’s hair while chasing her out of the house]

“Where’s your brother?”

“He’s in the car.”

“Alright let’s go go go go go go go go go go!”

Graphic: Get the sneakers she forgot

[Mom comes back into the house, grabs item, leaves again]

Graphic: Get the notebook he forgot

[Mom comes back into the house, grabs item, leaves again]

Graphic: Just one more thing…

[Mom comes back into the house, grabs item, leaves again]

Written by Kim Bongiorno for

Music: “Ukulele” via

 Kim Borngiorno

 Kim Bongiorno is an author, freelance writer, and the award-winning blogger    behind Let Me Start By Saying. She lives in New Jersey with her handsome  husband and two charmingly loud kids, who she pretends to listen to while  playing on Facebook and Twitter

 Read/see more of Kim on FamilyEducation here: [LINK TO ALL OF MY FEN VIDEOS/ARTICLES]


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