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August 14th, 2009, 10:26 AM
shari626's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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for getting kids out the door without having to say "Hurry UP" eight million times. Especially for school! What are your getting out the door techniques?

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August 16th, 2009, 07:48 AM
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I need ideas in this department too! My daughter starts going to kindergarten tomorrow full-time (she's had one "phase in" day already) and getting her out the door wasn't the problem, but getting everyone else up was! Between having to nurse the baby, getting the 20 month old up and changed, and then everyone else getting in the car it was a nightmare....I'm scared for tomorrow!

My only ideas were to have EVERYONE'S clothes, shoes, and bags ready in the foyer. I could change everyone, make the older two get theirselves dressed, make everyone get their shoes, feed them a quick breakfast (need ideas!) then in the car. I should probably even go as far as having sippy cups filled and ready in the fridge, but that's a lot of prep work! Ugh!

Ashley,doula and busy mom to:
Brianne 11
Colin 10
Kylie 9
Bryson 7
Noah 5

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August 16th, 2009, 01:24 PM
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It should technically only take you about a minute to grab your lunch, put your coat and shoes on and walk out the door. I give them 10 minutes to get his all accomplished because you have to find your book, glasses etc.

When I had all little ones I would start getting ready up to half an hour before I actually needed to go, and do whatever could be done ahead of time.
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August 16th, 2009, 01:25 PM
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Hmmm....with the littles..if you are coming right back home and they are usually sleeping to that time...you could just have them either in their next day's clothes or still in jammies and change them when you get home (besides a diaper change if needed).....with the olders I think preparing as much in advance is a great idea.

With mine...well...we homeschool so there is no need to rush out for that. But on Wednesdays starting in September we have Bible Study we go to and it starts early. Sometimes if they are too sluggish I have pop tarts and granola bars on hand to eat on the way. Otherwise....I start singing loudly "HUP TWO THREE FOUR OUT THE DOOR OUT THE DOOR!" over and over and they start running cause it's annoying to them! LMBO
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We aren't to give a baby milk, berries, or peanut butter. We are to introduce new foods one at a time. But it's OK to inject several viruses, bacteria, aluminum, formaldehyde, phenoxyethanol, animal serum, mercury, squalene and more into an 8 week old? I don't think so.
In order to be healthy it is an unfortunate fact that people must be allowed the opportunity to be ill. I trust my body and those of my children to work correctly against the relatively benign diseases they vax for, and do not trust the ingredients in the vaccinations.
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August 16th, 2009, 08:23 PM
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Prepare everything you can the night before. Have the older kids make sure all their stuff is ready the night before as well.

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