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De-stress Your Mornings

destress1.jpgFor most moms, mornings are a mad dash to get everyone up, dressed and out the door -- if your kid's shoes match, all the better. However the a.m. hours don't always have to be so hectic (we promise). Try just one of these tips tomorrow and you'll start to feel (almost) serene.

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By Lisa Bova

For most moms, mornings are a mad dash to get everyone up, dressed and out the door -- if your kid's shoes match, all the better. However the a.m. hours don't always have to be so hectic (we promise). Try just one of these tips tomorrow and you'll start to feel (almost) serene.

Bathe in the evening
The more tasks you can knock off before hitting the sack, the easier your morning will be, says Lynn Cutts, PhD, author of Change One Habit, Change Your Life. It's a philosophy that Abena Foreman-Trice, mom of three, from Waynesboro, Virginia swears by. Her time-saver: she has her kids hit the showers in the evening. "In the morning, all my children have to do is get dressed, eat and brush their teeth," she reports. "They even have a little leisure time so that they don't feel hurried when they are leaving the house." If you really want to streamline the early-hour action, why not get your own shower out of the way, too?

Lay out complete outfits
To prevent that panicked search for that other shoe, have everyone (including you and your husband) pre-select entire outfits for the next day -- including clothes, accessories, socks, and shoes -- before going to bed.
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