Thursday, September 10, 2015

Brooklyn Bean Roastery #BackToSchool Breakfast Blend Giveaway, ends 9/25/15 #BBRHB



Wake up time!  Off to school we go! It's that time of year once again.  Feet are draggin' and sleepyheads are asking for just 5 more minutes.

I've had the hardest time with my youngest -- she is the grumpiest child in the morning -- I don't think her eyes open until noon on some days.

September is the month of schedule changes, car pools, extracurricular activities, early buses, and late classes.

It begs the question:

What is your sure fire way of waking up the kids and getting out the door on time?

I had the best method ever:  My youngest was (like her Mom) a coffee fiend.  I just held a steaming cuppa under her sweet, upturned nose... and lured her out of bed with the promise of caffeine bliss.  :)





Oh, I do we'd had Brooklyn Beans Roastery back then! 

Ah, but we have it now! It's our go-to wake up call every morning now!

The great folks at Brooklyn Bean Roastery are offering one of my readers the chance to win a 24 ct. box of Breakfast Blend Coffee that includes Boardwalk Blend, Breakfast Blend, Breakfast Blend Decaf, and Brooklyn Bridge Blend.  This will get you up and off every morning!






Using the Entry Form below, tell us What is your sure fire way of waking up the kids and getting out the door on time?

Open to USA, 18+, No PO Boxes, please. Giveaway ends 9/25/15. All entries are verified.




DISCLOSURE:
I am a member of the Brooklyn Bean Roastery Honorary Brooklynites.  I receive free coffee samples for the purpose of review. I receive no monetary compensation.


76 comments:

James Robert said...

Have them keep their book bags and shoes by the front door and clothing picked out as to what they are going to wear

Mom Knows Best said...

My kids get themselves up and out the door.

Melody Lopez said...

I make sure my kids are out the door on time by preparing the night before! Homework is done, snacks/lunches packed, water bottle filled, clothes laid out etc. It's working well so far!

Michele said...

I can honestly say I never discovered a surefire way! I knew someone who said when her kids refused to get dressed one morning, she took them to school in their pajamas. She never had a problem after that.

Tammy Woodall said...

One way I get the kids up and out the door on time is to plan ahead the night before and do as much as possible so the next morning isn't chaotic. Organizing is another helpful factor. Also, its easier to get the kids up if Breakfast is made - it doesn't hurt to make their favorites. Between all these things it definitely makes life a little smoother in the morning.

Ken Ohl said...

Getting to bed on time is the key if they stay up to late it is a big struggle. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

Cheryl Free said...

My sure fire way of waking up and getting out the door on time is a very loud alarm clock.

Lauren said...

Preparing the night before and getting a good night's sleep is key.

Seyma Bennett Shabbir said...

We wake up early, prep clothes and lunch the night before. We also have a hot breakfast!

Maryann D. said...

We always have everything packed and ready the night before. They just have to have breakfast and grab the lunch out of the refrigerator and we are ready to start the day.
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Deborah W said...

Sure fire way to get kids up and out the door is to go to bed early, lay clothes and supplies out night before and serve a great breakfast including a drink before they leave.

Laurie Nykaza said...

Once they get up and have some juice and pancakes they are ready to go for the day!

Andrea said...

I have to make sure that my kids are standing up and out of bed before I start breakfast or they will fall back asleep.

AEKZ2 said...

My sure fire way of waking up the kids and getting out the door on time is to have everything ready the night before.

Derrick Todd said...

To get out the door on time, I always have to tell everyone that we are leaving 1/2 hour before our real time to leave. It also helps to have clothes set out the night before.

Katie Smith said...

my surefire way is to prepare everything the night before and also coffee!

JSColdwell said...

We can't function if our clothes and book bags aren't put together the night before. Also, if I'm giving them breakfast I have to have it planned out and as ready to go as possible the night before.

Shelly Peterson said...

The best way to get my son up and out the door is to make sure he gets a good night sleep and has his clothes are picked out the night before.

Jess Benoit said...

My sure fire way is COFFEE for me. We homeschool so there is no morning rush for us.

Sandy Klocinski said...

Develop a schedule for the morning routine. Write down tasks: dressing kids, making breakfast, brushing kids' hair…etc. You can't accomplish all this yourself. The kids need to take on some responsibility. They should put on their clothes and brush their teeth without help.Start holding dress rehearsals over the summer. Post a copy of the schedule on the refrigerator.

sherryberrybim said...

Well, my kids are all grown but I would say being organized the night before is the best way to make sure everyone gets off to school in a timely manner.

peg42 said...

I get as much possible ready the night before. Then I set my clock...my clock is on my dresser, which I have to get up out of bed to shut off. Shower, coffee, more coffee, than wake the kids.

abfantom said...

My sure fire way to get my daughter out of the house on time is to threaten to take all electronics away if she misses the bus.

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Lynne said...

Getting as organized as possible the night before by having the lunches made and the clothes laid out.

clc408 said...

It's a good idea to prepare as much as possible the night before to make the morning go smoothly.

mom2twogirls82 said...

I find that as long as I prepare lunches and outfits the night before and wake up with enough time to enjoy a cup of coffee its easy for me to remain patient in the morning and get things done.

slehan said...

“What is your sure fire way of waking up the kids and getting out the door on time?” I don't have any kids but for me I get everything ready the night before so I don't have to think in the morning.
Thanks for the contest.

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chickie717 said...

It been a long time Since I've done that... I guess I would have to be as organized as possible.

Joan Kubes said...

We manage to do it because everyone has their own alarm clock.

Laurel Porter said...

We HAVE to know where shoes are the night before. If we don't, there is no way we are getting out the door on time. It is insane. Lol

Kim said...

Prepping the night before and everybody going to be on time!
A good nights sleep is a HUGE help! It makes me a happy, energetic morning person which is vital in getting out the door on time!
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Ashley C

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kellyr78 said...

I wake them up with lots of time to spare so they can get ready and sit for a while. They are not good with running right out the door.

Danielle Oyen said...

We have meals and clothes done up the night before.

Robin Abrams said...

We go to bed early so they get plenty of sleep

Tiffany Weikel said...

By waking them up a little bit earlier so there is extra time to get ready.

slehan said...

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Meghan Berdelle said...

Just being prepared the night before, have everything ready to go!

barbara stenby said...

My son is off at college but I wake my husband up every morning and get him out the door with Brooklyn Bean Roasters coffee and his lunch!

Wendi Watson said...

i try to rap in the mornings to songs they like and they get annoyed and just get up and go lol

Kelly Tupick said...

I always double check and make sure the alarm is set, clothes are laid out and coffee is ready to go.

McKim said...

We get things ready the night before - clothes laid out, backpacks by the door, table set for breakfast.

amy linderman said...

we use a very loud dinosaur alarm clock that everyone can hear! works every morning. Amy (Guillaume) Linderman

christy caldwell said...

I tell them if they get up now there's a snack in it for them. Almost always works. They eat breakfast at school.

Barbara Riffe said...

I get up earlier turn on a few lights, make coffee and turn on the radio and let the kids wake up slowly.

tammy young said...

i have to yell at mine to get them up and out the door on time and still have one that wants to sleep tell right when the bus puts up hard headed teens

Billy Lilley said...

i like to use a fog horn

Maryann D. said...

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Chris B. said...

Let the puppy lose in their room.

Cheryl Messick said...

A sure fire waking of waking them up is telling them they have 5 minutes to get up before the bus comes, gets them up every time

jdine said...

They will get up if I squirt whipped cream on their hot chocolate, banana, french toast or waffle.

Tracy Pelletier said...

Getting a good nights rest and turning all the lights on in the morning!

susan1215 said...

My sure fire way to get my daughter out of the house on time is to get everything ready to go the night before.

Denise S. said...

They always leap out of bed if I make chocolate chip muffins for breakfast.

Tabathia B said...

In bed on time, I make sure all alarms are set and then I set my own alarm to make sure everyone is up on time. I have a quick breakfast schedule planned also.

Danielle Magee said...

I make sure my kids are always in bed on time and I get them up in plenty of time to get ready for school.

Lisa Voyce said...

I never had a problem with my daughter waking up, so I didn't need tricks.

Kelly VanAuken said...

Yelling loudly can get my kids moving in the morning.

Carolyn Daley said...

We make sure to set our alarms and wake each other up if someone sleeps through their alarm.

Susan Christy said...

Atomic alarm clock and having everything ready and by the door the night before.

JillyB said...

We do as much as possible the night before and it helps a lot!

Anna Powell said...

Now that my boys are teens I just brew coffee, they come running!

angel320 said...

I get as much done the night before

angel320 said...

I try and get as much done the night before

Jerry Marquardt said...

The only way to be sure to be on time, is to have everything ready before you go to bed.

jtwark said...

MY sure fire way of waking up the kids and getting out the door on time is to put an annoyingalarm across the bed, so they have to get up to turn it off


JOE GERSCH

joebissy@mail.com

tashamwilkerson said...

Getting my girls to bed on time and laying out the clothes the night before really helps get them motivated. Coffee is my only motivation LOL

mom2twogirls82 said...

Routines are great ways to make sure we are out the door on time

purplepassion126 said...

My sure fire way of waking up the kids and getting out the door on time is have as much as possible prepared the night before & have a good smelling breakfast awaiting them in the morning--the aroma gets them going.

KrazeKatLady said...

We prep the night before. Lay out clothes, get lunches packed and breakfasts ready.

Trisha McKee said...

For me, it is a matter of consistency. My daughter's curfew is reasonable on the weekends but not too late and I do not let her sleep in much. It is not so much a jolt on the system when she does have to wake up early.
And I make sure I am awake and ready to handle any sleepy arguments.

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Cheryll Shubert said...

I get everything that I can get ready the night before. It's so much easier that way. I always try to get up first and get myself ready and then I can concentrate on getting the baby ready to go. We are always on time that way!

Terry said...

LOL After getting my kids grown and out the door I can honestly say that I never did find a fast surefire way to get them movitated and off to school with enthusiasm.

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