Prepare to get there on time
You've lost Jackson's shoe, Marissa has gum in her hair, the twins are crying and you need to leave now!
Whether this is your regular before-work routine or you're trying to get to a special event on time, a little planning will help. Start by preparing the night before. Gather everything you might need including a packed diaper bag, extra clothes, washcloths, toys, snacks, favorite books and a few aspirin for you!.
Save time by pre-packaging your children's outfits. Include a shirt, pants, underwear, socks, hair bows and whatever might go with the ensemble. This is a great grab-and-go way to get to the show on time and works wonders when you travel. When taking part in crowded activities such as a day at the amusement park or a visit to the zoo, select outfits in matching colors. It'll make it easier to keep track of your clan.