I'm an Infant & Child Sleep Consultant, Language of Listening parent coach, and MOTHER OF 5 KIDS IN 5 YEARS!
As a mom of 5 kids in 5 years, if there's one thing I know it's this... without daily routines and systems in place, life is chaotic, stressful, and anxiety inducing.
When my oldest 3 went to public school last year, we had our morning routine down to such a fine art that I could walk around with my coffee and watch them go from the bed to the van in 25 minutes.
Afternoons and evenings? Same thing. And I could spend one hour a week (or less) planning and feel totally in control of all my adult responsibilities.
Our family school routines gave us predictability, organization, and peace.