The first thing that needs to be tweaked is our morning/breakfast routine. My goal for myself is to be up and my chores done by 7:00 so that way I can get breakfast started in a timely fashion. I've been pretty lazy this summer with bedtimes and meal times so this is going to be a painful time of relearning for all of us. Our new bedtimes are 9:00 pm for the kids (this seems so late, but we have softball and church a couple nights a week and don't get home till about then!) and 10:00 for me.
I like to let kids sleep till they naturally wake up but this year I'm going to have to force the wake up in a timely fashion so we can all eat breakfast together. My plan is wake up no later than 8:00 and finish chores by 8:30 and breakfast by 9:00.
I also need to get intentional about our meals again. I have just been lazy lately! I found a super cheap place to get gluten free cereal and it's become a staple in our home. Lunches have been slapped together at the last minute with no thought or love put into it. I'm currently working on a rotating breakfast/lunch menu plan that will NOT change and that I will follow!! I'm finalizing our fall schedule and then I will finish the meal plan.
Another thing that I used to do and I haven't lately is freezer cooking. I used to do a huge freezer cooking session before we started back to school. It made my life so much easier! I would do breakfast prep and an entire months (or more!) worth of dinners, so I could focus on getting back into the home school groove. I'm currently making a freezer cooking session plan which I'll share later this week.