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Make Over Your Morning Routine

From message boards to lunch packing solutions, we've got ideas from pros and real parents to get everyone out the door in the morning...without the drama.

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Photo: Meme Inge, MS, RD

Prep Breakfast in Advance

"Breakfast on the go items pre-made. Like oatmeal with fruit, nuts and brown sugar in [plastic sandwich] baggies. Breakfast sandwiches, egg and sausage muffins, lots of ideas on Pinterest. Keep in freezer for a healthy breakfast on the go! Important way to start your day." – Facebook fan Leigh Anne Halliburton. Get more healthy, make-ahead breakfast ideas >>

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Get Your Joe to Go

"Programmable coffee maker = a MUST." – Facebook fan Kristin Prince

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Spring Forward

"Set all the clocks in your house 10 minutes ahead. It may sound silly, but it really works." – professional organizer Alicia Rockmore

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Keep Kids on Task

"I use a combination of rules, organization and 'gestapo Mom' tactics, really. [My daughter] has a checklist she has to complete each morning. If she strays and I catch her sitting and staring into space or something, I say, 'Honey, is that on your checklist?'" – mother Kimberly Kious

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