The school year has started. For my older kids they are already well settled. My little ones, however, are still trying to get back in the grove but will be there soon. We have a pretty set morning routine that our kids follow. I guess I should say I have routine I make them follow. So set, that I made Tony learn it because he kept messing it up and messing our whole morning up. I'm thankful for a husband that is on board and does learn what the routine is, rather then blowing me off as a nut job.
The basics of the routine are the same for each kid. They must get dressed BEFORE they eat breakfast. This has been a huge time saver for us. I've found the kids are way more motivated to get dressed if breakfast depends on their speediness.
All it took was Word and clip art I found by Googling. I used the same images on each child's thing. Big brothers is typed in words, not pictures, to encourage him to read more often. A set routine has saved our mornings and gets us out the door without too much panic or yelling.