All Good Mornings is an ebook and workbook combo for parents who want to put an end to stressful and chaotic mornings.
About the book
All Good Mornings is an ebook and workbook combo for parents who want to put an end to stressful and chaotic mornings and would rather find a way to support their children’s emotional needs while still getting to school on time.
On the surface, it’s about understanding the organizational systems that make for an efficient morning routine, so that you can design systems that fit your family’s unique situation. But at a deeper level, it’s about recognizing and meeting the emotional needs of each family member in the morning.
In this book, you’ll discover…
how addressing the emotional needs of our children helps them with the logistical tasks of the morning routine, and how creating solid, seamless logistical systems helps ease (some of!) the emotional turmoil.
You’ll learn how to make it easy for your children to move through the steps of the morning routine, ensuring that they have everything they need for their school day, gaining confidence and a sense of their own competence that will serve them throughout the day.
Best of all, the skills and habits that they learn now will stay with them for years to come when you’re not around to make sure they have their lunchbox and homework!
When you finish reading the book you will understand:
- Why mornings are so hard (and why it’s not your fault!)
- Big picture principles and concepts that underlie the most effective organizing strategies
- Specific strategies and tools that you can begin to implement immediately
Table of Contents
Introduction- Have you had enough of difficult mornings?
The Problem- Why getting to school is so hard (and why it’s not your fault!)
How to Turn Your Mornings Around: Concepts and Principles
Strategies that Work (and Why!)
..and a workbook too!
As you complete the worksheets and exercises in the workbook, you will create:
- A vision of what you want your mornings to look like
- A plan for how to get there
- A Daily Schedule that really works
- A Weekly Activity Plan and Launchpad to prevent forgotten items
- A Disaster Recover Plan (for when things fall apart!)
- A plan for tweaking your systems as your children grow and your family evolves
Table of Contents
Introduction and Instructions
Map the Territory
Make a Daily Schedule That Works
Make and Post Your Weekly Activity List
Create a Launchpad
Create a Disaster Recovery Plan
Implement Support Systems
Maintain Your Systems
Reminders and Helpful Hints
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What you get
When you click the buy button, you’ll receive the PDF of the book and workbook immediately.
Get the book + a coaching session
In addition to the PDF book & workbook, you’ll also get a link to my appointment calendar and can choose a time for our one hour coaching session.
I’ll email you a short questionnaire so we can be sure to focus on the issue that’s most important to you. We’ll meet via phone or skype.
Book + +
Morning Makeover Package
(The book + 4 weeks coaching)
After you’ve downloaded & read the book, you’ll send me your workbook answers. We’ll have an initial consultation (via phone or skype) of 60-90 minutes. I’ll get a picture of where you are and where you want to be and together we’ll make a do-able plan for how to get you there. After the call, I’ll send you an email with a detailed outline of the plan we discussed.
For the next four weeks, we’ll meet for approximately 30 minutes and discuss your progress and implement the next step of the plan.
This book is for you if…
- You want to send your kids off to school feeling calm, confident and competent, but too often it doesn’t happen that way.
- You get stressed out and nag or yell way more often than you’d like.
- You’re on a first-name basis with the lady who’s given you far too many tardy passes.
- You make too many trips to school because your kid missed the bus or forgot his lunchbox, homework or trumpet.
- You worry that your kid will never be a self-sufficient adult, because she can’t remember to bring her gym shoes or library books on the right day.
This is for you if
- You want some expert guidance creating your Daily Schedule or other system.
- You have a unique situation in your family you’d like help with.
- There’s one persistent sticky spot in your family’s routine that you’d like a new strategy for handling.
This is for you if
- You’re at your wit’s end in the morning.
- You don’t even know where to start to get your family on track.
- You know you need to make a lot of changes, and you want a sustainable plan and someone to support you every step of the way.
About the Author
Hi! I’m Liz.
I’m a mom, a wife, a writer and a practical philosopher (that’s what the Ph.D. is all about.)
I am continuously learning how to use my right-brained tendencies to flourish in a left-brained world and love helping other moms do the same.
I believe in the power of creative expression to transform individuals and the world.
I’m convinced that happier moms make for happier families and this brings us all one step closer to world peace.
I live with my husband, son, and goofball cat in Niwot, Colorado.
What Parents Are Saying
“Thank you very much Liz!
I thought all day long about what we talked about and by the end of the day, I had this overwhelming feeling of calmness. I feel like I finally have a plan that makes sense. I do not feel the urge to go in a completely change everything in one day, but slowly, methodically, and with collaboration from J and D. This is a first! You were right about so many things and it finally all made sense. Thanks for asking questions, that was more helpful than you know.
J told me that he finds himself lost in the mornings and he does not know what he is supposed to be doing. I see now how that is very frustrating for us both and is causing a lot of the issues we are facing each morning. I told him that if we can work together to have our checklists in one place, this will help. He was happy about that.
I woke up this morning feeling very calm and excited about where we are headed.
I can’t thank you enough for your wisdom. I will keep you posted about what we tackle next.
De Bonnell (mom to 2 boys) Denver, CO”
“This book and workbook are lovely.
They are filling a niche that has not been addressed in any ‘get your family organized’ type stuff I have read so far – getting at the underlying needs of everyone involved and showing that everyone needs respect.
The transitions and connections stuff is really satisfying, like a drink of water when you’re thirsty. I especially liked how you discussed the tension between meeting your child’s needs and meeting the needs of the outside world. That tension kills me and not just in the mornings – I have a similar issue with trying to balance the best thing for right now vs the best thing for the long term.
Too many books of this sort are written by people who are naturally inclined to the sort of behaviour you need in order to be successful in the morning and so they don’t describe the foundational emotional work that needs to go into the plan, perhaps because they have never needed it. You get into that level of work without bogging people down in it.
With love and gratitude for your work,
Christine Hennebury, (mom to 2 boys) Newfoundland, Canada”