If the hustle and bustle of busy school mornings has you thinking "There’s got to be an easier way," we’re right there with you. Instead of wishing for more hours in the day, an easier solution is to upgrade some tech items in your home. From a smart family calendar that can balance all of your schedules to gadgets that make getting you and your kids ready faster, we’ve found items that will become essentials in your family’s morning routines.
When you are trying to balance your schedule along with everyone else in your family, the calendar on your phone or a paper calendar in the kitchen just won’t cut it. The Skylight Calendar is a way to simplify and streamline your calendars. Just plug it in, connect the device to your Wi-Fi, and sync your calendars. Now, all of your family’s events will automatically populate and sync. You can add events. meal plan, and chores directly on the device or with the app. The display is easy to read, color coordinated, and can help you manage your family's day-to-day activities.
Keeping track of your kids, their bookbags, and other belongings is so much easier with an Air Tag. Just pop an Air Tag into their bags and you’ll easily be able to track them. This is a great option if your kids forget where they left their bag sometimes or if you want to make sure they are safely off the bus and back home in the afternoon. The setup is easy and you can always check the location of the tags on your iPhone or iPad.
Getting your kids ready and out the door every morning is no easy task. But what about you? If you are tired of throwing your hair in a messy bun and you don’t have the time to break out the hair dryer, curling iron, and the straightener, try the Shark FlexStyle. This multi-styling tool works on all hair types and lets you quickly create so many styles without damaging your hair. Not only will the FlexStyle save you time, but it will help give your gorgeous hair every morning. Check out our review on this top-tier hair styling tool!
Wouldn’t it be nice if someone else could clean up after your kids make a mess? Well, the iRobot Braava Jet can clean up the spills, messes, and crumbs your kids leave behind — even when you aren’t at home. The mop can clean multiple rooms and uses smart mapping, so your robot learns the rooms in your home. This means you can decide where it cleans and when, like after breakfast when everyone is out the door. Plus, with "keep out zones," your robot knows to avoid areas like pet bowls or play areas with lots of toys.
If you are tired of looking for lost chargers or not having a full charge on all of your devices at the beginning of the day, get this wireless charging station for yourself. From your phone and watch to your earbuds, you can change all of your tech in one spot every night.
If it feels like getting your kids to brush their teeth (and we mean really brush their teeth!) is a chore, let some tech encourage them. This toothbrush comes with a kid timer that gradually increases to two minutes to help train kids to brush for the recommended time. Plus, it has a kid pacer that plays music to let kids know it is time to brush and move to another part of their mouth. The app also encourages kids to brush and gives rewards when they reach their brushing goals.
The Amazon Echo has so many awesome features, and we love this kids’ version for it’s fun songs and stories. However, what you will really love is being able to make an announcement to the whole house. Like: "We are leaving in five minutes!" or you can call your child’s room and talk through their Echo. This one is perfect for making sure they are up and getting ready.
No matter how you like your coffee: iced, classic, latte, or cappuccino — this coffee maker can do it all. No need for multiple coffee makers, you kids need this one from Ninja. So, your cup of Joe can be ready the way you like it every morning.
The key to a better morning could be a better night's sleep and an easy wake up. Instead of a regular alarm clock, let the Hatch Restore slowly and gently wake you up. This alarm clock has sounds and lights to help you fall asleep and wake up on your own each day. The white noise helps create a quiet and relaxing sleep environment, and creating a routine with the Hatch can mean more sleep for everyone.
From defrosting bagels to getting the perfect color on toast and waffles, this smart toaster makes getting breakfast on the table faster and easier. Just select the type of bread and the desired color, and breakfast is done.