Back to School!

Tomorrow is the day.  

 My son's Monday breakfast plate: pancakes, blueberries and apple.

My son's Monday breakfast plate: pancakes, blueberries and apple.

My big gal starts second grade and my son starts a new preschool. Though I've been yearning to get back into a routine and gearing up for the new school year in some ways, it's always sad to say goodbye to summer. I find it challenging to find the balance between carrying on familiar family routines while managing new kid schedules and all of the logistics and feelings that go along with them. 

 yogurt oatmeal pancakes - requested for the first day of school

yogurt oatmeal pancakes - requested for the first day of school

I've still got unanswered questions - will we make it out of the house on time? How long will the new commute to two separate schools on opposite sides of town take? Have I forgotten anything? Meanwhile, my son has made a breakfast request for yogurt oatmeal pancakes for tomorrow and today, while we've had some lovely one on one time, we're whipping up a batch together that I can cook in just minutes tomorrow morning. The great news? I can also serve these to my 11 month old. 

Here's a round up of my five favorite quick breakfasts for hectic mornings -- seriously, they all take just minutes. 

So best of luck to all of you who are busily figuring out new routines and managing an elaborate juggling act. And good luck for the upcoming school year!