June 9, 2017


Or at least make it to places only fifteen minutes late which is a heck of an achievement.

Krechelle from Eightathome wants to share her tips on getting out of the house with six kids under six. What an achievement!

Step one:
Throw everything that is vital into a Woolworths shopping bag; nappies, water, wipes and LOVE – all these things run out pretty quickly so be sure to pack enough in your bag.

Step two:
Outfits; ready the night before, cut the crap, you’ve already committed to that, the children don’t change it ; you don’t change it; it is what it is.

Never do anything twice.

If you have a little spill; that is what a wipe was made for. A blow out at the shops; Kmart sells three dollar onesies.
Now I’m not totally opposed to taking a spare set of clothes however I’m more a throw it to the wind kind of person.

Step three:
Breakfast; quickly with no tops on… tops get dirty, everyone eats ; bowls in sinks – go brush your teeth, put tops back on; no I didn’t say play fight, okay that’s it: you two go to the shoe area and put your allotted shoes on: it’s go time.

Step four:
Shoes by the door. Say it with me now; “Shoes by the door”. We have a shoe rack, if I go to that shoe rack (by my door) right now there are eight pairs of shoes, one for each of us, ready to go- do not remove these shoes, do shoe checks ; say shoe again: shoe.

Step five:
Bags ready, lunches ready; the night before. If I have to tell you this I feel like I can’t help you, you are unhelp-able. I’m actually at a loss – you don’t have lunch ready? I just, I just can’t help you.

Step six:
Showers the night before- ain’t nobody got time for dat in the morning. If you do, can you message me because your way braver than I am and I think that you could throw down harder than me as a Mum- #mumliferepresent

Step seven:
Put kids in car separately. You can take them all at once if your bat shit crazy and want children running in different directions and climbing on seats and hitting each other; it’s awful but hey enjoy.

I take one at a time, walk, sit, buckle, repeat.

Step eight:
Powder, lipstick, dry shampoo, topknot, vest- what I live by everyday- 6 minutes get ready time.

Step nine:
Radio on loud.
Pick up a hot coffee; you deserve that.

Drown it out babes and rock your quiet five minute coffee; because you just did it, you got out of the house – can I get an AMEN.

Amen super mum!

Would you add anything else? Or has she totally nailed it?!

Share your comments below.

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This post originally appeared on Eightathome Facebook page

  • that was an amusing read! seemed so busy just reading it but i like the tip about the car. i don’t have as many kids but this mumma priorities safety and that is AWESOME!


  • Thank god I only have one.


  • Steps 7 & 8 should be the other way around. You do hair etc. before you put your little ones in the car.


  • You deserve a medal as well as an Amen.


  • Yes she has nailed it ok, a few added things like a box of spare clothing and supplies plus some snack foods.


  • Yep, well done mummy ! Pretty much what I do. With exception that I do bath my youngest in the morning as she still wears a nappy in the night. Another thing I quite often do is preparing breakfast in advance as well. And instead of tops off we do aprons on in the the winter (tops go off only in the summer here).

    • I do food prep in advance too – saves time.


  • She nailed it with preparation the night before – smooth outings and smooth plans always require plenty of organisation and preparation. I would add a small box or bag of spare clothes essentials, wipes, snacks, etc in the boot of the car. It will also save $$ and emergency/accident supplies are on hand.


  • Awesome – love the make lunch the night before comment :)


  • I must have had extra good kids then, mine would make their own lunches and snacks when they were in kinder abd on the morning of


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