Six parents share the back-to-school hacks that make for smoother mornings.

Term One is (finally) coming back. Like many parents, I’m looking forward to having some routine and respite after the (incredibly long) December and January school holidays – but let’s be honest, school mornings can be A LOT.

From getting the kids dressed on time (or dressed at all), to making sure they’re fed, to preparing their lunches to match their ever-changing food preferences, to scrambling out the door to get through the school gates just before the bell goes, there’s a certain art to perfecting mornings with school-aged kids.

I’m about to have my second and final child start big school (hooray), so I asked Mamamia readers to share their tips for making the morning go a little smoother.