Mornings are tough. My rule of thumb: Do as much as you can the night before. My kids are six and eight, and I do as much as I can after I put them to bed.The night before, I pack up the bookbags. I remove homework from their desks. I gather library books and notes for the teacher and info about play dates and after-school sports gear. It all gets prepacked in the knapsack, the night before.