Nothing can ruin a morning quicker than a wardrobe malfunction or an unmanageable bed head. There have been days I have turned from Mary Poppins to Cruella De Vil so fast Sybil would've been envious. I have dropped my daughter off at school in tears, because the morning was such a disaster. Then, the guilt crushes me all day. She, according to her teachers, barely misses a beat and forgets the whole episode.

For your sanity, make your morning routine as easy as possible. Get up before your kids so you can breathe for five minutes, keep breakfast simple, make lunches the night before and make sure homework is signed and in backpacks before bedtime.

As for the ultimate morning crusher, getting dressed, take heed of this advice in the gallery above!