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Heidi Spillane, Oak Park: "My best tip is start getting bed time back on schedule 2 weeks in advance, that way kids are adjusted to going to bed and getting up earlier!"
Jana A., Lake Bluff: "Good night sleep the night before, yummy breakfast the morning of, and a big kiss and hug goodbye!"