More good advice from Garner Dodson:
It is easier to break old habits and encourage new, more desirable ones in a new home. Let's go through a day and see what you might want to change. Has getting up and having breakfast been a chaotic mess previously? Is there anything you can do to make it smoother--such as getting up half an hour earlier? ... Will better storage of supplies and equipment save time?...Any one or all of these things, and others you'll think of, can be done within the home and before you know another person in the town. And eventually, you'll be grateful to the move for giving you the incentive and time to improve your family's living habits.--Making The Most of Every Move, p. 160.
I can think of lots of new habits I'd like to cultivate! It's amazing how altering the design of a space can alter the way your family lives. In the breakfast room, I'm planning child-friendly and functional, right down to child-size cleaning equipment in the adjacent laundry room. I'm putting together a "breakfast station" next to the stove, with everything I need--coffeemaker, waffle iron, omelet pan, juice glasses and coffee mugs--stored at the ready. We started a new tradition of the after-dinner walk tonight, too. There's a beautiful park and walking track less than a block down the street.