There Are Great Ways To Have A Mommy Morning Routine
Moms, let’s face it, we all scramble in the morning. It’s like, seriously, there has got to be a better way. Have you been wondering how to improve your mommy morning routine? Well, this is the post for you. I’ll break down some tips to add a little joy to your wake up.
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Your mommy morning routine actually starts the night before.
It begins with preparation and a little bit of scheduling. Make a tentative plan for your day, the night before. You won’t have all the furry associated with trying to gather your thoughts, especially if those thoughts don’t have any direction. It’s so easy to get carried away with projects; or even distracted, by the misplacement of items in the morning. Speaking of which, the night before, you really should gather your keys, the kids’ backpacks, and anything else essential to walking out the door. Don’t wait until the morning when things are already in full swing.
Moving on, let the sunshine in.
A mommy morning routine that is happy is also sprinkled with sunshine. There are two reasons for this. The sun physically wakes you up; and, the sun also, mentally, brightens your mood. My first task in the morning, (besides peeing), is to open up the blinds. Let those glorious welcoming rays shine in. Not only do I enjoy the sunshine, but my kiddos do, too.
Start coffee and breakfast.
I cannot live without coffee. Sometimes, I wonder if I should join a support group, but I guess we’ll talk about that some other time. Nevertheless, I cannot stress enough how important it is to have a good breakfast. Sure, you may not have time for the full turkey bacon and egg whites thing; but at very least, don’t skip on some form of nourishment.
Look me in the eyes and promise! Yes, I’m that serious!
Do something as easy as yogurt, or oatmeal. Your tummy will thank you. Besides, you have to make something for the kids anyways. Why not eat with them, too?
Use products that are easy.
Then, next thing on my agenda is to do a diaper change to the youngest. I joined Seventh Generation’s online community and received #freeSamples of their Free & Clear wipes in the mail. They have been very helpful because 1 wipe is all it takes. They are thick; but, best of all, they are non-toxic. Love that about the brand. Their products just work if you know what I’m saying.
By using products that are easy, you free up the fuss of your mommy morning routine. Trust me, this is not the time to fool around with things like baby leg warmers, or baby perfume. Change their diaper, use good wipes, put them in some pants, and move on.
Fast is slow, slow is fast.
My hubby learned that in the army. I won’t say it’s official; but, it’s true. We say it all the time in our house. When we rush we get careless. Carelessness leads to mistakes and ultimately utilizes more time than originally intended. So, even though you are in a crunch, keep your mommy morning routine at a realistic pace. If you find yourself getting frantic, pause and regroup your focus. You don’t want to end up yelling at the kids. Do the process one step at a time.
Tell me about your mommy morning routine.
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Until then, when your hands are full, remember to live your life to the fullest.