A mom morning routine is so important to set the tone for the day. Here are some habits you can start now that’ll make your days peaceful.
If you feel that your home and life is chaotic, this will help you get back on track.
Do you struggle with starting the day feeling as though you’re already behind?
Honestly… this used to be a huge problem for me.
It still can be.
When I’m pregnant and Feeling All the Feels or in a super busy season, I can wake up and already be annoyed with everyone because I feel that the day has started off somehow later than it should.
When I have that feeling I can easily become these things:
Nobody does anything right and everything annoys me. I hate feeling like this and never want to give my kids less than my best, but often it can’t be helped. I can’t focus and relax when the necessary things aren’t done and the little things seem urgent.
That’s a sure sign our routines and systems are out of whack.
Here are some things that typically stress me out during the mornings:
- I feel behind if I wake up “to the kids” instead of “for the kids”
- When I start off the day reading my Bible I feel better, but I don’t always have time.
- I go in cycles and half the time am like… “Right… 5 kids are staring at me. What’s for breakfast?”
- Exercise is hard to fit in when I’m having to chase kids around. Wait… chasing kids should count as exercise.
We don’t have to get up at 5 a.m. (unless we like that) or become the most organized women around, but there are a few things we can do that’ll make our lives easier.
A Mom Morning Routine To Start Off Your Day Ahead
The Evening Before, Think Ahead
If we wake up to kids begging for breakfast before we’ve put on our clothes, brushed our teeth, or even thought about the day ahead… we’re behind. This won’t matter from time to time, but it’s a slippery slope.
When I don’t keep in mind what needs to be done on a given day, nothing gets done.
My best days and mornings come from a little planning the night before.
Get a Jump Start To The Morning
Depending on what you like to get done before the kids wake up, you may do any of the following things:
- read your Bible and journal
- eat breakfast
- shower and get dressed
- prepare the kids’ breakfast
- work from home
Decide what you’d like to get done before the kids wake up raring for attention, then give yourself enough time to make that happen.
Remember, you’ll have to push through the first few days and weeks, but eventually it’ll become a habit.
Take Things Off Your To Do List
One of my favorite ways to shorten my to do list… is to delete things from it. We often brain dump on our to do lists to get tasks out of our heads.
They can stay there for days, weeks, months, and contribute to us feeling guilty and overwhelmed. But the fact is, we don’t need to do everything.
There are seasons in life and we need to respect them. Some seasons we need to shave down our To Do List seriously, others we will need to push through.
If you look at your list (whether it’s on paper or in your head) be realistic about your limitations and what you’re actually able to accomplish without becoming super stressed. Whatever tasks don’t really need to be done, just cross them off.
Get a Clear Morning Routine (And One for the Kids)
One of the biggest things I’ve found helpful in our home is this: not allowing children to come out of their rooms until we come to them.
Each child has to wait in their crib, bed, or room until we either come to them or call them to come out.
This helps encourage them to sleep later as well as preventing them from getting into trouble before you’re up.
This routine as well as a few others (some morning tidy up routines the kids do on their own) help our mornings stay on track. When we stray too far, things are chaos. When we keep routines in place – even if they change with regularity – we begin our days in peace.
What Makeover Your Mornings Is About
According to Crystal of Money Saving Mom, “This 14-day course is designed to help you revolutionize your productivity, streamline your routines, invest your time in things that truly matter, and find more joy and peace in the process.”
It’ll help you get organized, stop feeling frazzled, begin your day with confidence, and help you stop feeling overwhelmed at all the To Do’s you just can’t manage to get done.
Even though each lesson on average only takes around 15 minutes a day (yes, it won’t take tons of time), you’ll get the following:
- 14 encouraging videos
- a comprehensive workbook
- daily projects
- printable worksheets
- additional links and resources
And because it’s the Money Saving Mom, the course is priced extremely low for its value. It will not in any way break the bank and you’ll think it was worth skipping out on 4 or 5 Starbucks lattes.
I’ve created a free email series just for you! If you struggle with creating an easy flowing routine or rhythm in your home… this is it. I’ve gathered all my easiest routine hacks into one free series and, best of all, you can get a big sneak peak into our book that has over 25+ routines for babies ages 6 weeks to 5 years. This series will help you:
- find a routine and rhythm for your child
- learn how to juggle multiple routines (for 2 or 3+ kids)
- know what is and isn’t working so you can make one tweak that’ll change your day
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