When I worked outside the home, I usually hit the snooze button 3-4 times before getting out of bed and then rushed around getting ready. With seconds to spare I would race out the front door, coffee in one hand and fumbling for my keys with the other.
It wasn’t until I became a stay at home mom that I realized the importance of a morning routine. I hope that I will continue it when I do eventually go back to work.
Jen at How Jen Does It has issued a challenge to stick to a morning routine throughout the month of October. Last month I joined her for her evening routine challenge. It helped keep me accountable.
I’m going to join her this month and hope you will too!
My Morning Routine
- Get son out of bed.
- Put in a load of laundry.
- Prepare and eat breakfast.
- Clean up after breakfast.
- Get son bathed and dressed.
- Get dressed and ready for the day.
- Make bed.
My son is usually right beside me during most of the routine. Of course there are diaper changes, book reading, and toy playing in between the steps of my routine, but it is still good to know what needs to be accomplished next.
Would you like to start a morning routine? It doesn’t have to be complicated.Your routine will probably look different than mine depending on what you need to get done.
How to Create a Simple Routine That Works for You:
- Be realistic about what you are able to get done in the time you have.
- Write down what needs to be accomplished and schedule those first.
- Write down what you would like to accomplish and schedule those next.
- Go in an order that is time efficient. It made the most sense to bathe and dress my son after he ate and then wipe down his changing table since I was already in his room. That way I’m not running all over the house from one thing to the next.
Life can get pretty crazy as a mom to a toddler. That’s why I created The Balanced Mom Workbook where I share how to have a clean home, supper on the table and still have time for family.
You can get your copy of the Balanced Mom Workbook plus I’ll send you emails filled with practical tips for figuring out routines that will help you get the dishes done and get ahead on the laundry. You’ll also learn my secret to 5 minute meal planning, and I’ll share how it IS possible to have a clean house with kids!
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