Whatever your mom hustle is, mornings can get pretty chaotic and just one thing going wrong can throw off your entire day (and make everyone extra cranky pants). Does this sound familiar?
As a mom with three boys, I need structure and routine to keep everything running smoothly. I’m not claiming you’ll never have a crazy morning again, because let’s be real. Mornings can be really hard and stressful. BUT I do have a few tips on surviving them and making your morning mom routine a little easier! (Don’t forget to leave me some of your morning mom hacks in the comments below!)
Prepare the night before
Prepare EVERYTHING the night before. I mean EVERYTHING. Outfits, school bags, shoes. THE SHOES! Make sure you have them TOGETHER at the front door ready to go, the night before. I don’t know how, but there always seems to be one shoe missing (Pssst..check the cat food bag) that takes two hours to locate and now you’re late, so trust me – find the shoes. I speak from experience!
Prepare lunches for the next day right after dinner. That way you don’t have to clean up twice and it’s out of the way. Get everyone’s outfits for the next day ready and place them wherever your kids get ready in the morning. Right after breakfast they can get dressed and you’re not running around like a crazy person looking for socks.
Get up before the kids.
There’s something wonderful about getting up before everyone else in the house. It’s so quiet and peaceful and will give you some time to collect your thoughts before the craziness of the day starts. Did I mention it’s quiet? Make a coffee, drink it hot, watch the news, grab some breakfast, all in silence. You will see your mornings run smoother by doing this. (Even on weekends!)
Don’t Hit Snooze.
That snooze button is tempting – especially when you’re a worn out mama but the sooner you get up, the better. Hitting snooze too many times will make you feel even more tired and sluggish. So get up and go grab that HOT coffee, while you can.
These were just a few ideas to help you get your morning routine on track.
Have any of your own tips or tricks to share that make your morning mom routine a little less hectic? Drop them in the comments!