Morning Routine Can Make Mom’s Day

September 5, 2013 by

morning routine for moms

The success or failure of my morning routine dictates the day. It can set me up for productivity and peace, or it can put me behind from the get go and send me spiraling into chaos. Yep. My morning routine is that important.

Jen from Forever For Always No Matter What wrote  a great post at The Homeschool Village – 5 Ways To Regroup For A New Homeschool Year. She shared 5 tips or habits that can help homeschool moms get into the swing of a new school year and still keep the rest of life going. Looking at them, I think these tips could help any mom.

Tip #2 is the one that is key for me.

Get Up Before Your Kids

Kids, generally, are totally “game on” as soon as they get out of bed. (My son requires a glass of ovaltine first thing-his version of coffee- and then he is off to the races.) Moms, generally, are not.

Most children require a lot of attention and care in the morning. It’s hard for moms to get ready for the day while getting the kids ready. If you wait until they are taken care of, your day might be half gone. And if you homeschool or are home with the kids all day, you might never have another opportunity to get ready! I have found that if I am up and ready for the day before their little feet hit the ground, I am ahead of the game already.

Morning Routine

Each morning, I try to get what I need to get done so that I am ready for the day when the kids get up. That way, they have my undivided attention and our day can start from there.

  • Wake up
  • Shower
  • Hair
  • Make-up (at least Bare Minerals and mascara)
  • Get Dressed
  • Put in a load of laundry
  • Coffee
  • Breakfast
  • Bible reading
  • Check emails
  • Update social media for blogs
  • Put laundry in the dryer

Anything after that is a bonus!

This takes me about 1 1/2 hours in the morning. I am not a natural morning person, but I know I need to get up early. My day depends on it! (This is where the coffee helps!)

What about you? Do you get up before the kids? Do you have a morning routine? Do you need one?

Comments (6)


  1. Jean says:

    I am trapped in a houseful of morning people so I seldom wake up in the morning before the rest of them even though I do set an alarm (they all just magically wake up-can’t even imagine). The very few mornings I have managed to get up first, my day has gone smoother. I have a slight routine that centers around getting them all out the door but it probably wouldn’t hurt to give it another glance and see what I could do so I’m not waiting to do things until they are all gone.

    • Marci says:

      It’s amazing what getting even a couple small things done early in the morning can do for your day. The addition of throwing a load of laundry in first thing was life changing! lol

  2. Kara Fleck says:

    I do get up before my kids (well, sometimes the littlest one is up before I am, keeping a toddler’s hours, ha ha) and it really helps. I need quiet, so quiet at the end of a busy day and at the beginning of the day are both key for me in being able to be calm and centered during the rest of the day’s busy, chaotic flow.

  3. Sandra Libby says:

    Thanks for the encouragement to keep going. We started school this week and Mama is back to getting up before the kiddos but it is no easy feat! But my mornings and days DEFINITELY go better because of it! (However, by 8:00, I am beat!)

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