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Similar to most moms, my mornings can be absolute crazy town. I mean if I’m not prepared ahead of time, forget it. All is lost and it’s complete and utter chaos. However, if I heed to my daily routine and prepare a bit the night before, my crazy mornings can be tamed just a bit and are slightly less chaotic.
I wanted to share what my daily morning routine looks like as a mom of three and how you can implement a few simple strategies into your morning to make them more efficient, productive and run smoother!
My Morning Routine
Prep the Night Before
The best tip I can give to ANYONE is to prepare as much as you can the night before. I set out my clothes for the next day, have the boys clothes thought out and ready to go, get the coffee pot set to auto-brew, have my breakfast prepped and get the boys’ breakfast and drinks prepped as well.
Wake Up Early
As a mom of three, I can commiserate with the lack of sleep. I have a baby who has yet to figure out sleeping through the night, a toddler who sporadically wakes up to go to the bathroom and a preschooler who will wake up in horror because he lost his favorite toy…. so trust me. I GET IT. Sleep is a precious valuable when you aren’t getting much of it anyway, but I have to say on the mornings I don’t wake up early or before the boys, those are the mornings I feel more rushed, more anxiety stricken and more likely to forget something or snap on someone. Waking up earlier than the kids gives me the chance to wake up on my own terms and more importantly drink my coffee before they wake up (ha!) and in peace.
Coffee + Daily Vitamins
So my drink of choice is coffee, however, you can swap this out with your favorite morning beverage. Whether it’s a strong cup of joe, tea, juice or water, make a cup of your special mojo that helps you wake up and get ready for the day. After I get my coffee ready I take all my daily vitamins: biotin (for hair and nail growth), an allergy supplement and a Nature Made Prenatal Multi + DHA.
I started taking Nature Made’s Prenatal Multi +DHA during my last pregnancy and have continued to take it in my postpartum season. I found it at my local Sam’s Club and have been hooked ever since. It gave me all the nutrients to supplement my pregnancy and baby’s growth and has continued to be my daily vitamin in my postpartum months as I continue to breastfeed.
I loved knowing that Nature Made is focused on Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby. I recommend these to any pregnant friend of mine or any mom in her postpartum season. And it’s even more convenient that you can find them at your local Sam’s Club so you can get a large bottle and not worry about restocking for awhile! You can also find them HERE !!
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- Nature Made Prenatal Multi + 200 mg DHA is guaranteed to meet our high quality standards – it is made from carefully selected ingredients under strict manufacturing processes
- Clinically proven absorption of folic acid and iron
- One per day dosage
- Easy-to-swallow softgel
- You should start taking a prenatal 6 months before you start trying to get pregnant
- Take with food
- Provides essential vitamins and minerals (before and during pregnancy) including Folic Acid, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Iodine, Vitamin B12, and Vitamin D3†
- Provides 200 mg DHA which may help support fetal brain and eye development †
- “Free from”:
- No Synthetic Dyes
- No Yeast or Starch
- No Artificial Flavors
- Gluten Free
- Clinically proven absorption of Folic Acid and Iron
- Folic Acid is an important B Vitamin for Women of Childbearing Age and Pregnant Women – Plays a critical role in the proper development of the baby’s nervous system.†
- Adequate folic acid in healthful diets may reduce a woman’s risk of having a child with a neural tube defect.
Fresh Face and Makeup
Some mornings I have time to do all the things: brush my teeth, fix my hair, wash my face with my favorite face wash AND get a full face of makeup on. And other days I have time to brush my teeth, throw some mascara on and head out the door with a quick spritz of dry shampoo. However, setting aside some time to get ready, whatever that entails for YOU (even if it’s just 5-10 minutes!) is totally worth it and will start your morning off on the right tempo. When I am ready for the day, I am so much more productive and ready to conquer whatever comes my way!
Check the Calendar
Finally, my last tip is to check the calendar! I can’t tell you how many times I get the boys to school and get back home again before realizing I’m supposed to be heading to a doctor appointment or to meet a colleague for a work meeting. Let’s face it — mom brain is FOR REAL. I need that calendar to be my daily reminder of what the heck I’m supposed to do. I check it every morning before heading out the door to make sure I have everything I need (snacks for school, any homework or crafts due at school, paperwork for errands that need to be run, etc). It’s a lot easier to just make ONE trip out the door and do so in a timely fashion instead of rushing around and then having to come back anyway because I forgot a permission slip or money for the water bill that I have to pay that day.
So that’s my morning in a nutshell. Once I have done all these things I can easily get the boys up for the day and get them fed, dressed and out the door for school in a timely, stress free manner.
One caveat to this is I get up SUPER early. Like much earlier than normal people (hahaha) because I teach online in the mornings before my boys wake up. So it means I go to bed a lot earlier than I have in previous years (we’re talking like 930PM at the latest!). But it works for me, and implementing these simple tips have made my mornings so much easier!
What are some things you do to make your mornings run smoother?
† These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.