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8 tips for establishing a morning routine when you have kids

In Features, Stories, Wellness by Nicole Fuge

Morning routine when you have kids? If you just laughed out loud then this is for you, mama. It even helps to get the kiddos involved. Goood morning!

By Ava Wilde

You know, having a morning routine can be an absolute game changer, especially for us mums who’ve got a million things to juggle.

There’s just something about starting the day with intention that helps reduce stress, boost productivity, and create that much-needed balance between work and family life.

So, how can you establish a morning routine that rocks? Here are some tips to get you started.

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1. Help your future self

First off, let’s make friends with the night before. Lay out clothes, prep lunches, and maybe even sort breakfast stuff. It’s all about making mornings a breeze.

2. Self-care really is key

We can’t pour from an empty cup, right? So let’s make time for exercise, meditation, journaling, or even just a good book.

3. Set a wake-up time and stick to it

Consistency is key, and it’s amazing how our bodies will adapt to a regular schedule.

4. Resist the phone reflex

Hold off on scrolling through social media first thing in the morning. Instead, try connecting with yourself and your family—trust me, it’s way more refreshing!

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5. Find your “morning mojo.”

Maybe it’s a quiet cuppa, a stretch, or some calming tunes. Whatever it is, make it your go-to for kickstarting your day.

6. Get the kiddos on board too

Assign age-appropriate tasks like making their beds or helping set the table. Teamwork makes the dream work!

7. Flexibility is your friend

Life happens, and some days won’t go as planned. Cut yourself some slack and adapt as needed.

8. Track your progress

Jot down notes or use an app to see how far you’ve come and where you might need to tweak things.

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See we told you that it’s possible to have a morning routine when you have kids! Give these tips a whirl and watch your mornings transform.

Before you know it, you’ll have a routine that fits like a glove, leaving you and your family ready to take on the day with a smile.