Wondering how to make the morning routine and rush easier when you have to get yourself AND A BABY out the door on time every day? Working mom morning routine to the rescue!
As a busy, working mom who gets up early to get kids ready and out the door for school, my morning prep routine is pretty efficient and not very glamorous. I’m happy to get a shower, clean clothes, and my mandatory two mugs of coffee. It’s part of my daily routine. My day is broken into four distinct phases: before work, work, after work, at home.
Routines for Working Moms:
A Quick Morning Routine for Working Moms
In my post 4 Ways to Take Care of Yourself First, I share ways to nourish your soul, body, confidence, and success to make for a more relaxed, happy, and productive mom.
Your morning routine sets the tone for your day. Will you be productive? Will you be positive? Will you be upbeat? Without a great morning routine, your day can happen to you instead of you taking charge of your day. What might a great morning routine look like for a working mom?
- Wake up
- What does mom need? Start your morning before the kids wake up
- Prayer / Bible reading
- Bathroom prep / beauty routine / dressed
- Kids dressed, medicine, wash face / brush teeth
- Backpacks / lunchbags
My Morning Routine
Make sure everyone is up.
Start the coffee pot.
Get my daughter dressed.
Do minimal primping, brush teeth, grab what I need, and head out the door.
What Do I Do When It’s Time to Leave the House?
I jump in the car, drive to work, enjoy my coffee (in my favorite cup), listen to a podcast, drop off my daughter at preschool, arrive at work, and get my work day started. That’s what my morning looks like.
If you really want to kick your productivity up a notch, planning the night before will make your morning go much smoother, quicker, and happier. Check out 5 Simple Ways to Prep the Night Before.
What does YOUR morning routine look like?
mary beth says
Sounds like you have your morning well organized and never forget the coffee ;). I was a working mom for 20 years and now have my own business. Being on both sides, I now have a monthly featured titled I’m the Boss (but here’s the kicker. It gives advice to bosses how to be good bosses because let’s face it, some bosses are downright nasty). Happy week!
Rose @ Walnut Acre says
I have a wonderful morning routine – on paper. My biggest problem is hitting the snooze button too many times 🙁
Becca @ The Earthlings Handbook says
Crucial to my morning routine is having my partner do just a few, carefully selected tasks that help me feel less crazy and overburdened! He is NOT a morning person, but having some help from him is vital to me psychologically. His jobs are to start the coffee and make the kids’ lunches–our youngest gets food provided by childcare but is still drinking my pumped milk, so packing her “lunch” means packing the bottles with ice pack–and put the baby’s bag by the front door. With those things done, sometimes he goes back to bed or goes off by himself to do something serene; other days, he sticks around and helps me more, which I appreciate, but the most important thing is having a minimum standard amount of help that I can rely on.
Here’s a day in my life. Another crucial component of my routine is a cup of coffee after dinner so I can get all my chores done instead of falling asleep nursing the baby!