So you want to thrive as a stay at home mom?
A few years ago, surviving was the goal for the day.
Now after many sleepless nights, days without nap times, and too many hours that didn’t go as planned , I’ve figured out how to thrive.
Here is my secret to thriving as a stay at home mom.
Creating a morning routine and sticking to it!
Here are a few of the things that I do each day:
First things first. Coffee.
I wasn’t an everyday coffee drinker until I became a mom. My husband likes his coffee strong and dark. I on the other hand love a little sugar and flavor. The new Coffee-mate Latin flavors have a smooth, creamy taste that have been perfected to bring out the flavor in your coffee. My personal favorite is the La Lechera® Dulce de Leche, you can check to see if your local store caries it using this store locator tool. The Abuelita® Mexican Chocolate is a silky, cinnamony, rich, authentic experience and the La Lechera® Dulce de Leche is a creamy, dreamy, milk caramel caress from the Southern side of the continent. This stuff will seriously get you going in the morning!
Next Read. Pray. Journal. Meditate
Even if it’s just 10 minutes. Take time to be still, reflect, and prepare your mind for the day. This is HUGE, and something we easily skip. However, it’s one of the most important factors in a day. Spend time centering your heart, remember your WHY, inviting God into your day.
Start a few quick Chores
I usually try to start a load of laundry early in the morning, especially when I’m cloth diapering.
Unload the dishwasher from the previous night.
Prep Meals for the Day
This is the perfect time to put together that crock pot meal, or prep the meat for hubby to grill later that night.
There’s something to be said about changing out of your pajamas to start the day. Sure you may not plan to leave the house, but you can at least put workout clothes on instead of the spit up stained shirt you slept in.
A morning routine helps me to be physically and mentally ready for whatever the day will bring all before 8 o’clock.
Do you have a morning routine? What does it entail?
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I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.