A Stay At Home Mom Morning Routine
Ugh. Routines. The worst.
That is to say, I am the worst at routines. Our only real routine is not having a routine. That’s pretty routine around here.
I’m trying to mix it up though. I fell off the homeschool horse (doing better now but not great) and really… we’re just lazy all day here. That’s not exactly the enlightening educational scenario I imagine for my kiddos. Even if I don’t homeschool? Well gosh, I could still get dressed for the day before noon, right? RIGHT?
I’ve noticed too that when I get dressed earlier on–the day goes better. I’m less likely to doze off or pretend I’m not home if someone knocks on the door. It’s not just about getting dressed though. I have a whole list of things I’d like to accomplish in the mornings; house tidying, school work, making my bed, doing the dishes, and even posting something on this here blog once in awhile.
When I’m up and going, my kids are not as likely to be spending the day watching TV. We are all less likely to munch on random snacks and delay lunch until 2 p.m. I’m less crabby because I’m not hiding under blankets and telling the kids to watch just one more show while I sleep and they jump on my head.
I asked on Facebook for some tips and advice on creating routines. I’m still trying to figure out what I want my routine to be, and these ladies had some awesome ideas. For now, I’m going the BABY baby steps route. I’m beginning minuscule slivers of order that will absolutely not overwhelm me. (For the record: FlyLady is a great resource for starting routines and baby stepping, but I tended to take gigantic leaps into her program and burn out. Go figure.)
If you’re skimming this, here’s the important part:
My first step will to be dressing each day by 9:00 a.m.
That’s it. No makeup or shoes, just getting out of the pajamas and putting the clothes on.
Ideally, I’ll be adding more once I get comfortable in this goal. Wanna join me in creating a SAHM Mom Morning Routine? (or Dad! That’s cool too!) Leave a comment here or on Facebook so I know I’m not alone–and I’ll be held accountable! One thing: this is super chill. So if I wake up tomorrow with the flu, then you can forget about it, okay?