Are mornings a little hectic in your house? Today, I'm sharing my morning routine along with a few tips that will help you start those crazy days off on the right note. As a mom of eight and someone who'd love to sleep in until 10 am every day, trust me when I tell you these tips work!
Truth: I am NOT a morning person. My kids are naturally early risers, but I would love to sleep until noon and party all night. Alas, mom life isn't exactly conducive to that routine, so I've had to learn to conquer my morning, and make it incredibly productive and efficient (even though I walk around like a zombie).
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And since you have been asking for videos of our morning routine, I'm about to take you “behind the scenes” of an actual morning in the Page household! So prepare yourself to get up close and personal.
Click to watch the morning routine video on YouTube HERE or keep scrolling to watch below:
MORNING ROUTINE VIDEO DETAILS
Phew! That was pretty crazy, huh? While we've added twins and two (HUGE) puppies to the mix since I filmed that video, our routine is pretty much the same. It's just a little louder and a whole lot cuter!
Want a quick recap? I'm about to share my top five morning routine tips, along with a ton of other posts you can check out to conquer your mornings like a boss. Here we go!
MORNING ROUTINE TIP #1: LAY OUT YOUR CLOTHES THE NIGHT BEFORE
If you only take one thing away from this post, start doing this. Every night before you go to bed, pick out your outfit for the next day and lay it out! I'm a big believer in getting ready for the day, but I also know it's a struggle when you've got little ones to herd. So, set yourself up for success. When you have an outfit ready to go, you can literally get ready for the day in less than a minute! The simple act of changing out of your PJs into a new outfit can help you kick off the day on a more productive note.
TIP #2: NO SCREENS BEFORE SCHOOL
Unless it's for homework, we don't allow our kids to have screen time before school. Phones, tablets, and TV are all distractions. Kick those electronic devices to the curb, and your day will start on a much calmer note. Instead of spending time on screens, we eat breakfast together and read scriptures as a family.
TIP #3: HAVE YOUR KIDS GET DRESSED BEFORE BREAKFAST
Our older kids lay out their clothes for the day before they go to bed, and we have a simple rule. Before they can come downstairs for breakfast, they have to get dressed first. It's honestly saved us SO many battles, and it makes breakfast feel way less rushed. You don't have to do everything for your kids. Give them the chance to rise to the occasion, and nine times out of ten, they will! #RaisingCapableKids
Pro Tip: When it comes to our kid's clothes, we don't fold them unless it's needed! Especially if you have toddlers or babies, save yourself the time. Just toss their unfolded clothes in a drawer, and call it good.
TIP #4: MEAL PREP BREAKFAST FOR THE WEEK
You can skip the sugary cereals and serve up a warm breakfast every day with just a few minutes of prep on the weekends! We're big batch cooking fans around here, so we'll make a bunch of scrambled eggs, waffles, or pancakes and then warm them up in the microwave each morning. And the big kids help! Again, we're all about #RaisingCapableKids.
TIP #5: MULTI-TASK WHEN YOU CAN
If you can pair a mindless task with a bigger task, go for it! For example, I'll do our girl's hair while we're reading scriptures together. No, I don't think it's gross to do their hair at the kitchen table! I prefer to call it efficient. 😉 Our hair bags make this hack possible, by the way!
MORE PRODUCTIVITY TOOLS THAT WILL HELP YOU HACK YOUR MORNING ROUTINE
If you're ready to tackle those busy mornings, I've got tons more tips that will help! Here are a few of the best productivity resources for you to check out.
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OTHER IMPORTANT MORNING ROUTINE THINGS
Alright, as far as scheduling, packing lunches, and getting myself ready for the day, a lot of you Freebs have asked how I do it! Here are some posts that go into detail:
- Makeup Routine – I am no makeup artist, but I get asked frequently about my makeup, so here's how I do it! I know; it seems like a lot of steps. But I've been doing it this way for so long that I can be fully ready in less than 10 minutes!
- How My Kids Pack Lunches and Snacks – Our lunch and snack systems post shares all about how we do snacks, lunch, and even mealtimes.
- How I Do My Lashes – I wear fake lashes regularly, and they are a hot topic of conversation! In this video, I cover how I put them on, keep them looking good wear after wear, and my favorite CHEAP lashes!
And there you have it! What does your morning routine look like? Leave and comment below and spill all the deets!
Looking for more routines to help out with your life?
- See how we do our night routine with our kids.
- Get some great nighttime routine hacks that will make your mornings go smoother.
- Check out my clipboard system for help with homework, chores, and more!
In case no one's told you today, you're doing GREAT!