I’m one of those who constantly try to do it all – but of course, I will always fall short! However, I have come up with a pretty great morning routine that allows me to work, play, and relax (ok, I consider working out relaxing since that’s truly the only “me-time” I get, but hey, I can pretend, right?!).
6:15AM: I'm up! Mornings are super hectic so I try to wake up before my family so I can have at least a few minutes of peace before I need to be in full mom mode. I drink a tall glass of water as I prepare my superfood coffee (which is full of protein, MCTs, and a superfood powder that I make, all of which helps keep me full until breakfast, as well as starts my day off on the right foot)!
6:30AM: This is my most productive time of the day, so I quickly run through my emails, finding the ones which need the most attention and answer those, as well as [try to] complete any projects that are due that day. This is also when I’m pumping (for the other baby I send milk to), as well as drink my coffee. I definitely have lots of multi-tasking going on here!
6:45AM: My oldest is up and needs to get ready for school, so I make his breakfast (usually a mix of nuts and dried mangos), finish prepping and/or packing his lunch (depending what I got done the night before), and help to make sure he is ready to leave by 7:15.
7:00AM: It’s workout time! This is when I try to sneak in a quick bout of Pilates, Barre, or some other strength training/body weight type exercises before the day gets too crazy! I’m my best self after working out, so this is really important to me!
7:15AM: Baby’s up! My daughter is such a happy baby, so I really look forward to getting her in the mornings! I change her, feed her and then play with her for a bit.
7:45AM: Time to wake up my older daughter, if she’s not up already! It’s time to get her ready for pre-school, which entails getting her breakfast (she likes homemade protein bars), brushing her hair, helping her put on her uniform, etc.
8:15AM: The girls play for a bit while I clean-up the kitchen and go back to responding to emails (all while standing at the side of the counter so I can keep my eye on them in the attached family room).
8:30AM: It’s time to leave for school! I pack up the girls and we drop my daughter off at Pre-K.
9:00AM: The baby and I are finally home and it is time for breakfast! I make her and I a fruit+veggie packed Smoothie Bowl – which we are both obsessed with! She’ll also have some superfood oatmeal, and I’ll have a homemade protein bar.
9:30AM: Again, it’s time to clean-up, change baby and try to do some more work! I’ll go back and forth between working on my computer and playing with her/keeping her out of trouble.
11AM: It’s finally baby’s naptime – and the time I can complete any big things I need to for the day! This will usually last an hour – if I’m lucky – although sometimes she skips it and I’m SOL. #momlife
Obviously things change and a wrench will get thrown in this more often than not - but hey, I can hope - right?!