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A Mom’s Routine

newborn baby in a tender embrace of mother at the window. mother holding a small child in the windowAs a mom, there is always a lot going on in day-to-day life as soon as the sun rises until the sun sets. There is unforeseen everyday chaos that can be tossed to you from your baby or kids, your husband or partner, or your work. To streamline the chaos so that it does not create added stress, consider a daily mom’s routine. This mom’s routine gets us in that groove and helps us to know that doing a little of the same everyday provides us with the consistency that can ultimately lead to less stress and more happiness in the moment.

First, break your day-to-day routine into morning, day and night. These are basic routines whether your kids are babies or children.

Here are a few tips for a mom’s morning routine:

  • First, get out of bed and say, “Today is going to be a good day.” Setting a positive attitude can get you going in the right direction each and every day.
  • If you can, wake up 10-15 minutes before everyone else so you have some alone time to yourself. Have that soothing cup of coffee or green tea to get yourself woken up.
  • Do a few things the evening before to make the morning routine easier:
    • After your baby or kids are in bed, go ahead and pack their snack. It makes the morning routine a grab and go scenario when packing snacks.
    • Consider two breakfast options the night before so there are not so many choices to consider in the morning for both you and the kids. Takes the stress out!

A mom’s day routine:

  • If you have a baby and you’re at home, consider some playtime. It may be as simple as some tummy time or going outdoors. Having something organized when baby is awake and not napping will make you feel comforted that you spent some quality time with your baby or toddler.
  • To plan out your day routine, do one thing the night before. Write down on paper or in your smartphone the few things you need to accomplish during the day: grocery shopping, going to the bank, calling to make a doctor’s appointment, catching up with a friend you haven’t spoken to in a bit, organizing the baby or kid’s room. Having a short list and checking the items off the list provides satisfaction that you accomplished something. Remember, doing a little bit everyday provides consistency that can lead to less stress and more happiness.
  • Dinnertime is always a given! Planning the same meals for the same days can help you and the family know what to expect. For example, Tuesday can be family pasta night while Friday can be pizza and movie night for the family. Another helpful tip is cooking a couple of meals on the weekend and having them ready for you in the fridge or freezer when needed.

It’s 5 o’clock somewhere. Before you have that glass of wine or warm green tea for yourself, consider a mom’s night routine:

  • Again, consistency is great! Consider your baby or kid’s bath time to be part of the nightly bedtime routine. Bath time can be that time to help your baby or kid unwind and calm down for bedtime. Learn more about this: https://www.babypibu.com/tub-time-tips-create-bath-time-routine-soothes/, https://www.babypibu.com/daily-4-videos/
  • After bath time, spend some time with your little one and read to or with them. It is a great bonding moment with your child.
  • Say your sweet goodnights and sweet dreams, and tell your little one you’ll see them in the morning. It’s bed time for your baby or child- keep your good nights simple.
  • After you tuck your baby or child to bed, spend a little time getting ready for the next day: pack the snacks, write down your notes of things to do for tomorrow, consider what’s for breakfast, lay out your clothes. It only takes 10 minutes to do. These 10 minutes help make the morning mom routine a whole lot easier and less stressful.
  • Spend some time with yourself. Meditate or read a daily devotion. Have a glass of wine or cup of hot green tea. Calm yourself down and go to bed.

Use this morning-day-night mom’s routine to add more ease into your daily life. Again, a little bit everyday provides us with the consistency that can lead to less stress and more happiness in the moment.

 

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