Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Spring Morning Routine | Mom of 2 with Remote Kindergarten | 2021

Lately I've been working on refining my morning and evening routines, making sure to fit in some intentional time for self care. Today, I wanted to share the weekday morning routine that I've been finding to be most productive and bucket filling this Spring.

The start time for this morning routine is relative. Basically, my morning routine begins after my infant's first morning feeding, which happens anytime between 4am - 6am. This morning routine is based off her waking up around 5:30am which is typical for most days.

5:30 AM

Wake with Delaney for a feeding. She doesn't usually wake for the day at this time. Most of the time she just needs to eat and then falls right back asleep. There are days when she doesn't though. During those days I'll bring Delaney downstairs with me and set her in the swing to watch my husband get ready for work.

6:00 AM

Whether or not Delaney has fallen back to sleep, I'll go downstairs to make myself a cup of tea or decaf coffee. While my husband is getting ready for work, I'll head outside to a chair under our covered patio with my cup, my phone and my bible study notebooks in hand. Most mornings are still chilly enough that I'll need to bring a blanket with me.

I love to start my day outside whenever I can! This time of year is so beautiful. There is constant chatter and chirping of birds. They are already busy for the day at this time, seeking materials for their nests. The air is crisp and the grass out beyond the patio is wet with dew. The sun is starting to rise just above the trees. It's blissful.

Before I dive into my bible study, I'll take a few sips of my hot cup of tea or coffee. Then, I'll begin some breathwork. I open my devotional time in prayer and dive into the Word for the day. I take notes, pray and reflect. When I'm finished with my drink and bible study, I will go back inside to stretch and foam roll. I also try to throw in a load of laundry to start the day.

7:00 AM

It's hard to put a time on what comes next because with two young children, time is just so relative. There are so many variables in who could wake up when. So, the time of when these things happen is less important than the order. Mainly, when my day starts with that intentional time outside, everything else seems to just fall into place quite nicely.

Generally Delaney wakes up for the day around 7am. I'll spend a little time upstairs with her. If Piper is awake (which is almost always), she is with us. The girls absolutely love each other and these moments in the morning are so sweet to witness! I love "waking up" slowly with them this way.

I'll chat with them while I make the bed and tidy up the rooms. Once that is finished, we all make our way downstairs to start breakfast. Delaney will typically get her bottle within a half hour of waking up. After both the girls are fed, they entertain one another while I grab a quick shower. After that, I will bounce between playing with the girls and prepping schoolwork for the day.

9:00 AM

If she wakes up around 7am, Delaney's first nap will happen around 9am. When Delaney is napping, Piper and I start her Kindergarten lessons for the day. Delaney's first nap is anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour long. When she wakes up, we wrap up school work and it's snack time for everyone.

12:00 PM

Delaney's second nap is generally around lunch time, which is convenient. While Laney is napping, Piper and I will eat lunch together. I will then catch up on some housework while Piper plays and/or watches tv. I'll tidy up the kitchen, swap the dishwasher and the laundry if it hasn't already been done by now.

Of course, our mornings don't always go exactly this way but this is the general flow of things lately with a 4 month old and a kindergartener! I hope this post helps give you ideas for a more intentional morning routine. 

Thanks for spending some time with me today. Hope to see you back here soon as I share more routines and life updates along the way!

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