What's Your Morning Routine?
Oh mornings. I used to really look forward to them so much. I had all the me-time I could handle with time to shower, put makeup on, fix my hair. You know, all the fun things that us women like doing. Enter kids! Now of course it goes without saying how much I love and adore my kiddos who are four and 22 months old, but I need something to help me get through the mornings and the day. Hashtag #momlife, am I right?
I wasn't a coffee drinker in my beginning days of my mom life and I had no idea what I was missing. I've found my new obsession which is 1850 Brand Coffee at Meijer! 1850 Brand Coffee is a new premium coffee from the makers of Folgers and man, it's good! There are four signature blends of Ground and K-Cup coffee and will also be available in 3 Ready to Drink flavors so clearly...something for everyone. There is never a bitter taste which is a huge deal for me and one of the main reasons I love this coffee.
Every morning I try to start off my day with a little me-time that gives me the confidence to run my day and my kiddos' days. 1850 Brand Coffee helps me to just that! Kids are so smart and they totally know and can pick up the smallest signs if I'm just not with it. They'll try to get away with more, they'll leave toys all over the place because they know I'm too tired to make them clean up the house, they get away with having more sugar (big mistake!)... The list goes on. I want to know I can be there for my kids without having to rely on whatever movie they're currently obsessed with being their entertainment.
Now I'm not saying I always entertain and occupy my kids, because I don't. I truly believe in free play time and using imaginations and I know that part of that creativity stems from boredom. Luckily when I get my 1850 Brand Coffee in the morning (or throughout the day, because let's be real), I get that boost that I need so much! Did you know that 1850 Brand Coffee is the official coffee of bold people fueling original ideas, new commitments, and brave endeavors – ultimately becoming more than a coffee, but an ally to the hustle!? I don't know about you, but every single day, being a Mama to two toddlers IS a brave endeavor! Haha!
So what do our mornings and days look like?...
- Wake up at 7am
- Breakfast at 8am
- Tv time for 30 minutes
- Dance parties or toy time from 9:30-10:30am
- Lunch prep from 10:30-11:00am
- Lunch at 11:00am
- Potty break, cups of milk, and nap times from 11:30am-?
- Emily wakes up to play learning games on her LeapPad
- Brody wakes up around 2:00-3:00pm
- Snack time at 3:00pm
- Daddy is home between 3:30-4:00pm
Every bold Mama life starts with a first bold choice. Every bold day has a morning. Did you know that back in 1850, J.A. Folger started something innovative to help the prospectors as they sought their fortunes and today, there’s still no better way to get after it than with a bold-yet-smooth cup of coffee. 1850 Brand Coffee is the official coffee of bold people and bold Mamas, fueling original ideas, new commitments, and brave endeavors – ultimately becoming more than a coffee, but an ally to the hustle!
Of course there are days when things don't go as planned whatsoever or we're out and about and I love those days too. The weather has finally started shifting to warmth here in Indiana, too, so we've been spending lots of time outdoors during the morning and before Daddy comes home!