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Mom Tips 101: How To Keep Your Sanity In The Mornings

For most moms, running around the house and doing things for everyone every morning can be undeniably challenging. From waking up early to preparing breakfast and cleaning the house, you’ve got several morning tasks to deal with that might freak you out any time. If you want to set yourself up for a stress-free and productive day ahead, here are a few tips to keep your sanity while taking care of your family’s needs in the mornings.

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How To Keep Your Sanity In The Mornings

Prepare Everything The Night Before

Sometimes, it can be quite draining to think about the next day after a long, tiring day filled with chores.

However, not preparing for the following day can cause a lot of stress and trouble.

When you wake up unprepared, you’ll get to rush everything to accomplish your morning routine.

And, consequently, you’ll start your day with a stressful mind and body.

If you want to ensure that your family’s morning needs are perfectly catered to without losing your mind, get ready the night before.

Spend at least 10 to 20 minutes before you go to bed doing the following tasks:

Make your kids’ lunch as early as you can

With all the things you have to do in the morning, you can significantly reduce stress by a mile by preparing your kids’ lunch the night before.

By doing this, you’ll never have to think about what they’re going to eat at school the next day.

Lay out their clothes the night before

Another way to keep yourself sane in the mornings is to prepare your kids’ clothes the night before.

Doing so can make the process of choosing their outfits easier and faster.

Take A Cup Of Coffee In The Morning

Most people across the globe consider coffee as the most effective morning drink.

Because of its delicious taste and aroma, drinking coffee in the morning can be the best thing you should do to start your morning routine right.

It contains energy-boosting properties that can keep you energized all day, thereby helping you perform your morning activities without losing your sanity in the process.

So, if you’re looking for the best way to ease your day, sip coffee before diving into your morning routine.

But, if you’re dealing with an early morning rush, make your own blend of coffee using a high-quality coffee maker.

Most coffee brands nowadays allow you to set the timer for brewing to achieve a more pleasant coffee-drinking experience.

Set Reminder Alarms On Your Phone And Use Apps To Run The Home

With everything included in the morning routine, moms like you tend to forget some essential details due to your hectic schedule.

Unfortunately, this forgetfulness can cause a lot of trouble, not just to you but to the whole family.

For example, you might be very busy with some other stuff that you forget your kids’ lunchboxes inside the refrigerator.

As a result, your kids won’t have delicious food to eat for lunch.

To avoid this mishap, find time to set reminder alarms on your phone for things you might forget.

These include lunch boxes, books, school bags, homework, and gym shoes, to name a few.

Remember, having an alarm for all these things can streamline your daily morning routine and keep your sanity intact during the entire day.

Also, with modern technology, running a home doesn’t have to be difficult, all thanks to some useful apps for moms.

Download these applications now to make your life comfortable and hassle-free, especially for morning activities.

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Give Your Kids Time To Wake Up Slowly

As a mom, getting everything ready in the morning is much easier and less stressful when nobody is pressuring you to rush.

Having said that, give your kids enough time to wake up slowly so you can get the most out of your time preparing their clothes, cooking for breakfast, and many more.

Moreover, allowing them to wake up slowly can improve their mood, and as a result, they become more cooperative with your morning activities.

Thus, go to their rooms 15 to 20 minutes before they need to wake up, open their doors, and switch on the hallway light.

That way, you’ll have more time to prepare for their needs until they’re finally awake,

Have Some Plans For Your Day

Sometimes, doing the same things over and over again can make you go crazy.

It somehow gives you the feeling that there’s nothing new or exciting to look forward to every day.

This kind of mindset can cause a lot of stress and anxiety.

Thus, it’s essential to make time for yourself despite your daily morning madness to avoid experiencing a stress overdose.

You can do this by creating a plan for your day.

Whether you go shopping while your kids are in school or walk around to the nearest park, writing a plan on what you want to achieve can make you a happier, more efficient mom!


While morning routines for moms can be tough, these don’t always have to be dreadful.

By following some of these mom tips, you’ll definitely have stress-free mornings going forward.

Instead of rushing things for no good reason, you allow yourself to accomplish everything in the smoothest way possible.

These tips will help start your child’s day on a good note and help you all keep your sanity in the morning.

About Julee: Julee Morrison is an experienced author with 35 years of expertise in parenting and recipes. She is the author of four cookbooks: The Instant Pot College Cookbook, The How-To Cookbook for Teens, The Complete Cookbook for Teens, and The Complete College Cookbook. Julee is passionate about baking, crystals, reading, and family. Her writing has appeared in The LA Times (Bon Jovi Obsession Goes Global), Disney's Family Fun Magazine (August 2010, July 2009, September 2008), and My Family Gave Up Television (page 92, Disney Family Fun August 2010). Her great ideas have been featured in Disney's Family Fun (Page 80, September 2008) and the Write for Charity book From the Heart (May 2010). Julee's work has also been published in Weight Watchers Magazine, All You Magazine (Jan. 2011, February 2011, June 2013), Scholastic Parent and Child Magazine (Oct. 2011), Red River Family Magazine (Jan. 2011),, and more. Notably, her article "My Toddler Stood on Elvis' Grave and Scaled Over Boulders to Get to a Dinosaur" made AP News, and "The Sly Way I Cured My Child's Lying Habit" was featured on PopSugar. When she's not writing, Julee enjoys spending time with her family and exploring new baking recipes.
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