Morning Routine For Stay At Home Moms

Having a morning routine for stay at home moms is ultra important. Perhaps even more important than anything else that happens throughout the day.

A morning routine sets the pace of your day. A day that, as much as you love it, will be full of noise, activity, and crazy.

Having a morning routine helps to ground you, mom, and pours into your proverbial cup so that you have something to pour into the cups of your children.

stay at home mom and daughter in morning

Ever wonder how stay at home moms make the most of the day?

If you’re wondering about the importance of a stay home mom morning routine, you should check out this post: a day in the life of a stay at home mom.

This is the type of day that arises from a lazy, overtired, under “poured” morning.

I don’t want that for you.

Goodness, I don’t even want that for me.

So I’ve made it my mission to make the most of every day by creating and sticking to a morning routine.

How a stay at home mom can make a morning routine: 3 Steps

Step 1: Decide your priorities.

First thing’s first, mama, and that’s to decide on your priorities. What is it that truly fills your cup? What will breathe life into your soul, calm your heart, and renew your sense of self?

Also, what will remind you to be patient, gentle, and encouraging to your family?

Step 2: Schedule it out.

Create a time block. A no matter what block. A this is happening every morning at this time of day, block.

When you have it written down and scheduled out, you’re more likely to honor it as you would a task on your to-do list. This is as non-negotiable as doing the dishes each day.

Step 3: Have solutions to inevitable challenges prepared to be utilized

There will be challenges. Problems will arise in the form of early wakers and clingy snuggly toddlers.

You will be “too tired” some days and want to hit that snooze.

Having solutions or plan B’s already prepared and ready to go will ensure that your morning routine is guarded and followed through most of the time.

So what is a good time of day to wake up and begin your morning routine? What is a good schedule for a stay at home mom?

I believe a good schedule for a stay at home mom is one that works for her and her unique family dynamic. There are particular seasons of life that call for different decisions, various demands of the family that can change as the ages of the children within the family change.

For example, most of the time I can plan to rise early. My toddlers still sometimes wake up once a night, but it’s a quick back rub and back to sleep.

I can handle that and still wake up with the sun.

If you’re nursing an infant through the night, it’s likely you won’t have the energy to wake up much earlier than the rest of your family.

No worries! Just start your morning routine whenever you decide that waking up makes sense for you.

And know what you will do if you’re not alone when you wake up!

mom starting her morning routine reading bible

Morning Routine Ideas For Stay at Home Moms

  • Read your bible
  • journal
  • stretch
  • shower
  • brush your teeth
  • drink coffee
  • exercise
  • drink a healthy smoothie
  • drink a glass of water
  • pray before you get out of bed
  • pray whenever
  • gratitude journal
  • count your blessings
  • choose a scripture verse to meditate on all day
  • repeat an affirmation to yourself
  • wash your face
  • get dressed
  • put on make up
  • plan your schedule for the day
  • sip tea
  • step outside and enjoy your surroundings
  • watch the sunrise
  • commit to not talking for the first ten minutes
  • set your intentions for the day
  • go over your to-do list
  • leave your phone plugged in and untouched for as long as possible
  • read some personal development
  • do five minute chores like unloading the dishwasher or starting laundry
  • pop breakfast in the oven

Stay at home mom daily routine

I suggest choosing how long you’d like to spend on your morning routine. What block of time will be considered your morning time?

Then, choose the top 3-5 things that will give you life and will fit into that realistic time frame that you can dedicate to your morning routine.

If bible reading is 15 minutes, each chore is 5 minutes, and journaling is 20 minutes, I can’t expect to do all of those things in a 30 minute time block. #obviously

Be realistic with how much time you have, and stick to it. If you’re anything like me, you might find yourself so enjoying your morning me time, that it stretches into lunchtime and no one has gotten dressed or started their day with any level of accountability.

I mean, that doesn’t happen to us often, but it has happened.

Remember to understand yourself and your values, for maximum impact. Meaning, know exactly what gives you life and what drains you and always start your day with the former.

Related posts: A Day In The Life Of A Stay At Home Mom and Align Your Life With Your Values

stay at home mom with daughter in the morning

Do you have a morning routine as a stay at home mom? What does yours include?