I am sharing with you the morning routine of 14 moms because not only is it fun to have a glimpse into someone else’s day, but it may provide you with some inspiration to make your mornings a little more efficient and enjoyable.
Why is a Morning Routine Important as a Mom?
Every morning is a blank slate. You have the whole day ahead of you to do what you want. A solid morning routine helps set the foundation for the day so it feels attainable instead of out of control.
Here are some benefits of a morning routine:
- Starting your day with calm and peace affects your productivity and relationships for the rest of the day.
- You will feel a sense of purpose and empowerment.
- You can do something for yourself before the day is overrun with family commitments.
- It’s easier to handle the family chaos that can ensue when you are prepared for your day.
- You can sleep better knowing that you have a plan for the morning.
The Morning Routine of 14 Moms
You will find the actual routine of 14 moms below. Some of these moms work part-time, some work full-time and some stay-at-home.
Joanne of Our Fun Fit Fam is a mom to a 2 year old and works part-time from home:
- 6 am – wake up
- 6:30 am – make breakfast (for my toddler)
- 7 am – eat my breakfast
- 7:30 am – we brush our teeth
- 8 am – go for a walk with our dog
- 9:00-10:30 am – outdoor time (play at the yard or head to the beach)
- 10:30 am – AM snacks for my toddler
- 11-12:30 pm – nap time; break time for me which I use for cleaning the house or working out (first 20-30 minutes) and the remaining time for working (I work as a freelance writer)
- 12:30 pm – eat my/our lunch
Hilary of Simply Life Co. is a mom to a 16 month old and works full-time from home:
Hilary says, “while my routine isn’t perfect every single day, I love having it in place to remind me of what is truly important and WHY I work the way I do!”
- 6 am/6:15 am – My husband and I wake up! He preps the coffee while I do a quick skincare routine and wake up.
- 6:15 am -7:00 am – Read, journal, pray, meditate – this is my time to reflect on my plans, do some personal development or devotional reading, and take a look at my affirmations. I stopped trying to “hustle” during this time of day, because I realized how much I needed it mentally before “work” kicks in.
- 7:00 am -7:30 am – Look over my planner, get dressed, answer a few quick emails.
- 7:30 am -7:45 am – Our little man wakes up! We spend a bit of time together upstairs before my husband goes to work for the day.
- 8:00 am – Short activity/snack for my son. Sometimes I’ll put on 15 minutes of a show, or he’ll get out some books or toys. I sign online for the day, check in with my team, and then prep breakfast.
- 8:30 am – 9:00 am – Enjoy breakfast time 🙂 I try to sit at the table without my phone in hand, as much as I can.
- 9:00 am – Quality time, independent play, chores, etc.
- 9:30 am – My son goes down for a morning nap- mom’s work hours are in full force until wake-up/lunchtime! 🙂
Jessica of A Modern Mom’s Life is a mom to two girls, ages 8 and 11. She works full-time outside of the home:
- 6:30 am – Alarms go off/some days I shower.
- 6:45 am – We’re realistically downstairs. I usually have to poke my younger daughter to get up at 6:50 am. They get dressed first, most of the time.
- 7:00 am – Breakfast – hopefully done by 7:15.
- 7:15 am – The girls pack their lunches and backpacks.
- 7:30 am – Get the girls on the bus.
- 7:45 am – I get quiet time (which is when I eat, wash my face and dress, maybe do a chore or two).
- 8:15 am – Leave the house.
Leah of Saving Mama’s Sanity is a mom to two boys, ages 3.5 and 16 months. She works full-time from home:
- 5:30 a.m. – Wake up. Shower. Let the pups out and workout on the elliptical. Feed the pups.
- 6:15 am – Get coffee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Get a sippy of milk ready for the 16 month old, and a breakfast/snack for the 3 year old.
- 6:30 am – Wake up the little one, the 3 year old wakes up on his own! Watch the news, and get the kids ready. They brush teeth, then get ready to walk out the door.
- 6:50 am – Daddy brings them to daycare (on a normal day). Fill up coffee!!!!!!!!!!!! I eat my protein filled breakfast – fried egg on a bagel with cheese and avocado. Finish getting ready – brush teeth, hair, makeup.
- 7:30 am – Start the car in the winter since its like -297835876 degrees in MN. Let the pups out to potty, kennel them up.
- 7:40 am – Out the door to head to my office job 15 miles away.
Shawna of Stress Less. Be Healthy. is a mom to three girls, ages 6 months, 4 and 7 years old. She works from home:
- 6 am – Wake up with my 6 month old. She plays and works on her gross motor skills while I drink my first cup of coffee, organize my thoughts for the day (on post it notes), and work for about an hour. My other girls wake up some time while I’m working and play with the baby until I stop working.
- 7:15 am – My husband leaves for work, I get breakfast for everyone. Then I nurse the baby, check email and social media.
- 8 am/8:30 am – We start our day with homeschooling.
Nadia of Speaking of Cents is a mom of three, ages 12, 9, and 5. She works from home:
- 6 am- Wake up time for me. I need few minutes before the craziness starts.
- 6:30 am – Kids wake up.
- 6:45 am-7 am – Breakfast
- 7:20 am – Head out for school drop offs.
- 7:45 am – Drive to gym.
- 8:30 am – Back home.
- 9 am – Breakfast and social media for my work, work on my blog and course creation, YouTube videos and writing.
Sara is a mom of three, ages 8, 9, and 11. She works full time:
- 6:30 am – 11 year old gets up eats breakfast and watches YouTube.
- 7:10 am – 11 year old leaves for bus. Nine year old wakes up and watches YouTube in bed until 8 year old wakes up.
- 8:15 am – Eat breakfast and get dressed. I pack lunches. The kids play inside or outside.
- 8:30 am – Kids on the bus and off to school.
Cheyenne of Momma Chey is a mom to a 7 month old boy and works full-time:
- 5 am/5:30 am – We’re all up and we play and hang out until 6. My husband goes out to the garage and works out at this time. I get everyone’s lunch ready. While I do this, I thaw out milk for O and get his bag ready. Milk and rice cereal for daycare. I then get my clothes and O’s clothes ready.
- 6:30 am – I get ready to shower and bring him in the bathroom with me. He sits in his little vibrating chair with a few toys to stay entertained.
- 6:45 am – I get dressed. Then O gets dressed by either my husband or myself.
- 7 am/7:15 am – We make sure we have everything ready. We strap our little booger in his car seat and head out for the day!
Stephanie of Embrace the Beautiful Chaos is a mom of three, ages 12, 11, and 5. She works from home:
- 6:45 am – First alarm, try to wake up with some gratitude and some happy thoughts.
- 6:55 am – Second alarm, usually pick up my phone to look at Timehop and get my eyes open.
- 7:05 am – Get up and get dressed, call all of the kids, giving them some more time to snooze. Put in a load of laundry or transfer from washer to dryer. Put on make up if time allows, usually doesn’t.
- 7:20 am – Call older kids and they get ready while I dress the 5 year old as she wakes up. Help her brush her teeth. Head downstairs and hear the “to the car” alarm.
- 7:35 am – Drive all kids to school.
Katie of KatiesKottage is a stay-at-home mom to a 3 year old.
In her post, Stay At Home Mom Morning Routine, she shares this routine:
- 6 am – 7 am – Wake up and get ready. Drink coffee. Read the bible and pray. Take time to work on something she wants to do.
- 7 am – 8 am – Kids wake up and brush their teeth. Eat breakfast. Start the morning chores while kids play independently or help with chores.
- 8 am – 10 am – Get kids dressed and then it’s time for reading or a learning activity.
- 10 am – 1 pm – Leave the house to run errands and/or do something fun like go to the library or the playground. Return home and eat lunch. Settle down for nap time.
Abby of The Mom Corner is a stay-at-home mom to a baby boy.
In her post, My Easy Stay-At-Home Mom Routine with a Baby, she shares this routine:
- 7 am – 7:30 am – The day starts when my son wakes up. I’ll nurse him and change his diaper.
- 7:30 am – 8:30 am – We eat breakfast and get dressed for the day.
- 8:30 am – 9:30 am – We go for a walk outside. If weather is bad, we play inside.
- 9:30 am – 11:30 am – Nurse my son and then put him down for a nap. While he’s napping I take a shower and then work on something for myself.
- 11:30 am – 12:30 pm – Nurse when my son wakes up from his nap then have lunch.
Caitlin of Inklings Artwork is a stay-at-home mom to four kids ages 7,5,2 and 5 months.
- 6 am – baby wakes and comes to nurse in my room.
- 7:45 am – big kids wake-up, make their bed, and watch a show.
- 8 am – I wake-up with the 2 year old and go downstairs and snuggle on the couch while nursing and the kids play.
- 8:10 am – everyone gets dressed. I supervise toothbrushing and help the younger kids get dressed.
- 8:25 am – we have breakfast. Three mornings a week the big girls get their own, the other two I make pancakes or eggs or something heartier.
- 8:40 am – the girls double check their backpacks and ready for the bus.
- 8:50 am – we head outside and wait for the bus.
- 8:55 am – I come back inside to finish cleanup, feed the baby cereal and have my breakfast and coffee while the 2 year old plays at the table.
Caitlin mentions, “Most of our morning routine happens the night before. Sunday nights we prep 5 outfits for the week complete with underwear, socks and hairbows. The girls pack their own lunches the night before and pack their backpacks. Our mornings are quick but efficient and I’ve tried to give the girls a lot of Independence and responsibility to take care of themselves.”
Amanda of Partying with Twins is a mom to 2 year old twins. She works full-time and is a health coach from home on the side.
- 5 am – wake up. The twins have milk and muffins for breakfast, so we head straight to the kitchen and get that first. I workout out next as they eat their breakfast on the couch and cheer me on through my workout.
- 5:45 am – I shower and get ready for work while the twins watch TV
- 6:15 am – I get the twins dressed, grab my lunch, and make my breakfast shake
- 6:45 am – we are out the door.
Lastly, this is my morning routine with two boys age 4 and 7. I work part-time:
- 4 am – alarm goes off, I get out of bed by 4:10 am. Walk downstairs to the kitchen and drink water and grab a cup of coffee.
- 4:15 am – sit down and write for this blog.
- 5:30 am – do a 20-30 minute workout (3x a week).
- 6 am – make breakfast for the kids and myself, empty the dishwasher, make lunches, take my vitamins, and give the dog his medications.
- 6:30 am – my 7 year old wakes up and comes down for breakfast.
- 7 am – make my bed, shower, and get ready for the day. The boys have their Morning Routine Checklist to go through so I don’t have to keep reminding them of the next task to get ready for the day. You can grab that checklist here.
- 7:50 am – start a load of laundry and assist my 7 year old on getting ready for the bus. The 4 year old will go outside and hang with his older brother while waiting for the bus.
- 8:10 am – oldest son is on the bus. The 4 year old and I do our cleaning task for the day. Sometimes he just plays by himself. If we have some time, we do a puzzle together.
- 8:45 am – get ready and leave the house for preschool/work.
- 9:15 am – on the mornings I don’t have to work out of the house, I work on this blog until preschool pick-up time.
What Morning Routine Works for You?
Now you’ve taken a glimpse into the morning routine of 14 moms in different seasons of life, and with different responsibilities. Are you inspired to change your morning routine at all? What is one thing you could do differently to use your mornings as a great foundation for your day?
If you have a mom morning routine that is working for you, you can share it below to be featured in this post.