Beep beep beep. The sound of the alarm going off. I used to dread this time… that sound… the stress of the mornings and getting four kids ready for school and onto the bus in the hour that time gave us. We were stressed and we were rushed. They left the house in a hurry and the house reflected it. I decided it was time to wake up earlier… so I went from night owl to early bird. With the help of Dixie® To Go, I am sharing my favorite tips to make the most of our mornings.
The difference now is that by the time the kids get up, I have been up for a few hours and I have ENERGY and PATIENCE to get our movings off on the right food. It is like gaining hours in the day. I go to bed earlier, yes, but I wake up earlier and my mornings run much smoother (and when my morning runs smoothly, so does my family’s morning.)
My old schedule kept me up until 1:00 or 2:00 am (I work on my blog after the kids are in bed). I would wake up in the mornings at 7:00, with the kids, and get everything ready in the next hour, drop them off at school, go to the gym and then run errands. By the time that I was done, it was time for preschool pickup.
Now my schedule looks like this:
5:00 wake up, turn on the coffee pot, get ready to go.
5:15 leave for the gym, work out for 45 minutes.
6:30 Arrive home (Mickey is up by now)Sit down for ten minutes to talk (ahh… peace and quiet). Drink a cup of coffee in my Dixie® To Go cup (if I don’t use a To Go cup, it gets too cold and I re-heat it about ten times… not kidding).
Get a quick shower, eat a protein bar (usually), get ready before I get the kids up.
6:40 Make breakfast for the kids.
7:00 wake everyone up, make their beds as they get out of bed.
8:00 Put my coffee (new cup) in a Dixie® To Go and get everyone into the car. These cups are awesome- it’s no effort, no clean up, no worries. More time to focus on things that matter.
8:30 Do school dropoffs.
9:00 work for a few hours, until preschool pickup time.
2:00 – Mickey makes a second pot of coffee for us because I just hit my “wall” around then…
Dixie® To Go is The Official Cup For Crushing It (our morning, not the cup. The cup is super sturdy.) With no washing or cleanup involved, it’s one less thing to worry about in the morning, which can help you “crush” the things that matter. These things may seem small to the outside world, are huge to us (moms, that is). If I get 4 beds made, breakfast made and everyone into the car on time… it’s a personal best.
I never used to be one of those people that drank coffee, but now it’s a whole new story.
I love being able to run around with my little pick me up in Dixie® To Go – it just allows you to enjoy your hot beverage confidently because they have leak-resistant lid & an insulated layer gives you the best on-the-go experience. You can get it at Walmart.
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