Without a morning routine, I would not have children. I mean it, I get up early, do a little workout, and drink coffee before they wake up. My morning routine saves us all! It just translates that my homeschool morning routine would be just as important.
Getting into A Homeschool Morning Routine
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Set an alarm, Momma. Wake up at every morning (at least school mornings) for the same time. I get up at 5:30am. Ugh, I know just how early that is, and my kids don’t get up until 7am. But I can get in a 30 minute workout of some kind, make and drink some coffee, nd get started on my to-do list.
You definitely don’t have to get up that much earlier! Even 15 minutes might be out.
Which brings me to the next one…
I found and fell head over heels in love with my Happy Planner. The three sections each day are prefect for planning school, blog and anything else, like Story Time or gymnastic classes. You can fancy it up with stickers, or stamps, or colored markers which is my favorite. Though I do also have a check-list stamp that I use as well.
Every morning I start on my blog to-do list, and make sure to have everyone’s school work ready for when they are ready to get started.
Plan out meals ahead of time. Now, I am not that good at planning meals, but I sometimes do get my act together and plan out meals, breakfast and supper. One of those breakfasts that I like to make sometimes is Cinnamon Roll Baked Oatmeal. Something that you can make ahead of time and serve later.
Don’t try to multi-tasking early in the morning. If you are only half doing things you are only going to get cranky and ruin your day.
If your routine isn’t working out for you, after giving it an honest attempt, change it up! Nothing is written in stone. Make your homeschool morning routine work for you.