Category Archives: Morning

The way we spend the first 60 to 90 minutes of our morning dictates how we will feel for the rest of the day. Wake up FOR your kids instead of wake up TO your kids.

The 6 Most Unproductive Morning Habits

unproductive morning habits

The purpose of waking up before anybody else decides it for you is to use this time in silence and intention. You need to do things that otherwise are difficult to achieve when the kids or other family members are around, asking for your attention, time or cooperation. It’s the time to do what you…

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5 Mistakes to Avoid When Waking Up Early

5 mistakes to avoid when waking up early

It takes a lot of self-awareness and discipline to be purposeful with our time. Even though we are all saying “years are passing by so fast” and “holding my newborn child who is now a tween seems like yesterday,” many of the things we do every day are counter to the knowledge that time is…

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7 Tips to Become More Productive in the Morning

How to Become More Productive in the Morning

Mornings are my sacred personal time. This summer I temporarily lost and re-found my morning groove. It’s been a fantastic lesson in how necessary it is to be mindful about what’s ok and what’s not ok. My default base recipe for a good day starts with what I found to be the minimum dose of…

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Back to school morning routine for three children

Back to school morning routine for three children

Now that school has been on for more than a month, I can safely say that we re-found our morning groove. The first days (and even couple of weeks) were slow. I had to wake-up the kids from their sleep, which is a sure way to face grumpiness. Then I had to explain and direct…

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What Happened When I Lost My Morning Practice

What happened when I lost my morning practice

Over these five years of motherhood, I became a morning person. I was a hard-core night owl in my 20s. It was an awesome ride! But it became unsustainable when I discovered that children operate on an early morning program. These days, morning silence is a required ingredient, so I can function properly and be…

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Bedtime Routine for a Busy Mom of Three Small Kids

Evening routine for a busy mom of three small kids

Last week I shared with you the bedtime routine our family has in place for our three small children (5 and 3-year-olds). I’ve received a lot of questions about that, and I will address them all in a future article. Today, however, I want to talk to you about my evening routine. Just as my…

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Bedtime Routine for Three Kids Under Five

Bedtime Routine for Three Kids Under Five

I’m known as the “morning mom.” When people ask me questions related to routines, habits, and recipes for success, they always ask about what happens in the morning. But a successful morning starts the night before and the evening routine is an equally important ingredient to consider. Today I will talk about the evening routine…

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Decision Fatigue – Mom Edition

Decision Fatigue - Mom Edition

I recently came across the phrase “decision fatigue” – an entirely new concept for me. Intrigued by this term that sounded like a mixture of exotic psychology and a slight gut recognition, I went researching the meaning and implications of decision fatigue. I was astonished to not only identify one of the most reasonable explanation…

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The Two Options When Considering Waking Up Before the Kids

I’ve long been an advocate to early wake-up. The moment the kids started sleeping through the night, and my schedule became more predictable, waking up early, before my entire family, was the absolute BEST thing I’ve done. It was the greatest catalyst for change – personal growth, business productivity, and overall happiness. I stumbled upon…

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How Waking Up Before My Kids Saved My Motherhood

How waking up before my kids saved my motherhood

This is how my mornings looked like, some time ago: I would wake-up when my (then only) child was calling me out from her her crib. This was usually between 5:30 – 6:30 AM. I stumbled to the kitchen, fixed a bottle, gave it to her then proceeded with changing diapers and choosing her clothes.…

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Why is it so Hard to Wake Up Earlier

why is it so hard to wake up early

After reading Sapiens last year, I changed my mind about some things and understood many more, but one massive take-away for me was the deeper understanding of how story-telling has been ingrained into our development as humans and is the base of how we make sense of what surrounds us. Not only the stories we…

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How I Became a Morning Person

The day I became a morning person

I’ve always believed that the best of life happens in the night. I’ve never had any issues being awake until 2 AM or working night flights. That’s until I had kids. Not because I minded being awake; that was not at all an issue. Being awake EARLY, however, is what smacked my face hard on…

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How to Look Forward to Your Mornings?

how to look forward to your mornings

For a vast majority of people, waking up earlier is viewed as a punishment. When we have to do it, we must go to bed earlier, which means we are missing out on whatever fun and excitement happen in the night. Most of the times we attempt to go to bed earlier, we toss and…

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5 Tips for a Good Night Sleep

5 Tips for a Good Night Sleep Magical Mom

“Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise,” was something Benjamin Franklin believed in. While the benefits of early bedtime are undisputed, achieving sleep of good quality, as a mother, might be a challenge greater than expected. 1. Don’t eat late And especially don’t eat sugar, caffeine or carbs late…

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How to wake up earlier without waking up the kids?

How to wake up earlier without waking up the kids?

Many mothers embracing intentional mornings are discouraged because when they attempt to wake up earlier, the kids wake up with them. And that is not only counterproductive but also it defeats the purpose of putting your alarm earlier to spend quality alone time. You will instead spend time with a cranky toddler who didn’t get…

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How Do You Start the Day?

How Do You Start the Day?

Just a while back I was watching a video discussing morning routines. A sentence got stuck in my brain, playing in a loop, just like last week, when I got the “Wheels on the bus” chorus stuck in my brain cells. I wake up FOR my kids vs. I wake up TO my kids. I…

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5 Tips on How to Wake Up Earlier

how to wake up earlier

1.Become aware of the season you’re in I’ve followed a Periscope discussing mothers being either in a season of grace or a season of work. The season of grace is when you are pregnant, or nursing, your partner is working odd hours, and you want to be up to see them at night, or when…

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My Morning Routine

After writing this article, many readers wrote to me asking for the specific morning routine I have. I was resistant to share that because what works for me might not work for you. My morning routine is something I developed over the years, based on my needs – an introvert who cherishes silence but has…

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How to Have a Good Day

How to Have a Good Day

Most people are happy. Most mothers are happy. But we often feel we are not happy enough, consistently enough. Sitting back and expecting happiness to hit your soul and household won’t happen. We expect happiness to be something that just pops up, but in truth, happiness needs to be generated. We need to learn what…

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