As a homeschool mom you’re very busy. You homeschool your kids, do housework, and you should also have a life outside of those 2 things! Balancing all of those things can be difficult. This is where the homeschool mom morning routine comes in!
The way you start the day has such a huge influence on how the whole days goes, so it’s important to have a good morning routine in place that will help you be successful throughout the day!
Each person’s morning routine will look different depending on responsibilities and priorities.
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What Are Your Responsibilities?
You need to start by identifying all of your responsibilities. Chores, homeschooling lessons, hobbies, work, classes, and extra curricular activities.
Write down everything that you are responsible for completing or facilitating like driving your kids to a class.
You can keep your list general or get really specific. Either will work for this exercise!
What Are Your Priorities?
Now look at your list and choose the things that you need to give the highest priority to. What things are most important to you?
Make a list where #1 is your top priority and then keep listing them in order of personal importance for you.
As an example, it’s very important that our house gets cleaned regularly, but it’s not a priority for me to have a super clean house all the time. So cleaning is down toward the bottom of my priority list. That doesn’t mean I don’t do it, it just means that I don’t worry about it and give it only a small amount of time each day.
My most important thing is homeschooling my kids and my second most important is working.
Design a Homeschool Mom Morning Routine
Now you’ll design your morning routine to set you up to accomplish your top priority or top 2 priorities in the best way possible!
What do you feel like doing in the morning? What do your kids feel like doing?
Is there something you only feel like doing in the morning? How can you use this time to set you up to succeed the rest of the day?
Read about my morning routine below to get a good idea of what I mean.
My Morning Routine
Remember, my top 2 priorities are homeschooling and work. How do I set myself up to accomplish those well every day through a morning routine?
I know that my kids and I need some time first thing in the morning to wake up and get going. We’re all up at 6:30 because they won’t sleep in, but they’re not ready to do much then. They usually just want to chill and watch TV. I am perfectly ok with that!
Because you know when the only time I feel like doing housework is? First thing in the morning! So I spend 30 to 60 minutes doing some quick housework like washing dishes and folding a load of laundry. Plus this also lets me catch up on watching a show or listening to a podcast, both things I really enjoy first thing in the morning!
Then I make breakfast. I let my kids watch TV while they eat breakfast, and I get a little work done on the computer while I eat breakfast. Once we’re all finished, it’s about 8:30, and we’re all ready to move on to homeschooling!
So we do our morning basket time & then go right into lessons. We finish most of our homeschooling in the morning before lunch time. Afternoons are for fun things like art, poetry teatime, music, etc.
My morning routine is what sets us up to enjoy homeschooling the most! It also gives me a critical hour first thing in the morning to work. So I’m fulfilling my 2 priorities right at the beginning of the day. I also work for 3 to 4 hours at night after the kids are in bed, and the hour I spend in the morning sets me up to be more productive during this time.
Homeschool Mom Morning Routine
As you can see, a good homeschool mom morning routine is completely dependent on the person using it! My routine might be a disaster for you or it could work well. You might need something totally different in the mornings to get yourself on the right track to accomplish your top priorities.
Whatever you decide to do for your homeschool mom morning routine, make sure it works well for YOU! Tweak it & try different things out. Just remember that there is no 1 perfect morning routine, but instead the priority should be designing a custom morning routine for your family and your top priorities.
Set your day up for success & make your morning routine now!
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