As a new mom, I felt like each morning was a race.
We all have a certain routine in the morning and not until the routine is complete do we feel human and ready to take on the day. With a new baby I wasn’t getting a lot of sleep, so setting an alarm to wake up at 6:30 a.m. was out of the question for me. Especially since I had likely just gone back to sleep after a 5:30 a.m. feeding.
My morning routine is pretty simple.
- Brush teeth.
- Apply deodorant.
- Put lotion on face.
- Get dressed. (This last step isn’t always necessary, when pajamas can do the trick.)
- Prepare and eat my breakfast.
- Read one or two newspaper articles. (This step is more like the cherry on top and not actually necessary. But, it helped me to still feel like a person and not just a meal machine and diaper changer.)
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