A Very Brief Rant. Mornings ARE NOT MY FRIEND.

I am not a morning person. I never have been. I love staying up late. I love the nights.  The world is quieter. Mornings bring noise. If nothing else, it brings the park into our home through the radio. First you have the blare of an alarm clock. Then the repeated alarm sounds as Danny…

Refresh Your Mornings

Refresh Your Mornings – http://wp.me/p6BemE-1R Welcome the morning with a cup of tea, and the rest of the day will welcome you. Greetings, dear reader. I know I’ve been gone long, but I’m back with some brilliant plans for this blog and my tea life! As I mentioned in my last post, I was busy…

7 Habits of Highly Effective Homemakers By Artful Homemaking

7 Habits of Highly Effective Homemakers By Artful Homemaking 7 Habits of Highly Effective Homemakers “A Real-Life Example The first thing I noticed when I entered the room was the delicious aroma of cinnamon and apples. A vanilla candle flickered cheerily on the entryway table, and the scene before me was one of warmth and…

13 Ways to Reduce Daily Stress By Morning Motivated Mom

13 Ways to Reduce Daily Stress By Morning Motivated Mom 13 Ways to Reduce Daily Stress ” Begin your day with quiet/alone time I find that if I have even a few minutes alone in the morning, my day runs more smoothly. I enjoy waking up before my girls instead of with them, as this…

Start each day with a grateful heart

Start each day with a grateful heart Start each day with a grateful heart The Red Fairy Project Start each day with a grateful heart. One of the key secrets to happiness. Every morning and every night I have the practice of being thankful for all the blessings and gifts I have I my life….

My Morning Motivation…Make Over Your Mornings – Morning Motivated Mom

I spend a few minutes reading my morning devotion. I wanted to have the opportunity to get in a quick workout or do another refreshing task to start my day.

I vividly remember going to Colorado with my family when younger. I would get up early and sit on the front porch of the YMCA in the Rockies. As I sipped coffee in the early morning and gazed at the beautiful mountains surrounding me, I would think: The morning is the most beautiful time of day! I want to be a morning person!

My Morning Motivation…Make Over Your Morning

Then I would go back to life and stay the same. Hurried in the morning and often running late.

I came across Crystal’s blog at Money Saving Mom and she would talk about how she would make the most of her mornings. Last summer she did a Rise and Shine Challenge which helped her to get up early and make her mornings more intentional.

I was so intrigued and read her daily morning post. It felt a little silly to be so intrigued by morning schedules, but I think it is what I needed to finally make early rising a habit! I was impressed with what she did every morning…often before I would even roll out of bed.

I combined the push from reading Crystal’s posts with the possibility of starting a blog. I wanted to find an incentive to get out of bed early. I knew that if I wanted to spend time on a blog, I would have to get up early to do it.

My Morning Motivation. Make Over Your Morning

Get dressed. | Simplified Organization

How you dress affects your attitude.

You know it’s true. Don’t fight it.

If your shoes pinch your toes or your jeans cut into your tummy, it makes you cranky and irritable.

An Autumn Pace, with Sarah (Lifegiving Home Series) — SallyClarkson.com

Breathe In: Morning Quiet

It’s basic. It’s simple. It feels almost too obvious to write about, but if there is one foundational practice that has formed my life and is a core rhythm in the life of almost every person I respect, it is a commitment to morning devotion and quiet time. I’ve written before that some of my earliest memories involve waking daily to find my mom with her Bible and a cup of coffee in hand (thus beginning my love for both!). I followed in her footsteps,

How To Organize Your Day (For Moms)

​http://avirtuouswoman.org/how-to-organize-your-day-for-moms/  A Virtuous Woman: How To Organize Your  Day (For Moms)   From Sarah: The title says for  moms but much of the material here can be used for anyone of almost any age. Men, women and children. This article is more of an ebook. A mini book of how tos and ideas. There are numerous…

The Secret to Successful Mornings – Artful Homemaking

The solution is so simple! GO TO BED AT A DECENT HOUR!”

I am guilty of doing this very thing (the staying up too late part). Feeling like I can’t get everything done during the day and staying up too late working. This is why one of my main goals for 2016 is going to bed earlier. It truly makes a world of difference—and I’m actually a morning person. I love being up early in the morning!

“Getting your rest will stop this downward spiral! With enough sleep you will be able to get up and spend some quiet time getting ready before you have to get the children up and dressed. Just fifteen minutes before the rest of the family will make a world of difference in your stress level.” ~FlyLady

Monday, June 15, 2015 : Back To Normal Here Once Again.

What does NORMAL for us mean? Danny went back to the Early Field Shift this morning. He’d had his normal week of Late Field , plus most of a second week of it and then he was off this past week. So we got to sleep in and stay up really late. Into the wee…