Wednesday, October 04, 2006


This isn't a profound idea, but it may be helpful to new moms: Get up before your kids do, take a shower and get dressed.

Whoa, did you feel the earth move as you read that idea?

Seriously, by taking a shower and getting dressed before your kids get up you will have a 100% jump on your day. I know it sounds crazy, but it's the truth. The days I don't are the days I'm in my PJs until noon and just generally don't accomplish much. But just by getting up 15-20 minutes earlier and taking care of my basic needs helps set the tone for the entire day. It's sort of like when they tell you on airplanes to put your oxygen mask on first before you take care of your kids.

And that's a Works-for-Me-Wednesday idea you can bank on! Visit Shannon at Rocks in My Dryer for more great ideas.

1 comment:

The Wooden Porch said...

I totally agree! I did that the other day and it made such a difference. My day went really well, the laundry was done on time, good breakfast with the kids, I actually BRUSHED and FIXED my 3 yo's hair.