Mornings become a carefully choreographed dance when you have kids. Each step, if taken a moment too late, will throw off the whole dance.
I wake up at 5:00am, 5:10 and my day is ruined. I love my snooze button as much as the next girl, so I set my alarm for 4:45am, and then my real alarm goes off at 5:00am. It helps me mentally prepare to get my ass out of bed before the sun.
At 5:00am, I brush my teeth wash my face and turn the Keurig on. By 5:15am, I have my coffee in hand and am ready to do hair/makeup.
By 5:30am, I have my hair and make up done. If you regularly read my blog, you saw the 5-minute up-dos I usually wear for work. When I wear my hair down, I actually wake up at that first, 4:45am alarm.
By 5:40am I am dressed.
At 5:45am, I wake Jax up, get him dressed, brush his teeth, and set him in his high-chair.
At 6:00am, the husband takes over and I am out the door for work.
That's the whole dance. In order to make it work, I do some prepping at night. I shower the night before. If I plan on wearing my hair down, and know I'm not waking up early enough to do it, I'll do a nifty little braid thing I learned from a YouTube tutorial, and my hair will be curly the next day - so easy. See the tutorial below. I also pick out my outfit the night before, and if I worked from home the day before, I'll make sure my work bag is set up to bring into the office the next day.
When you are new to going back to work after your maternity leave, it's important to get a routine down that works for your lifestyle and stick to it. It'll get easier eventually.
Here's another one I found that I'm tempted to try!
Update: I tried this last night. It worked great! This method gave me Kardashian-like waves. I suggest drying the roots first, so your hair isn't flat.
What I listened to while writing:
It'z Just What we Do by Florida Georgia Line
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