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Why I get up before my kids every morning…

Why I get up before my kids every morning....

I love the stillness of the house in the mornings. It’s just me and time in God’s Word… And it’s worth waking up for, even if it only lasts for a few minutes.

Also, the kids finished most of that big pile of laundry yesterday (see yesterday’s video) with only a little help from me. It’s so weird and wonderful to have kids who are old enough to really help and shoulder the load.

My heart feels so grateful this morning.

(It’s Day #24 of the #GotoBedEarlyChallenge and I kind of failed at hitting my bedtime last night… But today is a new day to try again!)

How’s YOUR morning going? Did you go to bed on time last night?

P.S. Read more about the Go to Bed Early Challenge here. Need some help and inspiration to go to bed early so you can get up and use your mornings well? Download Day 1 of Make Over Your Mornings for free (scroll to the bottom of this page to sign up for it!)

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  • That picture really looks peaceful!

    I have always been a night owl, so I tend to stay up late doing work around the house and on the blog. That wouldn’t be much of a problem… if it didn’t often put me behind in the mornings when I’m trying to shuffle the kids off to school.

    My “baby” is now 2 and starting to sleep better. So if I’m going to make the transition to early mornings over late nights, now is a good time to do it.

    This is something I’ve struggled with my entire life! I think I need to set some goals for this and try to make it a priority now.

    I’m happy you’ve been blogging about this lately. Sometimes I really have to stew on an idea like this for a very long time before I take action. 🙂

  • Monica says:

    I would love to see a blog post on how to get your kids to “want” to help more around the house. As primarily a sahm I seem to shoulder 90% off the household work and I am quickly burning out.

  • I love that you do that 🙂 My husband likes to do that, too. I actually like to stay in my bed instead of getting up before the kids. If I get out of the bed, then I will just start working and doing things around the house. Since I struggle to make myself sit anywhere and relax, it is better for me to just stay in the bed. Once I hit the floor, I don’t like to stop until I get back in the bed. I wish I knew to just chill and reflect, but I certainly do not know how to do that. 😀

  • Aimee says:

    I’m with you! The stillness and quiet is TOTALLY worth getting up at dark o thirty 😉 I never thought I would say I love early mornings, but I do. It makes such a huge difference in the tone of my day. Going to bed early is definitely key. Have a great day!

  • Rosanna says:

    I made to be on time last night, but just barely. I really have to quit going online at night because I get to bed later when I do.

  • Mari in MD says:

    If you like having the kids help now, wait until you have one old enough to drive and you can send them out to run errands. That is so great! Mine is at college now so I don’t have that anymore but it was wonderful and tremendously helpful while it lasted!

  • Kristin says:

    Well, I am going through the Making Over Your Mornings for the second time! I wanted very badly to keep up with you on this challenge, but I don’t have enough habits instilled. On a positive note, I did get in bed by 10:30 PM last night, so I felt more rested this morning, but I stayed in bed snuggling with kids until too late! Ugh. Still not up before them! Thanks for encouragement for those of us that keep falling off the horse. 😉

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