This Is How We Do: Mornings


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This week we're talking about what mornings look like in our households. Spoiler alert: they're a far cry from our pre-kid days of leisurely sipping coffee while meticulously applying makeup and thoughtfully pulling together a coordinated outfit. In this conversation, Ashlee breaks down her new-ish routine designed to make mornings as non-chaotic as possible, April extols the virtues of doing allthethings the night before, and Indiana blows our minds when she confesses her children get up before she does AND fix their own breakfasts. From the pep in our step courtesy of the school system's tardy policy to our tactics for not yelling at our kids to just get their shoes on already (why is it always the shoes?), today we're breaking down our best efforts to start our days off on the right foot.

Show Notes

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April’s robe situation is … strong.

April’s robe situation is … strong.

Mentioned in this episode:

Ashlee’s slippers (half sizes size up!) and pajama jacket

Indiana’s milk jug tap, dry erase chore chart, and go-to quick breakfast

April’s robe, slippers, blanket, mug, Bible, and candle

Write the Word Journals for you and for the kids

Previous episodes mentioned:

This Is How We Do: Laundry

Related essays:

Please Excuse Our Tardiness
Drop-Offs Are Hard
A Stink Bug Tried To Mate With Me
Preschool and Perspective

Show credits: 

Hosted by Indiana Adams, Ashlee Gadd, and April Hoss, produced by Katie Leipprandt, edited by Kyle Cummings, content managed by Jennifer Batchelor.


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