How to make your mornings successful… With kids!

Uncategorized,8 January 2020

How difficult can it be to just type some words? Very, it appears. Maybe because I feel like I talk way too much about myself in all my channels combined. It feels like I’m out of words when I log in here.

Since I don’t have much to tell you about the past two weeks that I’ve been more or less alone with our children, I’m taking this opportunity to tell you about my super empowering morning! It is so often that I drop off our children feeling like I’m not enough and like the morning was a big failure, therefore I want to embrace this wonderful morning we had today.

Our mornings are usually quite stressful and hectic like I imagine mornings are for most families with small children. It doesn’t really matter what time we need to be somewhere, but just the fact that we need to be somewhere and follow our regular routine is enough to get the pulse up. Today however, I sailed through our morning with ease, and that my friends, is something to celebrate. Our mornings have become much better ever since I’ve made a few simple changes. During weekdays, I have made a rule that our kids can’t watch tv in the morning and we eat oatmeal for breakfast. These two easy rules have made a huge difference!

So today, I managed to shower, get ready, blow-dry AND style my hair, play with the kids, hold them, prepare for work and get the kids ready just in time without any kind of conflict. Everyone brushed their teeth for 2 minutes and my daughter even changed her outfit once. No raisin my voice, solving of arguments or having to rush them. Mornings like these really make me feel super empowered and leave me with good energy for the entire day. So, in case you welcome some easiness into your mornings, here are my best tips:

1.No screen time

2. Same breakfast every weekday. Then, go nuts in the weekends with crispy waffles, omelets and smoothies ;).

3. Dress the kids before breakfast. And oh, I let my children choose what they wear as long as it’s weather and situation appropriate, so no pajamas or role-play outfits :).

4. Check the weather and place the outerwear ready.

5. Last but least, be a time pessimist. Give yourself more time than you actually need, because with kids… You get the point, right?

 

Fortune teller

Fashion,2 January 2020

Happy New decade! Can’t believe that New Year’s Eve has become one of my favorite evenings. I used to completely ignore the day before, but ever since I became a mum, the pressure has been off, and we started the tradition to invite friends and their children over for a relaxed Nepalese dinner. This year, the children were louder than ever, and we’ve still not managed to clean up all the mess. Every single plate and glass got dirty and we still step on Lego’s mixed up with puzzles. Loved ending 2019 like this and really hope 2020 has many of these in store for us.

After the kids and husbands were tucked into bed at 10pm, 5 ladies happy on life went out to continue the celebrations. I got home way too late and really had to pay off my duties the day after.  I never drink more than a couple glasses of wine, but sleep deprivation is the worst for me! I felt nauseous and got chills all day yesterday. Clearly in need of more practice this year ;).

A couple years ago, I met a medium who told me that 2021 will be my best year. I don’t know what she meant by “best”, but I decided to enjoy the journey. I’m sure 2020 will be an amazing year for all of us. In one way or another. Hopefully we’ll learn something, laugh a lot, love hard, feel and embrace life. That’s what I wish for this year, and the next 10.

knit Softgoat// jeans & bag Zara// shoes old Celine

Pictures by Juuli Rönkä