A simple self-care morning routine for moms which is easy and effective!

Morning time with kids, especially babies, can be exhausting. After getting up multiple times in the night, then out of bed at 5:30 am, sometimes I’m ready to crash by 9 am.

You know what I’m talking about- you’ve got 101 things to do to get ready in the morning, too. Heck, you barely have time to read this article, and I barely have time to write it during baby nap, LOL!

That’s why, as a busy mom, you need a self-care morning routine that feels good, is easy to practice, and that you can stick with.

In this article, learn 4 things you can do every morning to feel healthy, pampered, and good about yourself. These healthy morning habits take almost no extra effort or time. They are easy, nurturing, and fast. The perfect self-care morning routine for moms.

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Usually, my morning begins around 5:30 am when my littlest wakes up. This early wake-up allows some time before school, but it also translates into many lost hours of sleep per night. (Lost sleep has to be the most under-discussed problem of parenthood, yet I don’t recall anyone ever warning me about it before I had kids- what about you?)

Because of this, the very first thing I do (after changing diapers, pouring sippy cups of water, and making bowls of cereal or fruit for my girls) is sit down with my coffee.

Delicious morning wake-up:

Coffee time is truly the best part of the morning in many ways. Ideally, my coffee time would involve 5 minutes of uninterrupted Instagram scrolling while my girls play, but it doesn’t always happen.

What does happen is good coffee.

Coffee tastes its best when made in a french press coffee maker. Have you ever tried one? They’re super easy to use; just pour some grounds in the bottom, then add boiling water and press the top part down so that the grounds go to the bottom and the coffee stays on top.

After using a french press, you will never want to go back to a regular coffee maker. The taste is that much richer, smoother, and fresher with a french press.

And unlike with a regular coffee maker, there are no plastic parts for the hot water to flow through and leech plastic chemicals into your coffee.

As for the kind of coffee, there are so many great kinds out there. Try your local store brands’ organic kind. With coffee, organic definitely matters. Coffee is typically a highly sprayed crop, and you’ll probably want to do without the pesticides.

I like my coffee black, but for something different, I enjoy a Keto coffee.

Keto coffee is basically coffee with added grass-fed butter and medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs). It’s very similar to BulletProof coffee.

Keto coffee will satisfy you if you enjoy adding regular creamer to your coffee, but know it’s not the healthiest addition. The Keto coffee tastes similar, but instead of potentially harmful ingredients such as additives and GMOs, you get essential amino acids and collagen peptides.

The fat in the Keto coffee gives you energy, helps keep you full, and allows you to eat a lighter breakfast without being hungry. Plus, it travels great because each serving is individually portioned.

Another great morning beverage, especially if you don’t drink coffee, is Dandelion root tea.

Dandelion root tea is a natural and gentle detox. and helps aid the kidneys and liver in removing waste. It’s caffeine-free and has a mild, smooth, pleasant taste. It’s especially great to drink when you’re feeling sick, run-down, hungover, or want to give yourself some extra care.

Regardless of your choice in the type of beverage, enjoy it to the fullest! Don’t settle for poor quality coffee to start your day. Keep it fresh, pure, and organic to feel your best. No sugar if you can help it, and no processed creamers.

Super simple morning exercise routine:

Exercise can be the hardest thing to incorporate into your morning routine, but it should be considered essential, especially for busy moms. As a mom, you have to take care of yourself in order to take care of everyone else.

If you don’t already have a morning exercise routine, you will find this one easy to follow and actually stick with. This routine is effective in making you stronger and can be done quickly in 3 steps:

1) Stretch- Spend a few minutes stretching your legs, hips, and back. The hips are especially important for moms to stretch. This only has to take 2-5 minutes, or however long you have. The key is consistency.

So many women lose their flexibility as they get older. Many cannot even sit cross-legged on the floor. Light daily stretching combats the tightness.

2) Foam roll– After stretching, try 2-5 minutes of foam rolling. Foam rolling is a simple and effective way to combat stiffness, tightness, and relieve pain in your muscles and fascia (your connective tissue surrounding muscles and bones.) It’s easy to do and feels so good, much like a deep tissue massage.

Once you start foam-rolling, you’ll be glad you incorporated this self-care method into your self-care morning routine. A foam roller is inexpensive and truly effective for working out knots and getting blood and lymph flowing.

It can also help decrease cellulite. I will definitely vouch for noticing a reduction in cellulite for myself.

Try a basic foam roller such as this one, found on Amazon.

3) Planks– Ok, so you’ve just spent 5 minutes stretching and foam rolling, and you don’t have a whole lot more time before someone needs something or there is a mess to clean up.

All you have to do is this: Two 15- second planks. That’s it. But the key is to do them every single day.

Often, we get overwhelmed with the idea of making time for and sticking with an exercise routine. By completing 2 planks per day, you are targeting a bunch of muscles at once, including arms, back, and core muscles. It’s arguably the most effective strength training move you can do.

After a while, your body starts to crave those planks, and you’ll naturally want to add in a few more exercises like squats, lunges, etc. Planks are the perfect baby-step into a more thorough strength-training routine.

Natural skincare:

The third part of this easy self-care morning routine for moms is to use natural and organic skin-care products. Healthy, glowy skin is something that makes you look and feel your best.

For beautiful, nourished skin try organic Argan oil.

Follow the Argan oil with this natural organic sunscreen by Josie Maran.

I know we are talking about a morning routine, but for the night, try Trilogy Organic Rosehip Oil. It’s so luxurious!

I absolutely swear by all three products, and I really think they keep my skin looking it’s best.

Good skin is the foundation of beauty, and organic oils keep your natural skin barrier healthy. The right moisture balance keeps wrinkles away, and natural oils like Argan and Rosehip are best to keep skin hydrated.

Oils also help heal and calm acne, despite all the “oil-free” products out there which would have you believe otherwise. The last thing anyone with acne needs is artificial ingredients to irritate already inflamed skin.

Grain-free, dairy-free breakfast easy for busy moms:

A super quick and easy grain-free dairy-free breakfast is the best choice for maximum energy. Always choose organic ingredients when possible.

I switched to a grain-free, dairy-free diet after years of chronic back pain and excess weight. Within one day of eliminating these food groups, my back pain was gone. Within 3 months, my weight was down over 40 lbs. With no extra dieting or exercise efforts.

Read more: Self-Diagnosed Grain Intolerance: Discovering My Back Pain Root Cause

I believe the reason for this dramatic healing is because grains and dairy were causing chronic inflammation in my body. The inflammation was the cause of the back pain and excess weight. I can’t tell you how life-changing this switch was, and I spread the word whenever possible. I now eat freely, with plenty of healthy fats and even wine and chocolate. I’m fit, pain-free, and feeling great.

It’s the best feeling ever.

What you want is a combination of protein, healthy fats, and fruit or veggie-based carbs. But even if you just have fruit, that’s much better than cereal or a bagel.

As a busy mom, the last thing you need is complicated recipes. As far as time goes, here are some recommendations from 0 time – 5 minutes:

0 Minutes/ On the go:

Fruit, nuts, avocado, hardboiled eggs, or leftovers. Grab it and run, you’re late! (but at least you’re taking care of yourself as far as food choice.)

1-3 Minutes:

Chopped fruit with almond butter, cinnamon, and dried unsweetened coconut.

A smoothie with banana, frozen organic mixed berries, and organic kale or spinach. Throw some chia seeds in after it’s blended up. (So you don’t have to clean them out of the blender.) Easy, and kids love it too. It’s the perfect way to sneak leafy greens into their diet.

3-5 Minutes:

Eggs with veggies instead of toast. Try baby spinach or baby kale because baby greens are the fastest to cook up next to the eggs and don’t require chopping. Also, try eggs with other veggies such as avocado or tomatoes. Such a satisfying, filling choice to make for part of your easy healthy morning routine.

5 + Minutes:

Almond flour pancakes: Super easy. Try this recipe for one serving:

  • 1/2 Cup Almond Flour
  • 1 Egg
  • Dash of almond milk
  • Teaspoon honey or maple syrup
  • Sprinkle of salt, cinnamon, and/or nutmeg.
  • Optional: Add chopped fruit or berries.

Mix together and fry in coconut oil on medium-low until done. Do you need baking powder or soda? Not really. It doesn’t make much difference in how the pancake rises.

I pretty much just eyeball this recipe when I make it.

Additionally, you can always eat grain-free leftovers such as cooked sweet potatoes or snacks like chopped veggies with hummus for breakfast.

If you’re vegan or vegetarian, grain-free is more difficult, if not impossible. But everyone’s body is different, and maybe grains aren’t a problem for you. If they’re not, then enjoy them. This is simply what works for me, and I’d recommend anyone struggling with chronic health issues or weight give it a try.

An excellent cookbook I can recommend to help you with this lifestyle change is Against All Grain by Danielle Walker.

Concluding thoughts for a self-care morning routine for moms:

That’s it! A simple, effective self-care morning routine for moms that is easy and effective. You’ll feel much better caring for yourself each day if you start with a great cup of french-pressed coffee, do some light exercising and foam-rolling, use natural, non-toxic skincare products like Argan oil and natural sunscreen to nourish your skin. And of course, have a healthy breakfast.

I hope these tips help you to feel great all day!

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A Simple Self Care Morning Routine For Moms