Mornings–I’ve always struggled with them. When I was little, I remember my parents telling people, “Esther is very easy to get along with…except in the morning.” I just need a little time to wake up, that’s all! I’m not quite coherent the instant my feet hit the floor. I have had to adjust as I’ve had children. My second daughter is one of those morning people the rest of us groan about. The instant her eyes pop open she’s ready to go. When she was younger I’d regularly wake up to find her next to me practically shouting, “Want breakfast!”
As my children grew and especially after I began homeschooling, I forced myself to get up before them to have some time to drink my coffee and wake up. Then I would get the kids all out of bed by 7:30 and we would start school at 8:00. That routine worked great until I was pregnant with Bobby. At forty I found myself drastically more tired through the pregnancy. I’d take back my mornings after he was born I thought. Then he was born and recovery was slow. I didn’t recover my energy until just recently when I weaned Bobby. I was ready to start over, but yep then I got pregnant all over again. This pregnancy has been a roller coaster ride and you know what? I’ve got to take back my mornings anyway. I can’t keep waiting.
This has been on my mind and heart for a while, so I was so excited when I saw that Seattle’s Best Coffee is challenging us to take back our mornings. I was introduced to Seattle’s Best Coffee at breakfast one day at Blissdom.
I could not get enough of their coffee that morning. I drank much more coffee than usual, and I was a little worried about it. I am very sensitive to the caffeine in some coffee and often get a migraine after drinking even one cup, but it was so good I figured I’d just deal with the migraine later. Guess what? I never got one! This is a great way to begin my mornings!
I went to Walmart to find some Seattle’s Best Coffee as well as some breakfast food to help make mornings a little easier. For my entire shop including fun with the kids make sure and check out my Google+ photo album!
You can go to the Take Back Your Morning website and tell Seattle’s Best Coffee how you take back your morning and you just might win free coffee or something awesome like in my case I received a $1.5o off coupon!
So I made it up before the kids and even enjoyed my coffee as I stared out into the back yard flowers. Well, so they are Dandelions, but I think they’re pretty! 😉 My little guy came and found me not too long after. I’ll have to work on getting up a little earlier, but actually I sure enjoyed my morning hug!
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