I want to check in with you all to share a little bit about how life is going! One thing’s for sure: Living with a nearly 7 month-old and a 2.5 year old is never dull! While Ellie is starting to sleep longer stretches during the night, she still does not sleep completely through! At this point, I am pretty sure my body is used to it. To help with this constant state of sleep deprivation and to give myself some necessary self-care, there are a few things that I absolutely NEED to do for myself every morning.First and foremost, I do not look at my phone until after I’ve had my breakfast! I don’t know what it is, but it just feels like too much to look at it when I first wake up. Next, I have to have a solid, protein-packed breakfast, one that’s going to fill me up and not allow my blood sugar to crash mid-morning.While I eat my breakfast, I wake up while reading a few blogs that I love. Next, and this is something that I really look forward to, is my hot, delicious cup of coffee. Sometimes I drink coffee black and other times I like cream and sugar, which feels like such a treat these days. Also, I have to have my breakfast and coffee before I’m ready to socialize with anyone! 🙂 I missed having a full cup of coffee so much while I was pregnant (I cut back to 1/4 of a cup during that time, just like I did during my first pregnancy). Enjoying that morning cup is ultimately a moment of self-care in a very busy day!Recently, I’ve been very happy to have discovered Arbor Day Coffee. Have you guys tried this brand yet? It’s truly some of the smoothest, tastiest coffee I’ve EVER had! It made sense when I learned they grow their coffee beans in the rain forest, which results in a richer and fuller taste than other sun-grown coffees out there. SO COOL. You can learn more about Arbor Day Coffee here and you can explore Arbor Day’s coffee selection here!I’ve partnered with Arbor Day Coffee to giveaway 12 (YES, 12!!!) of their coffees, valued at over $93, to one of you! To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment on this blog post and then confirm you left the comment via the widget, below. The confirmation will serve as your entry to the giveaway!
Also, you can use code GIRLABOUTCOLUMBUS for 10% off of your online order, valid through Dec 31, 2018 🙂 After I have my cup of coffee, if it’s during the week, I get dressed, do my hair, and put my makeup on. I usually feel decently rushed doing all of these things but, I’d rather spend my time waking up while reading, eating, and drinking my coffee. It helps set my mindset for the day. I’ve been like this for as long as I can remember!Next, my husband and I wake up the girls, get them ready, and I drop them off. Last, I typically listen to a podcast or two while on the way to work. This is what works for me! What’s your morning routine look like? Do you need a morning routine or can you just wake up and go?