Mornings at our house are really hard.
One of my children has really bad reflux and it is at its worst during the first couple of hours that they are awake and therefore those first couple of hours are spent trying our hardest to push through and get done the absolute basics if even that in between cleaning up the aftermath of that reflux.
There have been numerous times that I have been feeding one child with one hand and holding a bucket in front of the other with my other hand.
We go through a couple different outfits every morning and it has nothing to do with being indecisive about what we want to wear.
These morning time challenges come morning after morning following night after night of being up late.
As a result I found myself always starting the day off already behind. This cycle of starting the day already behind was very much a challenge for me for quite awhile.
I’d read quite a few books and articles on time management, organizing etc trying to find some solutions but didn’t have much luck finding any strategies I could successfully apply in our unique situation.
Well I’m excited to say all that has changed!
I have finally come across some solid strategies and advice that have helped to bring a nice rhythm and routine to our mornings (and evenings as a result!) that is giving me that little bit of headway I have been craving.
What is the resource you ask? It is the Make Over Your Mornings 14 day Online Course by Crystal Paine.
Her blog not only helps women get it together in the area of finances but also in life in general.
The words of wisdom she shares on her blog have empowered me to be an intentional wife, an intentional mom, an intentional friend, and intentional with all the day to days of life.
One of the unique things about Crystal that has stood out to me over the years I’ve been reading her blog is her genuine ability to think outside of her own circumstances and truly be able to see the intricacies of the challenges others are facing, even if she is not facing those same challenges.
Crystal is not a mother of a special needs child herself but she is one who I can say gets it.
She gets it in the sense that she knows she doesn’t get it but she knows it’s hard, it can be isolating, that mothers of children with special needs have unique challenges they face and she doesn’t hesitate to acknowledge that the hardships a mother of a child with special needs experiences are different than her own.
This is something I have long admired her for.
When Crystal announced her 14 day Make Over Your Mornings Course was available for purchase I bought it quickly and confidently knowing I would be able to apply her advice in some way to help me get a grip on my mornings.
(Click here to grab your Make Over Your Mornings course!)
When I started the course (which can be done in 15 min a day!) I was absolutely blown away, not just by the top notch quality and content of the videos and included downloadable workbook, but by the fact that several times throughout the course (specifically on Day 2 and Day 8 of the videos) Crystal gives very specific applicable advice for parents caring for a child with special needs.
She then takes it a step further and gives some very needed (for me at least!) affirmation and encouragement in the video segment for day 8 “Creating a to do list that serves not strangles.”
I showed my husband the video for Day 8 and he was very pleasantly surprised as well. We’ve found it to be very rare (and maybe we’ve just been looking in the wrong places) but we rarely come across someone with the success and reach that Crystal has, who does not have a child with special needs herself, who considers and includes families with a child with special needs the way she does in her Make Over Your Mornings Course and as I have seen her do on her blog.
I don’t want to give the impression that if you go to her site or take the course you will find every post dedicated to special needs parenting. That is not the case at all.
What you will find though is a site and course dedicated to helping women live their lives well, and that means all women, including moms of children with special needs.
I wholeheartedly recommend the Make Over Your Mornings Course. It’s a course I think all women (single, married, mom or not, working or stay home, have a child with special needs or not) will find beneficial.
It’s not a course you’ll be rolling your eyes at saying I can’t do that, I have tube feeds to do, therapies to get to, doctors appointments to schedule or anything else that is overwhelming in your life.
I get it, I am there and I have found the course to be very practical, helpful and applicable to my unique circumstances as a special needs mother.
The information and action steps contained in the course are laid out so they can be applied to your own life in a way that makes sense and works for your unique circumstances.
One final very important note, Make Over Your Mornings is NOT a course about waking up early, it’s a course all about how to use your morning time well (whatever time mornings start for you) for the sole purpose of living the rest of your days intentionally and well!
***If you want to know some specifics of the changes I’ve implemented in our mornings as a result of the course, a couple people asked that and I shared more about it in the comments. Just scroll down a bit and there’s more about that there 😊.***
Click here to grab your Make Over Your Mornings course!
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If you take the course, please leave a comment below. I would love to hear how it’s helped you!
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