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How long do you spend getting ready in the morning? What does your routine entail?”

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  • wow i can't complain! My alarm goes off at 6am - if my 1 year old is still sleeping - i hit snooze until 6:30ish. then i am up and brush teeth/shower/dry hair/get dressed and ready to go by 7:15ish. If my son wakes up during that time my husband gets up and gets him dressed, once he gets in the shower and i am dressed, i take over and we have breakfast together (favorite part!) then we are all ready and walk out the door together by 7:30 if all goes well... lately it's been more like 8am!

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Kate on 10th October 2007

  • Wake at 5:45. Get baby's breakfast and bottle ready. Wake and change baby. Feed baby until about 6:30. Somtimes my 3 yr old wakes before then. If so, she gets breakfast then. If not, I wake her at 6:30 and my husband takes over with the kids. Then I brush teeth, shower, dress, do my hair all by 6:50-ish. Then we finish getting kids dressed and ready to leave. Hopefully I am out of the house by 7:10 at the latest. My commute ranges from an hour to 1.5 hours (2 hours if there is an accident, snow, rain, sun glare, etc.).

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Dorene on 9th October 2007

  • 5:45 alarm - work out from 6 - 7
    7am wake up kids - while they are eating I shower, get dressed, dry my hair(takes the longest), skincare, teeth all about 30 min.
    7:30 - kids pactice piano and finish getting ready for departure to school at 7:55
    Drive kids to school - home by 8:05 make coffee and toss in a load of laundry, take vitamins and drink a protien shake.
    Walk to my office (I am also very thankful to work from home so no commute ) My husband has been working out of town most weekdays so no help from him.
    Start work at 8:10

    Doing a workout in the morning sets up my entire day to be great!

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by fhhc on 9th October 2007

  • On a normal school day, I spend about 90 minutes getting myself and my son ready. I wake up around 6:00 and take a shower. Then, I wake my son up. Next, I go downstairs and let the dog out, make lunch for myself and my son, and eat breakfast while I watch the news. Ideally, my husband gets up and gives my son chocolate milk at this time. I go back upstairs at 7:00 and get dressed and do hair and make-up. At 7:25, my husband and I walk my son to meet his bus, and I leave shortly afterward. Now that I have a baby, I am sure that our routine will have to be modified!

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by alanaransley on 9th October 2007

  • Just me or the whole family? I need about 40 minutes for myself and another 30 or so minutes for the kids (husband usually requires a few minutes for matching socks or some other silly task). Showers, hair, teeth, makeup, clothes, Airborne, vitamins, check the schedule, lunches, kiss-kiss honey, bye.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Rusty on 8th October 2007

  • Depends on what you consider the "routine". I get up 5:30ish and get dressed immediately in clothes I've set out the night before, brush my hair, brush my teeth, grab the laundry basket and toss in a load. This all takes about 15 minutes. My working day starts at 7:45.

    In between 5:45 and 7:45? I take an hour of me-time: reading, facial cleansing, maybe even a pedicure. I answer emails. I might write a blog post. Sometimes I go for a walk.

    I don't: make my kids' lunches (they've made their own since they were nine); get my family out of bed (it's their responsibility to get themselves to where they're going; they take the consequences if they don't); make breakfast (everyone makes their own, according to their own timetable).

    I do: sit with my kids when they eat, and chat about their days. Kiss my husband goodbye! I work from home, so my clients come to me. No commute, for which I am very grateful.

    The short story? My personal prep. time takes 15 minutes. (I shower in the afternoons, not the morning. We have only the one bathroom, and I don't want to wake people up as early as I wake, nor plug up an already busy room at prime time.)

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by MaryP on 8th October 2007

  • Throwing on jeans, brushing my teeth, and making my way to my computer - with a nice, hot cup of coffee!

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Lisa Marie Mary on 8th October 2007

  • Approximately 1 hour. Shower, Hair, sometimes Makeup, Clothes. That's the first 30 minutes. The other 30 is running around trying to get my husband and kid ready!

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by The Tattooed Mommie on 8th October 2007

  • I take FOREVER, especially compared to you ladies! :-) I'm up at 4:30 on weekday mornings. Stretches, shower, skincare, hairdryer, put on dog-walking clothes, start coffeemaker, walk the dog, eat breakfast, brush teeth, makeup, put on office clothes, fight with hair - that's what takes up the morning, and if I'm really on top of things I can be out the door by 6:45. I'm rarely that on top of things, though - a few minutes here and there to check e-mail, feed reader, and traffic reports online, and some conversation with my husband, and it's usually more like 7 when I leave. And by local standards, this is usually early enough to beat some traffic and make the 30-mile drive to work in about an hour. Luckily, my husband deals with the kids on the two mornings a week they're with us.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Florinda Pendley Vasquez on 8th October 2007

  • hmm, I am out the door in about 30 minutes - shower, dress, coffee, flick on mascara and run..although coffee and run are usually combined! Some mornings I work out, so that adds an hour..and most mornings I get up early enough to hang with my son for a bit-we like to snuggle on the couch, and then I get ready. My husband is in charge of mornings..he's a morning person and I'm not so that helps alot.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by OliveMartini on 8th October 2007

  • If I include my yoga work; I am up at 5:30 and out the door at 6:50. If I wasn't so tired or was more motivated in the hair care realm it would take longer.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by CursingMama on 8th October 2007

  • I am pretty quick. 10 minutes for shower and hair - well, I have such short hair that it literally takes a minute with some moose. 10 minutes for makeup and clothes. That's my max. On weekends when my husband is here watching our little one I'll do a quick mask, so that adds 5 minutes. But that's tops for me.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Nataly on 8th October 2007