“I used to sleep until the last possible second, and my husband and I would carpool to work. I was a crabby mess until I’d had at least two Coke Zeros.” – Robyn Devine Share this quote on Twitter

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Robyn Devine

What is your morning routine?

My mornings start between 6 and 6:30am like clockwork. That’s when our son Owen wakes up, ready to go! He’s a toddler, so as soon as his internal clock goes off he wants to play trucks and eat breakfast and play more trucks!

During the week, he and I play for 30 minutes or so while my husband gets ready. Then the two of them head off together – Zach drops Owen off at daycare and then continues on to work.

Once the men have left the building, I move into hyper-drive until it’s time to catch the bus. I do a load of laundry every day (it’s the only way to keep on top of it!), work out what’s going to be for dinner and if I need to prep any of it, take a shower, and get the dishwasher loaded.

I then grab the bus at 9:30am and head to work.

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How long have you stuck with this routine so far?

I’ve been doing this most days since January (three months).

How has your morning routine changed over recent years?

I used to sleep until the last possible second, and my husband and I would carpool to work. I was a crabby mess until I’d had at least two Coke Zeros. Now I’m up earlier than ever, don’t drink soda any more  and take the bus to work.

Oh, and wrangle a toddler!

What time do you go to sleep?

I try to be in bed between 10 and 11:00pm. Closer to 10:00pm if I can make it work!

Do you have a morning workout routine?

HAHAHAHAHAHAH! If you count chasing after Owen while Zach showers and wrangling him into his clothes for the day, then I definitely do. Otherwise, my exercise comes from walking to and from the bus stop to work/home/school.

How soon do you check your phone in the morning, either for calls/messages or social media and news?

I try to wait to check my phone until after the boys have left for school/work. It keeps me focused on my son, grounded in the moments I have with him.

Once they’re gone however, I turn on the computer and get myself caught up on news/media for the morning, as well as check to see if I’m sharing a new hat that day.

What and when is your first drink in the morning?

Coffee, black and large.

We have a Keurig machine, so I make a double dose once Owen and Zach have left for the day and take my time drinking it while the washing machine does its thing and I check news/media/blogs for the morning.


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