Simple Morning Habits for the Mother

Once upon a time, I had four little ones under six. I was delightfully happy, but also had dark circles under my eyes. Today, I’m sharing some morning habits and encouragement for the mother.

mother at a kitchen table sipping a cinnamon latte

The days of breathing in the newborn smell and baby wearing your infant are so sweet and fleeting. It’s a special time you won’t ever get back and no matter how hard you try, it moves by quickly.

Homemaking takes a back seat as snuggles with the newborn and book reading with the toddler fill up most of the daytime hours. You will look back fondly on these times.

Once you enter the next phase in motherhood, you will be thankful for where you are, but those days will always be something special. There’s nothing like the baby-drunk, newborn glow.

All of the clichés about the days lasting forever and the years flying by are true, so soak it all up and treasure it in your heart.

a stormy morning that is dark outside with a candle burning

Morning Blessings for Mothers

It doesn’t have to be much, but once the newborn haze wears off, take advantage of the morning moments. It might not be hours that you enjoy, maybe it’s only thirty minutes, but savor it.

Waking early in the morning is such a blessing for mothers. You get to sip a cup of coffee or tea, read a few lines in your bible, and greet your children with a smile upon them waking.

If you’re really amazing, you might even be dressed and have your hair brushed. I seem to stay in my jammies and robe until after breakfast, but I think being pulled together before they rise is a great goal.

The Best Morning Blessings

  • The Quietness– Mornings are the time when the house is the most quiet. The television has yet to be flipped on and the coffee pot is the only thing making noise.
  • The Sunrise– The sunrise is such a lovely thing to start the day with.
  • The Slowness– There isn’t much that is better than a slow start to a morning. No rushing. No yelling. Just slowly sipping coffee, padding around the house, and soaking in the morning blessings.

Morning Coffee for Mothers

It always seems like to treat to drink a cup of morning coffee before the kids wake up. It’s a simple thing, but something that beckons me to rise. The entire ritual seems fitting for an early morning- the slow brew, the sweet smell, the vintage cup.

This is my treat for waking early. I look forward to my cup of coffee and rising early. I know how exhausting motherhood can be. It’s not just that you are tired and want more sleep. It’s also because you are pouring yourself out every day. This cup is a little prelude treat to the rest of your day.

Morning Coffee Recipe

I love a cup of straight coffee, but a latte is also welcomed. It’s amazing how many people are intimidated by a fancy cup of coffee, but it’s not hard… I promise. If I can make this latte recipe without any fancy gadgets, then so can you.

Let’s make a simple cinnamon latte together and have it as our morning coffee, shall we?

Cinnamon Latte Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 cups Strong Black Coffee– You will need to pour 1/2 cup of strong black coffee in your mug. This recipe will make 4 lattes, hence the calling for 2 cups of coffee, so you can either share or drink several throughout the day.
  • 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon– I use an organic ground cinnamon for this recipe. You will also need a bit for sprinkling over the top of your finished latte.
  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar– You can use whatever sweetener you’d like. I prefer an organic cane sugar or maple sugar for this recipe.
  • 4 cups Whole Milk– I use whole milk for my lattes because I find that the flavor is better, but you can use a milk alternative if you’d like.

Cinnamon Latte Recipe Instructions in 4 easy steps

  1. Brew your 2 cups of strong black coffee.
  2. Place the cinnamon, sugar, and milk in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Stir to make sure it doesn’t burn.
  3. Once the milk mixture begins to boil, remove the saucepan from the stove.
  4. Top your 1/2 cup of black coffee with the milk mixture and sprinkle with cinnamon. Enjoy!
the bible and coffee on a table with a candle burning

Morning Bible Verse for Mothers

While I love my morning coffee and I go to bed looking forward to it, I know that my time in the Word is what fuels me for the day.

The quiet start to your day will be wonderful, but having the Word on the tip of your mind is what will allow you to move through your day with grace.

I can’t even begin to count how many times my flesh was beginning to well up and spew out of my mouth, when the Word came and snuffed it out. I am a more pleasant mother because of the reading of my bible and the prayers that start my days.

You should clothe yourselves instead with the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God.

1 Peter 3:4

Morning Homemaking

My morning homemaking is typically saved for after the kids are awake. Under no circumstances do I do anything that would rouse the sweet beasts from their slumber before it is time. I soak up every moment of quiet.

But, once they are awake, it is a good time to empty the dishwasher or tuck away air dried dishes. Starting the day with a clean slate always makes homemaking so much better.

Before I go to bed, or in the late evenings while I sit and chat with Mark, I run the dishwasher. The next morning, they are ready to be put away and loaded again with another day’s dishes. If I forget the night before to start the dishwasher, I will start it promptly after breakfast dishes have been placed in it.

As I shared in my Morning Habits post, making the bed is always part of my morning homemaking.

These two tasks, ensuring a clean kitchen sink and tidy bedroom, help my homemaking throughout the day to be more efficient.

cream puffs and a cup of tea on a kitchen counter

Morning Quote for Mothers

I think for most mothers, it’s important to have other mamas who have gone before you and reach back and encourage you. I know that it has helped me.

Taking quotes from godly mothers and pinning it to your memory can be helpful during trying days.

“One of the marks of a godly woman is that she takes responsibility for her soul’s need for joy and delight. A woman is a conductor, who leads the orchestra of her surroundings in the songs and music of her life. God is a God of creativity and dimension, and so He is pleased when we we co-create beauty in our own realm, through the power of His Spirit.”

Sally Clarkson, Desperate

Easy Cinnamon Latte

Liz Quick
I don't have any fancy coffee or espresso equipment, but I love cinnamon lattes . I just have my coffee pot and a whisk. This cinnamon latte is delicious and easy to whip together and you don't need any fancy gadgets!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 3 mins
Total Time 8 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 4 lattes
Calories 50 kcal

Equipment

  • saucepan
  • coffee maker
  • whisk

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups strong black coffee
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons organic cane sugar
  • 4 cups whole milk

Instructions
 

  • Brew 2 cups of strong black coffee.
  • Place the cinnamon, sugar, and milk in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Stir to make sure it doesn’t burn.
  • Once the milk mixture begins to boil, remove the saucepan from the stove.
  • Top your 1/2 cup of black coffee with the milk mixture and sprinkle with cinnamon. Enjoy!

Notes

This recipe will make 4 lattes, hence the calling for 2 cups of coffee, so you can either share or drink several throughout the day.
You can use whatever sweetener you’d like. I prefer an organic cane sugar or maple sugar for this recipe.
I use whole milk for my lattes because I find that the flavor is better, but you can use a milk alternative if you’d like.
Keyword cinnamon latte, homemade latte, simple latte

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11 Comments

  1. I’m just coming out of the newborn haze and trying to get more of a morning routine happening. I love getting up before the kids (or, really, I love having gotten up before them- in the moment I want more sleep!) Thanks for the inspiration and reminder that I do actually want to do that.

  2. I love reading all of your helpful tips for the home and spiritual needs. You seem to be a very organized woman with every aspect of your life. The Bible seems to be very important in your life, and that is very refreshing!!

    1. I am so thankful that you stopped by. We all have seasons of struggle, so don’t be too hard on yourself. 🙂

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