Monday, March 14, 2011

Help me find the good in Mornings!

This is a sponsored post from BlogHer and Tropicana.

- This is a long post, but you'll want to read it all... at the end there is a chance to win a good prize!

Okay,
I have a confession to make:

I am NOT a morning person...

you may all gasp as I hang my head in shame.

{I had contemplated inserting a photo of me in the morning here, then I realized I'm not that brave}

With friends at one of our favorite morning haunts


Actually I think this is not much of a confession as I have shared this fact before here on my blog, but here I am sharing it again.

You see, the fact that I am not a morning person has bothered me ever since I can remember. You've all heard the saying I'm sure "early to rise makes a man healthy, wealth and wise."  Well not me.

It's one thing that I would like to change about myself, but have tired numerous times in the past and have come to the conclusion that I am wired to be a night owl. However I am not willing to give up.

It's okay...

Since I have become a Mom and my kids have gotten older I have noticed that I've gotten "better" at mornings.  I have a teenager that gets up every morning and goes to early morning seminary for church, (she is not a morning person either, I wonder where she inherited that trait ? *wink*) and 9 yr old twins that need to be up, dressed, fed and ready to go when the bus comes to pick them up.

I tell all of you this because, I've been asked to write about mornings AGAIN!  I have to laugh because I think that someone is trying to tell me something. So now for the 2nd time you get to hear about my struggles with the "a.m.".

Tropicana asked me to write a bit about how I put the "good" in mornings... Since I'm not a morning person I've had to make a little extra effort to make my mornings GOOD... I have 3 kids that need me at 6:30 am  so I had to figure something out.

Before I tell more about my mornings, I thought I'd share with you a couple of things I learned this week from the good folks at Tropicana...

-Did you know that every 59 ounce Tropicana bottle contains the juice of 16 oranges? I didn't...

-Did you know that the ONLY thing in Tropicana Pure Premium orange juice is ORANGE JUICE? I didn't know this... I was under the mistaken presumption that grocery store juices had loads of added sugar.. Tropicana does not.. there is NO added sugar or artificial sweeteners!!

-Did you know that it only costs .50 cents for an 8 ounce glass of Tropicana juice and that 8 ounces give you TWO servings of fruit for the day? I didn't know this either...I hate to admit but I rarely get all of my recommended fruit servings in per day. (I don't really like fruit, I'd rather drink it that eat it).

-Did you know that a glass of OJ contains, Vitamin C, Folate, Potassium, & Thiamin?  Yep, there is a FULL days supply of vitamin C,  and as much potassium as a banana.

Pretty cool I think... I was really most surprised about the no added sugar, and the fact that for only .50 cents you can give your family 2 of their servings  of fruit a day.

I thought I'd share just a bit of what our family likes to do for breakfast... then ask for your ideas and suggestions!

note the OJ in the photo

We LOVE to go out to breakfast... We are lucky that there are a couple of fun places where we live with excellent breakfasts.  Now it's not really practical to do this more than once every couple of months, but it makes for a fun weekend activity when we do get to go.

Christmas morning 2008
I also like to try to make breakfasts on Holidays extra special. We set the table, make a fun breakfast and all sit down and eat together. My husband makes great waffles! We also like to do this on Sundays when our church is not until the afternoon. It's a fun break from our normal "rush out of the house" morning routines!

So now here is where I need your help!

Not every day is a Holiday or practical for a breakfast out... so for those of you that ARE morning people, how do you do it? Please tell me, help a girl out!

What's your best tip for me to make for a good morning???   After I get the kids all off to school, I tend to crash a bit... so what's your trick or your routine? Do you make the beds, jump straight in the shower, or head to the gym?

What's the thing that you do to put the GOOD in morning???

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Libby's Library said...

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humanecats said...

I do something I want to do, then something I don't until its all done.

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Angel Jacklyn said...

MY BEST TIP WOULD BE TO DRIVE THROUGH & GET YOURSELF A NICE MOCHA LATTE kytah00@yahoo.com

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Anna said...

Mine is to start out my day with Oatmeal And Fruit. With a glass of Orange Juice. Then going into my zumba workouts!

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Shelley said...

I'm not a morning person, either. I do much better if I get up before everyone else and have a few moments of quiet! :)

Karina said...

Juice always puts me in a good mood

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Karine Traverse said...

We are not the healthiest family. Myself, husband and the girls usually skip breakfast or just grab something quick, but I do attempt to keep it good. Usually as we munch our cereal I at least try to include some fresh fruit or 100% juice with the meal.

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Saundra said...

I'm not a morning person either. My children are grown now and out of the house so I can be a little laid back. However, when I do have to get moving the shower wakes me up and motivates me to get going. Love to eat fruit and oatmeal in the morning. Oatmeal sticks with me all morning and into the afternoon. Thanks for the giveaway.
~Saundra
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heartnsoulcooking said...

To put GOOD in my families morning we start with I LOVE YOU!!! and then a heathly breakfast to start our day. Weather if it's a glass of orange juice and a bran muffin or a smoothie made with orange juice, yogurt and favorite fruit.
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jenspurg said...

We try to have everything ready the night before so no one is rushed in the mornings. I also try ot have a healthy breakfast ready.
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Calli Makes Do said...

How fun Melissa to see you on an ad. I did even look at the ad said, I just saw your face and clicked! I am a morning person. But the best way to put the good in morning is with a routine that works. Also doing a few things the evening before, like straightening the house, setting out outfits, putting together backpacks with everyone's homework IN the bags.

Courtney said...

I'm right there with you.. I am NOT a morning person either. I put "good" in my morning by getting a good breakfast. I love yogurt and fresh fruit.

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ms-texas said...

i put the Good in morning by enjoying the company of may family!

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Howell said...

I get revved up with a cup of joe.

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pestkaj said...

I start my day with caffeine and fresh fruit...

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Carol Peterman/TableFare said...

I get going and do as much as I can. At the first sign of a crash I head to the shower and get cleaned up which reinvigorates me. Also I strongly suggest a nice mid-morning snack. Maybe some JO?!

pickledseeds said...

I start my morning with a smoothie.

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Linh C. said...

I make myself a list of things to do that day, get ready (shower/change), and put on shoes. I find that having shoes on makes me want to get things done.

Melanie said...

I try to eat breakfast in the mornings to get me going!

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The Lowry's said...

I like to spend time with my boy doing learning activities after my older girl goes to school. Then we play and go about the rest of our day.
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Krystal said...

I find that my whole day goes SO much smoother if I get my butt right into the shower and get myself dressed and ready for the day. If I don't- if I stay in my jammies (which I always want to do), I tend to move slower, get less done, feel less productive in general.

Pixel Berry Pie Designs said...

A good breakfast certainly helps put some good in my morning. Something like oatmeal with fruit in it is excellent.

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April said...

I don't have kids but I do have things I need to do before I get ready for work (make coffee, walk dogs, feed cat, clean litter box, etc.) so I get it all done first as quickly as possible. Then I have 'me' time where I sit, enjoy my coffee and surf the web. After a set time I then shower and do the 'get me to work' routine. Don't know if that helps you or not though.

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Jeannette said...

I love orange juice, just recently started eating oranges again :)

allysmama said...

My daughter and I share a healthy breakfast and have some mommy-daughter chit chat, and it always gets my day off to a good start!
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Chacoy said...

I try to prepare the night before and it makes the morning a lot more easier! I also don't hurry & get showered or do the cleaning up, I take a little time for myself before I get going! Try it, it might help with the lag!
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Tracy R said...

I get up early enough to linger for a while before work. I enjoy coffee first, then a nice glass of OJ with a light breakfast a little later.

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PurpleLarkspur said...

I put the “good” in my morning by giving myself enough time to get ready, eat breakfast and get to work. There is nothing worse then being rushed!

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Texas Type A Mom said...

The thing I do to put the Good in morning is by taking time to snuggle and play with my daughter!

debbie said...

I choose something for each day that I want to accomplish. That starts my day, as feeling like I have done something.
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Gina @ the Crave to Save said...

I put the "good" in my morning by working out and following up with a healthy breakfast before I have to go to work.
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Anne said...

Workout + good breakfast = a good morning!

VickieB said...

Give yourself a few minutes to refresh after getting the kids off, then get up and just start doing.

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dawns41 said...

My husband puts the good in my morning because he wakes me up with coffee being ready.
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victoria99 said...

I'm with you, I'm not such a great morning person BUT I have to get up at 5:00 AM 7 days a week. I take a shower to wake me up and each a bagel and OJ.
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Sunnymay said...

Facing the good in the morning is easer if sports are involved. Otherwise it's more of a take-with meal like yogurt or cereal in a cup with milk added.

mickeyfan said...

I am also not a morning person. I set my alarm for about 20 min before I HAVE to get up, so I can hit the snooze a couple times and still be ok. When the kids were home, I also was pretty mellow about what they ate for breakfast. If they wanted pizza, ok. Cake? I don't see the difference between that and many cereals. As long as they ate, I was fine.

dvice12 said...

To put the GOOD in morning I go for a brisk walk
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Chip said...

I wake my kids up with a hug and a "good morning". Then while they get ready for school, I make their breakfast. They are old enough to do it themselves, but it gives us time to sit down and visit for a little bit before they dash out the door.
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christy said...

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Anonymous said...

I like to put the GOOD in my morning with a nice, hot shower!

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sweetsue said...

I make fruit smoothies every morning to ensure we all have good nutrition.
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thisoldbroad said...

Bagel w/cream cheese, bacon crumbles & fresh chives & a glass of juice. I could & do eat this almost every morning.

Becca said...

I wake up a little earlier than necessary so that I get some "me time" in the morning. Good luck and thanks! sbcashortie at hotmail dot com

Debra Hall said...

its the best thing to keep my sugar in check
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Lynn Perry said...

What puts the good in the morning? Knowing that my daughter who is 11 is responsible and capable of getting herself up and ready for school. I also enjoy making lunch for her. Also walking her to the bus and off the bus in the afternoon definitely put the good in the day.

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amp said...

I always try to start the day on a positive and happy note, not fighting or negative. I always ask what good thing they will do that day and wish them a good day. I attempt to provide a good food start as well with the healthiest things they will eat including orange juice!


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Melissa O. said...

First thing I do is walk the dog...it's amazing how well things go when I start my day with some fresh air.

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Rita M said...

The "good" in my morning means a healthy breakfast.
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karenb834 said...

We like orange juice in our home and the Tropicana plus Calcium is what I buy, the taste is great. Thanks for the giveaway

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Jolene said...

we eat a healthy breakfast and usually have juice

Jeanentt said...

I start my days off with seven mile run. That always puts the "good" in my morning!

Jenn S. said...

The one thing I do , to put the good in morning is get everything ready ahead of time. It makes it so much nicer and easier, if clothes are picked out and lunches are made. That gives me the time to relax, prepare a good breakfast and start the day on the right foot.

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Daniel M said...

everyone gets a big smile before they all go off - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

pattycake said...

need a cup of coffee to start off the day

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Nancy said...

To to put the GOOD in my morning, I start with a healthy breakfast and a walk. It is a great way to start the day.

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miriama said...

I have a glass of tropicana every morning. Seriously.

And I log into facebook to see my friends. After I talk with a few of them in the morning the day just seems brighter.

Jennai said...

My tip for getting kids to eat breakfast is to give them their favorites -- which in my case is bacon, eggs, toast and OJ
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Claire said...

I eat at least one fruit and veggie for breakfast to get my day started off healthy :)

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Anonymous said...

putoon some slas music while I water the plants and kick back with a glass of OJ for a few minutes before the day gets crazy


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Betty C said...

I am definitely not a morning person. Even if I am actively moving I'm not really awake until 10 am. What works best for me is having a regular routine. Then I don't have to do any thinking, I just keep moving.

Terri said...

Besides trying to make nutritious and delicious breakfasts, I try to put the 'good' in morning by pretending that I'm happy to be awake rather than wishing I were still in bed. A lot of times it really works and convinces not only the kids but me as well! Oh, and opening the windows to let the sun in does wonders!
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Terri said...

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Susan E. said...

I head to the gym, followed by a protein-packed breakfast.

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angie lilly said...

When things get hectic, its easy to grab something unhealthy and go. That is why I try to keep the freezer/fridge stocked with healthy on-the-go options like single serve Naked smoothies and fresh fruit!
Angie
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Emmy T said...

Love Tropicana, wish they would put all the good things into one bottle though; high pulp, calcium, and vitamin d. Haven't tried the premium one.

Emmy T said...

For a good morning I treat myself to Dunkin Donuts, it always makes me happy.

kolpin said...

i go for a strenuous walk or class at the gym, then eat fiber one and almond milk or egg whites
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Robin T said...

I drink a glass of orange juice before going to work each morning.

Scott said...

I love smoothies. They are great if you are in a rush or if you have all the time in the world. They pack a huge nutritional punch and in the summer when blended with ice they are like a frozen drink! Using
fresh fruit and OJ with ice in a blender = win!
Scott
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Barbara said...

I'm not a morning person at all, but my biggest hurdle is waking up and getting out of bed. After that it gets easier for me. So my tip is to get a wake up light that gradually gets brighter to wake me up gently. Plus I use the bird chirp option that's less jarring than the typical buzzing alarm.

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annmuth said...

I have coffee and yogurt in the am.
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susitravl said...

I walk my dogs - spending time outdoors with them always gets my day off to a good start.

PauleyD said...

I put the good in my morning by eating a healthy balanced breakfast and giving my wife and kids a hug and kiss before we start our day.

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Natalie said...

Count me in on the $100 and the yumminess of Tropicana OJ!

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jemscout425 said...

Drinking a latte on my back deck in the morning always makes me energized
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Tammy said...

I tend to make eggs, toast, and milk. I homeschool, so normally after breakfast we start on school.

Alicia said...

Making the cats get out of bed too. If I can't sleep, neither can they!

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sksweeps said...

I try to put the good in my mornings by making sure that we have a good breakfast to start the day (fruit, protein, carbs). Then, once my daughter is out the door, I sit down and enjoy the quiet and work on things that I enjoy.

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crystalf said...

I get my girls off to a good start with a good breakfast and lots of hugs and kisses. thank you!
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Randominities said...

What we do to put the good into morning is to plan ahead so we're not running around.

I like a hot cup of tea and my girl sometimes likes her smoothies. She makes them with frozen fruit, yogurt and OJ.

Erica C. said...

In the morning I take a few minutes to myself and do a crossword puzzle.

kjtroxel said...

I am not a morning person either and I have to get three boys to their destinations and look professional for work by 7:30 (OUCH!)
Here's my tip:
On Sat or Sun or both I make very big batches of pancakes and/or waffles (whole wheat/applesauce/yummalicious)
Freeze the extras and I have a breakfast all the boys like and super microwavable fast...and better than the store bought variety.
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latishajean said...

I hate morning I need my coffee in the morning can't do anything without it! Great giveaway thank you.
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js22 said...

LOL, we make the morning routine as easy as possible - showers/baths/wash hair the night before, set clothes out the night before. Set breakfast & dishes on table the night before - as much as possible anyway! Program coffeemaker the night before.
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Margie said...

A walk on the treadmill is always energizing for me. A bit of coffee helps too. I store my email over in my Blogger profile. Thanks!

Theresa said...

I put the good in my morning by waking up 30 minutes before everyone else, so I can have a little quiet me time. Then I have the energy to focus on making sure everyone else has some good in their morning as well.

Thanks!
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slehan said...

No help from this night owl...
The good in my morning comes from doing as much as possible the night before so I don't have to stress out.
Thanks for the contest.

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pauline15 said...

Since I head off to work after getting the kids off to school, a break just isn't possible. However, on Sunday’s, I will make a bunch of different flavored waffles for my kids like banana waffles, cinnamon waffles, or some awesome recipe I find online and freeze them for my kids to enjoy on school mornings. It’s quick and works great!
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mail4rosey said...

We put 'good' in our mornings by making sure everyone's fueled up with breakfast and juice or milk; sometimes both...even on the days that are very hectic.

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RhymeSchemesAndDaydreams said...

I try to snatch a few moments to read while my husband is in the shower. It helps me relax a bit before starting the day.

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Kitty Cardero said...

I listen to music to put the GOOD in morning.

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Eve said...

One tip I can give you is to read a quote in the morning that you love, and you can start off the day with good thoughts

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Darlene said...

I start every morning with breakfast.

guettel78 said...

Since the morning is usually the only "me time" I have, I usually take the first couple hours before I have to be out the door to get in my workout, which I usually combine by watching a favorite show I recorded the previous night or watching a movie while I exercise. It's a nice way to start the day on a fun note, while at the same time energizing me for the day ahead!

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kakihara said...

I start my day withe a glass of tropicana orange juice I love that it's refreshing --it gets me going in the morning--I have it with Greek yogurt and whole wheat toast with almond butter.
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Becky said...

Honestly making sure everything is running as smooth as possible makes the good in my morning..clothes out, kids goo, etc..

dddiva said...

I would love to help you out but I am as far from a morning person as you can get and my kids are all teens-20's now so in my case it didn't get better.

I still have to get up at 6 to get the little one out the door on time, but we're more of don't look at me til I have had my coffee and it's about noon so I send them off with a have the best day possible (I tried the whole have a great day and get snarled at).

A couple things that help is doing EVERYTHING you can ahead of time including having quick grab and go smoothies & breakfasts (fruit cut and frozen, grab yogurt & juice and just have to dump in blender).

Hope you find something that helps- and if you do I'd be grateful if you'd share lol.

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dddiva said...

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brianpiero said...

Thanks for the giveaway...my wife & I exercise with a skiing machine & treadmill, respectively, each morning before the kids are fully conscious, then we have coffee-juice-and a breakfast smoothie, ... we make sure the kids eat a good balanced breakfast (i.e. school days) which consists of eggs & some combination of whole wheat bagels, oatmeal, orange juice, milk, fruit, & yogurt.

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Deborah Wellenstein said...

I put the good in good morning by eating a good healthy breakfast, and reading the paper. Thanks!

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Betty C said...

Tweet - http://twitter.com/willitara/status/57478558158831616

ShesAnAngel said...

I put the good in mornings by having things ready ahead of time and by making sure I have something for breakfast that is healthy that my children also enjoy like juice!

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ShesAnAngel said...

I tweeted

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Chisum Crew said...

We start off the morning with a kiss and prayers and then it's time for breakfast - usually cereal, fruit and oj. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

shelley said...

I'm not a morning person either but since I dont drink coffee I drink half a glass mountain dew get everyone ready then make breakfast , then try to excercise a bit and that helps.

Rachel said...

The first thing I do is hit the snooze button! I can't stand rushing out of bed at the alarm.

christal couturier said...

I hug and kiss my babies, then have my coffee and OJ
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carolpie said...

You guessed it! Work out for about an hour-every day! You must for your health, really. At first my hubby and I were so tired (55 and 57) but we built up and it is so much better.
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carolpie said...

Tweet

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taylorbagels said...

I like mornings started off with my kittys purring at my feet and spending time with them and a nice breakfast of eggs and whole wheat toast.

For me it's egg whites and Whole grain bread when possible, often in a hurry though.
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Diane52 said...

Please don't laugh too hard...but I turn up the radio real loud and sing and dance to whatever is playing! It's fun
Diane Baum
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Ardy22 said...

My tip is to get up earlier than everyone else to get your bearing straight!

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thatlittlehouse said...

i put the good in morning with orange juice and low fat and low sugar foods

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Jennifer Neal said...

A cup of tea and a crossword puzzle, love those! :)

Cindy said...

I start the day out with a good cup of coffee and a healthy breakfast. I save my juice for mid morning after I go for a walk.
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Cindy said...

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Atreau said...

I give myself a little time each morning to think about the possibility of the day.

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susansmoaks said...

the first thing i do in the morning is get a cup of coffee and then i'm off!

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