4 Successful Summer Morning Habits

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.

I’ve been enjoying summer time with my kids this year. They’re definitely becoming little self managers as they get older, but here are 4 successful summer morning habits I try to encourage them to follow to make sure things run smoothly around here!

1. Sleep In

THEY’RE SLEEPING IN!! Every morning I let this little nugget of goodness seep into my consciousness. They’re. sleeping. in. I’ve always been a huge advocate of lots of sleep…not just because the house is a million times quieter and they look so cute, but because so much growing occurs during sleep. It’s taken seven years, but they’re finally allowing themselves to rest.

2. Get Creative

My kids are pretty good about balancing TV/tech time with creative play, but sometimes need a little creative encouragement to put the gadgets down. There is a golden hour every morning when they ignore me completely and play on their own.

3. Get Outside

I feel guilty if my kids are inside all day so if I’ve finished working and can see they’re starting to climb the walls, we leave. Sometimes it’s the library, sometimes it’s a water park or zoo, sometimes it’s the grocery store, and sometimes it’s bike riding with friends…but I need to get those legs outside! And probably mine too.

4. Eat!

It starts in the morning, but all day long “I’m hungry” is the number one complaint here so I nip it from the start by prepping platters of food at a time and we have an open smoothie policy. Add any fruit/veggie of your liking to any healthy drink of your liking and BAM…make your own smoothie. Under my supervision of course, because they’ll destroy my kitchen making the simplest of concoctions if left to their own devices.

For this smoothie Maile is using the new Silk Protein + Fiber Almond Blend. I love that they can excitedly put a drink together using so many healthy ingredients. It sure makes morning meal planning a whole a lot easier!

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.