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Written by Caitlin Curley of My Little Poppies.
When I was a little girl, my parents had this morning rule: I had to turn up the heat, make the coffee, and wait until the coffee had filled to the 10-line before I could enter their room and wake them up.
That’s a bit of ’80s-style parental genius right there.
What I’m trying to say is: I’m an early riser.
It’s in my blood.
Being a morning person has served me well as a homeschooling mom. Waking before my kids gives me plenty of space for the things I love, like reading, writing, and exercise. Our days run more smoothly when I do these things.
I’m going to be honest: It’s winter here in New Hampshire and the mornings are dark and cold. I’m awake at 5 or 6 a.m., but I’m not doing all those important things that help our day to have rhythm.
Instead, I lay in bed dozing, or reading, or silently scolding myself for not getting up.
I guess you could say I’m experiencing a bit of homeschool hibernation at the moment.