Creating Routines for the Whole Family Removes Stress

Bedtime routines are not just for your kids. Even as adults, a bedtime routine is a must. However, for you it might be more of an evening routine combined with the kids’ bedtime routine, but it’s for a good purpose. If you want to kiss your kids and tuck them in before relaxing until you go to bed, then you need a bedtime routine of your own. Grab your husband and tag team this routine together so that you are more relaxed, have more energy and wake up to a clean house.

Clean as You Go

One of the easiest ways to cause yourself stress is to go to bed with a messy house. If you’re anything like me, you can’t do it. Really – it’s physically impossible. So you have no choice but to clean up your house before you go to bed. You don’t want to do it when you’re exhausted and ready to sleep, so do it beforehand. Clean as you go. This means starting with dinner. Clean the dishes as you use them, place them in the dishwasher and wipe things down when you’re done. You won’t have a kitchen left to clean after dinner if you do it this way.

Split Up the Duties

Let your husband give the kids their baths and dress them in their favorite pajamas while you prepare school lunches, pick out school clothes, run the vacuum over the rugs and the wet jet over the floors. You’ll both finish up at the same time, giving you plenty of time to sit down and read those bedtime stories as a family.

Don’t Leave Anything

There won’t always be a load of laundry but if there is, put it away. Don’t leave anything for the following day. It’s hard to sit down and relax for the evening if you’re thinking about all the things you have to do in the morning, so go ahead and do as much as you can now so that you can go to bed relaxed and wake up even more relaxed.


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