During the winter months it can be difficult to feel awake and energized first thing in the morning. Between the darkness and the inevitable chill in the house, the struggle is real. In an ideal world I would wake up to a roaring fire and hot cup of tea waiting for me beside a cozy chair with a super soft blanket draped over it, inviting me to wake up at my own pace. In reality, I have kids to feed, responsibilities to attend to and well, I don't even own a fireplace. Here are a few simple routines I ...
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