Join The Maximize Your Mornings Challenge!

The other day I got this email from Michelle:

I was inspired by your ebook about morning routines. I’d like to work
through the steps on my blog, inviting my readers to download the book
from you and work through it with me step by step, if that’s okay with
you. It’d be similar to a book club/accountability group. I’d like to
run the series every Monday in August.

Well!!! That’s just about the coolest idea ever. So if you need help and accountability as you try to Maximize Your Mornings, you’ll definitely want to visit Michelle’s blog and join the challenge.

Summer is approaching it’s end and the school year is fast approaching. It’s the perfect time to make the most of your mornings and start developing a solid routine.

I hope to see you at the Maximize Your Mornings Challenge!

Curious: When does school start in your neck of the woods? I seems like they keep moving it earlier each year…

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  • Michelle says:

    Thanks so much, Kat! I’m thrilled that you’re as excited about this as I am!

    The fact that I’m commenting close to midnight is proof that I NEED to work through this eBook! I can’t wait to put your steps into action!

    So many readers have joined in already to encourage and support each other. We’d love to have more of you join us!
    .-= Michelle´s last blog ..Consider this your wake up call! =-.

  • Tara says:

    Being in Australia, our school year starts in February and ends in December… so that we can have summer holidays.
    .-= Tara´s last blog ..Eye-Spy a Cayleism =-.

    • Kat says:

      Celebrating summer in December would seriously mess with my mind. You probably think the same thing about June!

  • jane says:

    So exciting! And now that the baby has moved in with her siblings we finally have our room free to wake up early again!

    Oh and school here doesn’t start till the Wednesday after labor day. Apparently something about the teacher’s contract. I’ll be sad when summer is over though, I love having so much control over how we spend our time and being able to prioritize things like naps, adventures, and free play.

  • Carolyn says:

    The MYM challenge sounds exciting. Think I will have to try that!

    As for school, my little boy has been in school for 2 1/2 weeks already! Year round school. 9 weeks on…3 weeks off!!!

  • Kimberly says:

    August 11? I want to move to Indiana — I can’t wait for school to start again! We start Wednesday, September 1. I just recently downloaded both of Kat’s e-books and I *love* them. I won’t mention how early I have to wake up to get time to myself, but it really does the trick. I put together a youtube playlist of inspiring songs to play while I do my praying and planning; it’s so relaxing and uplifting. And I *love* my new mission statement! I read it and even write it on the back of an index card in the morning now. It really keeps me focused. What a great way to start the day!

  • holly says:

    august 18th for us. this is early for some parts of the country, but for us (in SC), it’s a few weeks later than what we were doing a couple of years ago.
    my stepson is starting middle school this year, so we have a later start time (8:20, as opposed to 7:45). it’ll be interesting how this affects things.
    my son is only 17 months old so we have a while before we have to worry about back to school for him 🙂
    .-= holly´s last blog ..out of the mouths of moms =-.

  • Amy says:

    School starts for students on August 24th. But, being a teacher, I go back to my classroom, and my kids to daycare :(, on August 2nd.

    • Kat says:

      Oh, what a bummer. But can I just say THANK YOU for loving on kids? I can’t imagine the stamina and patience it takes to be a teacher. You are a super hero!!!!!!

  • Elisabeth says:

    Sounds like something I need!

    We homeschool and did school off & on over the summer. We’ve taken a bit of break, but I plan to start up again on Aug. 16 after our family vacation. The schools here generally start at the end of August or beginning of September… many follow the start-up time of the local university.

  • Lisa says:

    I love this idea! I just downloaded the eBook. We go back to school in September. This would really help my mornings be less stressful!
    .-= Lisa´s last blog ..Hanging up my design hat for now =-.

  • Leslie R says:

    School here also starts the day after Labor Day. State law. They don’t want us to miss the state fair.

  • Sam says:

    School starts here Aug 24, but we’re homeschooling and I think we’ll start after the fair ends…or the day after Labor Day.

  • Mary says:

    This sounds like a great idea. We are moving into a new phase this year with my son starting high school. He will have to be at school by 7:30 each day, the earliest start time he’s ever had.

    School will start Aug 11th here. When I was in school, a few years back…lol, we started the day after Labor Day. Our state government is trying to make it a standard that we all go back to the September start date. Of course I live in Indiana and our state can’t even agree on a time zone so I have serious doubts that we will be able to agree on a school start date either.

  • Joelle says:

    This is a great idea. I am joining in, though I am kind of late.

  • Phyllis says:

    I had just come across your ebook that I had downloaded from awhile ago about a week and a half ago. After much prayer about some things in our family, I knew that I needed to change how I was “handling” mornings. For the last several days, I have been praying your prayer “Lord, help me to get out of bed!” And He has! : ) I am really excited to learn about the challenge. I will head over to her blog and “sign up!” Thanks for your work!

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