Ok, 'routine' might not be completely accurate as with still having littles at my feet can make it difficult to get everything I hope to do for myself accomplished in an orderly manner consistently first thing in the morning. But 'routine' is the best word I can think to use that is, well, understandable.
(Sorry, Beatrix, that its taken so long to get around to posting my 'routine', but better late than never, huh?)
~I get out of bed anywhere from 5:30-7am. I think it should be more consistent, but because we still have Littles my sleep is often disturbed so I allow myself the freedom to stay in bed longer some mornings when the Littles also allow it. My sleep & quality is really random at this stage in life, and I have to Go With The Flow. Some mornings, like today, I can successfully sneak out of bed about 4:30am and go unnoticed by Laars, but many mornings I lay awake in bed meditating/praying so not to disturb sleeping boys.
~ Potty Break! Some mornings I do an enema to help my body eliminate from the nights cleansing. This isn't on any kind of 'schedule'. I do it as I feel (intuitively) that my body wants/needs it, and as time permits
~Body Scrub (the T-Tapp way) to help with elimination, and improve circulation to skin
~Brush hair with firm brush (or you could use a wooden comb) to get tangles out, then scrub scalp & clean hair with a Boar Bristle Brush to improve circulation and distribute natural oils for healthy hair. This needs to be done in small sections, methodically working over my skull. I have found I can't use the Boar Bristle Brush alone as it would take infinity to work out the knots in my thick hair. That's why I start with a stiff brush.
~Scrub Face (with a softer brush than a body brush) vigorously to improve circulation, gently exfoliate. At same time I do some face squints and stretches for toning.
~Spray body, face and hair with homemade blend of essential oils in water. I just put water in a small spray bottle and add EO's as I like, but usually some blend including (or even solely) cinnamon as I like a spicy smell versus flowery. I often use lavender, or geranium, but never leave out my cinnamon. Endless possibilities.
~Apply jojoba oil to my face and neck for moisture and sun-protection (SPF 4)
~Drink at least 1 glass (if not 2 glasses) of filtered water
~Putter in the kitchen and help littles with their own morning 'routines'
~Drink a glass of fresh juice (if Chelle or Everette make it), or make myself a glass of water with 1 oz aloe vera gel, juice of one lemon, a tsp or so of unpasteurized honey, maybe a pinch of cayenne pepper
~If I'm feeling ravenous (which isn't often, especially when I've drank enough fluids), I will eat an apple (or Laars' leftover apple cores with lots of flesh still on them) OR our version of Muesli..... I soak about 1/2 cup of organic rolled oats with hot water, add a couple chopped dates, some goji berries and a few shakes of unsweetened coconut.
~Then its usually time for cuddles with little ones and maybe do some reading with them, or sit & have a discussion with Everette or read aloud with him. This is our Connection Time, if the littles allow it ;) or we fit it in some other time of the day.
I'll try and post an Evening Routine later.