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Get Your Day Off to a Great Start: A Morning Routine For Teen Girls

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Summer, oh how I love you! Long sunny days filled with unstructured time. Time to curl up and read a good book, float in the swimming pool, enjoy outdoor barbecues, spend late nights with friends, and savor the sleep-in-late mornings. Summer is time well spent re-charging our batteries and fortifying us for yet another school year.

Yes, school is just around the corner and making the transition from summer break to school can be challenging. As a mom and teacher, I feel the pain right alongside my students. My youngest especially struggles with mornings and getting out the door for school. As a young teenager, she loves to sleep in, and I love that summer gives her the time to slow down a bit and get some much needed extra sleep.

Get Your Day Off to a Great Start: A Morning Routine For Teen Girls includes a printable checklist of ten easy steps to help you get ready for school.

After a break from the morning alarm clock all summer long, morning routines are hard to revamp. We have found that school days always start best with a solid morning routine.  We call this the Good Morning Sunshine Routine.

Get Your Day Off to a Great Start: A Morning Routine For Teen Girls

Get Your Day Off to a Great Start: A Morning Routine For Teen Girls

The back-to-school transition time is also the perfect time on focus on healthy living. For many students, this is a brand new fresh start and getting off on the right foot is imperative. It can set the stage for a healthy, and fun-filled year of learning and new friends. Getting into a solid routine right off the bat is important to establish successful habits. This routine helps young girls make healthy choices, including personal hygiene and nutritious food so that they are ready to face the day.

As a middle school teacher, I can tell you that not all students take the time to care for themselves each morning. Brushing teeth and putting on underarm deodorant rank right up there with eating a healthy breakfast! Seriously, kids, it’s imperative!

A healthy breakfast gives students the fuel they need to learn in school. Having fast and easy choices make for an easier morning. Some of our favorites include bagels topped with peanut butter, banana and honey; green smoothies; overnight blueberry oatmeal; bagels topped with cream cheese, tomato, and avocado; oatmeal topped with apples and cinnamon; and apple oat waffles.  #yum!

Part of a healthy morning also includes personal hygiene. I love that Tom’s of Maine® is passionate about doing good things for our schools and communities. They are a company after my own heart! Not only are all of Tom’s of Maine® natural personal care and oral care products are made with no artificial colors, flavors, fragrances or preservatives, nor are they tested on animals; they care about the environment!

All Tom’s of Maine® packaging is recyclable through TerraCycle® I appreciate all of that! Whole Foods Market has a variety of Tom’s of Maine products for the entire family. While Sophie prefers Tom’s of Maine® original, Alyssa likes the Antiplaque and Whitening varieties, and I like their Whole Care product.

Keeping necessary morning supplies organized and ready in the bathroom makes mornings smoother as well. Hairbrushes, hair ties, sunscreen, deodorant, toothbrushes, and toothpaste are all in easy reach.

And as a teacher, I am extra excited to see how Tom’s of Maine also loves to support teachers and schools! Tom’s of Maine® is running a Green Your School for the Greater Good Program. This is a program in conjunction with

Most teachers know about This is a program that helps teachers all across the country fund classrooms by providing us with supplies and needed items for projects. I have received novels for my classroom literature circles through before. 🙂 It is a wonderful way for us teachers to get what we need to run a project in our classroom.

And now, Tom’s of Maine® is helping to create a $1,000,000 fund to help make schools more sustainable through Teachers simply need to identify ways they can educate their students about green initiatives and submit their classroom projects and supply requests through Every project is automatically matched by the Tom’s of Maine Green Your School Fund. The remaining amount can be funded by anyone at any amount they choose until the full project amount has been reached. Once projects are fully funded, supplies are delivered to straight to schools.

Tom’s of Maine® always gives 10% of their profits to human and environmental goodness, now they are helping us teachers! By choosing Tom’s of Maine® (A trusted name in natural care for over 47 years) you’re helping to create a $1,000,000 fund to help make schools more sustainable through!

Whole Foods Market has a variety of Tom’s of Maine® products for the entire family. Be sure to spread the word – tell all of the teachers that you know about the Green Your School for the Greater Good Program!

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Here is the printable Get Your Day Off to a Great Start- A Morning Routine For Teen Girls Print it out and hang in your daughter’s room or bathroom as an easy reminder of how to get the day going.

Are you ready for back-to-school?

(23) Comments

  1. Back to school is always such an exciting time as a kid! I always pretended like it sucked, but really I was always so stoked to go back and see all my friends! Such a cute checklist for a morning routine!

  2. Krystle Cook says:

    This is such an adorable printable. I used to write things on the mirror to my kids, so this is such a better idea!

  3. That morning routine chart is such a great idea!! I have five boys who need to be reminded of the importance of a proper start to your day. This is perfect!

  4. I haven’t even started thinking about back to school yet! This is such a great idea and I have to use this routine chart. I’ve tried checklists and that didn’t work so well. And taping to the bathroom mirror is genius!

  5. Love the routine chart! We are using them right now with our four year old as she’s starting Pre-K next week—she’s loving all of the responsibilities. What a cool idea to keep it going for older children, as well. They will be some well-prepared adults with all of this practice. 😉

  6. It’s so important to have a good morning routine and I think this is particularly important during the teenage years otherwise you tend to stay in bed and lounge!

  7. That’s a cute idea for teen girls! I’ve never tried a green smoothie before. I need to try one soon.

  8. I have one teenage girl! This would be wonderful for my daughter. She needs that extra boost in the morning!

  9. Kristina says:

    I don’t have a teen girl or boys in my house. My oldest is going to be in 4th grade. My 5 year old starts Kindergarten this year and I have a 3 yr old and 5 month old. They start school 8/17. They are very excited and I’ve been planning our morning routine.

  10. Brittany says:

    I absolutely love using TOMS for our toothpaste and deodorant. I love the idea of making a schedule for my kids to have in the mornings!

  11. My daughter is only five but i am dreading the teenage years and trying to get her up and moving! This is a great routine!

  12. I love that you’re promoting health and taking good care of themselves. This printable is such a great idea and I’d love to make one for my boys too. My eldest daughter is off to college and it would be nice to make sure she has a reminder like this.

  13. It is very important to remind teenage girls that they are beautiful and to have a positive attitude. I just love it !

    I want to try Toms Toothpaste next hopefully its good. I have tried their deodorant, and I feel like it didn’t work for me. But its nice how Toms has the donation program to help schools!

  14. As a teen, my mom would make me start getting up early a week before school started. LOL

  15. I’m going to use this for my 9-year-old. We are not at the deodorant phase yet, but close.

  16. Danielle says:

    I don’t have a teen girl in the house, but I do have a child starting kindergarten this year. I’ll definitely need to get him in a routine and possibly put together a list like this, but with just pictures.

  17. Andrea says:

    these all looks tasty! and also really awesome advice thanks for sharing this with all of us. i think it is so important to eat breakfast and have no idea how people can go without it.

  18. great advice and tips for all of us 🙂 and the teens. I need to eat better in the morning and I love what you have here.

  19. Julie says:

    I LOVE the chart! I’ve made many a chart in my past but they were rather sterile in comparison. I’m printing this out for the twins! Back to school in a mere 27 days!

  20. Wow that is quite the list. It makes me wonder what I did as a teen. I sure hope I used deodorant everyday!

  21. I don’t have teenaged girls but there are so many useful tips for people of all ages. My oldest is about to start preschool and setting a routine like this would be very helpful in the mornings.

  22. robin rue says:

    We have like 6 weeks before we go back to school, so I am still in summer mode here. It will be here before I know it, though, and it’s back to the routine…

  23. Amy Desrosiers says:

    Thank you so much for this routine chart! I am going to use it for my oldest daughter in her bathroom this school year! #client

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