Back to School means Back to Routine with #PGMom Giveaway

Define Routine


1. A prescribed, detailed course of action to be followed regularly; a standard procedure.
2. A set of customary and often mechanically performed procedures or activities. See Synonyms at method.
3. A set piece of entertainment, especially in a nightclub or theater: The audience laughed at the comedian’s routine.


1. In accord with established procedure: a routine check of passports.
2. Habitual; regular: made his routine trip to the store.
We had a great summer with the children home but I was happy for back to school. The day to day routine is good for us. Waking up at a set time, dinner around the same time daily. I find my days are more productive and enjoyable. With no real schedule during the summer months, we were over tired and lazy!
Back-to-school can be a busy time for both mom and daughter.  With early mornings and a new schedule, it is best to be prepared!  There is no doubt you’ve stocked up on books and binders, but it’s time to make sure you and your daughter are back into the full routine.  Often forgotten, yet so important, is preparing a fail-proof skin care and beauty regimen for those early mornings.  Don’t sweat it though, this season OlayCOVERGIRL and Secret have got you covered!
A great daily routine for teen girls would be as follows
Wake up to a healthy breakfast. Fuel your day from the start
Shower and moisturize your skin. Cleanse your face with a gentle cleanser
Drink lots of water to stay hydrated
Keep fueled throughout the day on nutritious snacks
Make up is great to show off your natural beauty. so a little goes a long way. with teens, less is more
Sleep- Your body is changing and needs its rest. Get nine hours a night minimum
When my oldest was in high school some days were easier than others. Sticking to a routine is not always easy, but it is a good guideline. The end goal is to have happy healthy children after all! Teen girls on the other hand, they want healthy skin, shiny hair and no body odor 🙂
giveaway time
I have a great prize for one lucky Canadian reader (excluding Quebec) ! Perfect to get you and your daughter, niece or other loved one back into routine for back to school.
The prize pack is valued at $122 and contains the following 
  • Olay Total Effects Pore Minimizing CC Cream Olay Fresh Effects 
  • COVERGIRL + Olay FaceLift Effect Firming Makeup 
  • COVERGIRL + Olay De-Puffer Eye Concealer
  • Olay Fresh Effects {Acne Control Scrub!} Salicylic Acid Acne and Blackhead Clearing Scrub
  • Fresh Effects {Dew Over!} Hydrating Gel Moisturizer
  • COVERGIRL Ready, Set Gorgeous Concealer 
  • COVERGIRL Ready, Set Gorgeous Liquid Foundation 
  • Secret Clinical Clear Gel 
  • Secret Clinical Invisible Solid 



This giveaway may appear on other blogs as part of the #PGmom/#mamanPG program.  However, to be fair, you can only win once per giveaway.  If your name is chosen more than once, another winner will be selected. All winners must be from within Canada.

Disclosure: I am a P&Gmom/mamanP&G. As part of my affiliation with this group I receive products and special access to P&G events and opportunities. The opinions on this blog are my own.


  1. Cassandra Huber says

    Shower at night, have outfit ready for the next day. You should not have to get up earlier and sacrifice sleep.

  2. She gets up, breakfast with tv, pack her school bag, get dressed and brush teeth

  3. I put on full makeup every morning.

  4. Susanne McCarthy says

    3 girls sharing one bathroom makes for a busy morning around our house! Everyone has their 'set' time in the bathroom…we work around each other.


    EXERCISE.PRAy,breakfast and dressed for school

  6. Darrah Bailey says

    SHe gets up, has breakfast, plays on the computer or in her room for a bit, gets dressed and beautifys before heading out 🙂

  7. She gets up brushes teeth gets dressed and does her hair:)

  8. Heather S-H says

    I use a face wash and a moisturizer.

  9. get up, shower etc and when hungry make breakfast, very easy to follow

  10. we get up pretty early, have breakfast, watch the morning news-she gets dressed, applies her makeup, does her hair, and we are out the door by 7:15!

  11. Victoria Ess says

    Wake up, make coffee, shower, get ready, eat breakfast and leave.

  12. get everything ready the night before help a lot in the morning ..:)

  13. She has her shower at night before bed time; gets up and gets herself ready (eats; brushes hair and teeth and then applies her face) then off to the bus stop

  14. Do as much the night before as possible, then just brush my teeth, do my hair etc. in the morning. Speeds things up! 🙂

  15. having stuff ready the night before makes mornings a lot easier, and with colder mornings coming shower at night, that way you can get a couple extra mins in your warm bed

  16. Connie Bocsik says

    Getting enough sleep so we are coherent and pleasant in the morning.. one bathroom and many of us to share, means we all have to be quick and have patients!

  17. We get up early, dress, have breakfast, brush our teeth and leave the house.

  18. Treen Goodwin says

    Shower in the morning , do my hair and makeup then eat a healthy breakfast , then brush my teeth 🙂

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  20. Use a moisturizer and primer!

  21. I have to be at work by 7, so I shower the night before. In the morning it's all about getting dressed and making my self look less like a zombie and more like a human

  22. I swear mom is the snooze alarm. Multiple times trying to wake her up. (she is not a morning person) but once she gets going she's OK. Gets dressed, a bite to eat , brush her hair and teeth and out the door. Thank goodness she showers in the evening or that would be another hour needed in the morning.

  23. I dont have a daughter but my morning routine tip is to let your flat iron heat up while you brush your teeth and wash your face. Then do your hair and then make up so you dont sweat off your make up while using the heat on your hair.

  24. Routine is the key word, organization to make things smoother. Get ready, eat, out the door, repeat!

  25. I don't have a daughter, I have only sons. Our morning routine is basic…I wash my face/moisturize and brush my teeth, make breakfasts and lunches (on school days) and out the door. On days where i have the time or I'm doing more than just taking them to the bus, I will use a bit of BB Creme and some mascara, but most days we are too rushed.

  26. Carol M (Lushka S) says

    Tea and breakfast, shower, make up, dress, out the door

  27. Love all the goodies. Huggiez.

  28. kristen visser says

    wake up, shower, brush teeth, eat, put on make up which is usually foundation, concealer, mascara, blush

  29. blow drying hair night before gives us extra time to chat during the am

  30. The girls awake first, eat and then the 3 of us take turns using the only bathroom in the house before hubby wakes up

  31. wake up, apply makeup, does hair, eat breakfast, prepare's lunch and books

  32. my daughter gets up pretty early (morning person) and takes her shower, blow dries her hair, puts on makeup and grabs a bite to eat on her walk.

  33. Wake up, shower, brush teeth, pull hair back into ponytail, make-up depends on the day, breakfast and out the door.

  34. Shower,brush teeth, get dressed and do hair and make-up(When I stay home, I don't bother with the makeup) Get breakfast then start my day.

  35. she gets up, has breakfast, watches some cartoons then off to school

  36. A quick face washing, breakfast, clean up, dressing, and out to the world.

  37. I shower, do my hair, then makeup and get dressed.

  38. My daughter puts everything out the night before so she can wake up, get dressed and wash up, brush teeth then out the door.

  39. My tip: leave enough time in the morning for everything OR do as much as you can the night before. I get up, turn on the coffee machine, take a shower, get dressed, drink that coffee, quick breakfast (
    usually fruit or oatmeal) then teeth hair and we're outta there. If I'm really crunched for time I can do it all in 15 minutes, but there's no reason to hustle and stress first thing in the morning.

  40. Soap and water….I could use these products!

  41. Washing face, getting dressed, fix hair, eat breakfast and put on shoes, out the door!

  42. stacey dempsey says

    OMG I dont even know It takes her about an hour or longer to get ready. I know there is alot of hair and makeup going on but I dont know all the exact secret details lol She sure looks great when she goes out the door though . Sometimes I go in her room and she looks like a smurf with this blue face mask , that one is my favorite lol

  43. butterflyamyc says

    We get up, the kids eat breakfast. brush their teeth, pack their lunches

  44. Get up, eat, and put hair in ponytails…Done!

  45. I have everything I need set out and I try to find as many multi-use products as possible.

  46. be flexible.

  47. her morning tips..growl, slowly pull herself out of bed..growl some more, be slow..growl…

  48. wendy Hutton says

    get up make coffee, shower, makeup and do hair then breakfast

  49. Jennifer Allen says

    I have the clothes laid out the night before to save time in the morning.

  50. kathy downey says

    She wakes at 6 am,showers brushes her teeth dries her hair and comes down for breakfast at 6.30 eats breakfast and leaves the house at 7.15

  51. My daughter showers in the morning, does her hair and makeup and out the door by 7.

  52. She's on her phone from the time she gets up till she has to leave for work.

  53. sschool2010 says

    Mine is fast and furious! Up with breakfast then quick haircare a bit of makeup and out the door for work!

  54. wake up, breakfast, make lunches, hair and makeup

  55. Cheryl Abdelnour says

    I clease and moisturize my face and then brush my teeth.

  56. I get her up then make breakfast we get dressed.than I do her hair brush our teeth then I walk her to school.

  57. We wake up, eat breakfast, get dressed, I brush and style her hair and then we're out the door! Mornings are hectic!

  58. up, bathroom routine, dress, breakfast, out the door!

  59. Darlene Schuller says

    My routine is simple.. coffee.. silence.. news lol. My daughter I have no idea, she wakes up goes in the bathroom and I don';t see her for 45 mins 🙂

    I normally wash my face.. rarely wear makeup..

  60. seham merzib says

    Washing our faces , breakfast, dressed up ,brushing our teeth

  61. Jeannie Lam says

    Prep the the night before from outfits to make up to lunch.

  62. billiondollarprincesss says

    wash hair the night before and style in the morning to save time.

  63. truckerofbc says

    My daughters routine is sleep, sleep, sleep until the last minute then rush into the shower, do her hair and makeup and if she could sleep after that she would!!

  64. Michele Behlen says

    My routine is very simple. Get up, get dressed and I am ready for the day.

  65. Brenda Penton says

    I like to shower the night before so I don't have to rush in the morning. I wake up, have breakfast, then was my face. Then use a bb cream, apply blush, mascara and a bit of lip gloss

  66. She gets up brushes teeth gets dressed and does her hair

  67. ellen chevarie says

    peanut butter and toast and milk , then a check in on the weather network, followed by a ahower and getting comes teeth and hair and lastly makeup.vola!

  68. My tip would be to choose your outfit the night before and use BB cream. This would make the mornings so much easier!

  69. Shower at Night & Braid Hair

  70. julie bolduc says

    I don't do much but my daughter oh boy, she takes forever she has to have her makeup perfect and her makeup oh boy 1 hour later shes ready

  71. Being older now it usually involves blow-dryers and pinning up for them!

  72. Terri O'Donnell says

    Put your clothes out the night before, pack your lunch if needed and have everything ready to go for vreakfast 🙂

  73. I cleanse and tone my face and add war paint

  74. get up, make coffee , make lunches, have breakfast, have a shower

  75. Erika Letson says

    My daughter just started high school and I have found the most important thing is to get enough sleep and get up early! This gives her enough time for everything, including last minute outfit changes!

  76. Rhonda W G. says

    Shower at night, coffee ready to go in the morn, and clothes laid out…

  77. Kristi Renout says

    I usually wash my face, then put on some moisturizer.

  78. A tip that works for me is to wash my hair the day before and flat iron it and then it saves times the next morning because my hair is basically done!

  79. Cheryl Grandy says

    Prepare clothing and anything I need to take with me, the night before. Sleep in as late as possible; wash; brush teeth; dress; comb hair; eat; go.

  80. Doris Calvert says

    my niece, she showers, eats and then the production starts, hair, make up, clothes, 90 min worth. Oh to be young again!

  81. amber Stankowski says

    We get up go potty eat breakfast play while mommy gets ready . then get girls dressed and do there hair. Pack snack for the day and out the door

  82. I get up early,shower, makeu & grab a bite to eat

  83. I get up, have a quick breakfast and then exercise for an hour.

  84. I wake up, wash face and put on sunscreen and then eat breakfast

  85. My routine is as follows: Wake, shower and breakfast and out the door by 7.30 a.m.

  86. I cleanse my face then I moisturize with SPF. Then, it is get dresses, brush teeth, brush hair and then out the door.

  87. My routine is get up early so I am not being pestered I mean loved up by two little boys! I shower night before so either curl or put hair in pony.
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  88. get up, shower and get dress

  89. she gets up has breakfast teeth, hair, and out the door

  90. Juliee Fitze says

    Pick what you are going to wear the night before.

  91. Belinda Swim says

    Teenage daughter tip: Get as much ready the night before school as you can. Such as make sure you have everything you are going to need packed in your backpack and lay your outfit out.

  92. Shower, get dressed, make-up

  93. Get up, brush teeth, get changed and eat breakfast

  94. Angela Mitchell says

    I always have my clothes out the night before. There is nothing worse than being groggy in the morning and hunting around for something the wear.

  95. Wake up, over coffee say thank-you to the morning and make a list of what I need to accomplish, shower, make-up and take on the day.

  96. get up,have breakfest,clean up,shower,get ready for the day.

  97. my routine is up early ,shower and get breakfast on the table, my duaghter gets up,face routine,hair and dressed.

  98. prairiebelle says

    my morning routine is to apply day moisturizer right after getting out of the shower

  99. I get up, quickly have a shower and dry my hair if I have time, lol. I'll put on some makeup occasionally most most often not.

  100. Shower, eat quick breakfast, and then get dressed

  101. have outfit ready for the next day

  102. I have her lay out the next days' clothes the night before and choose what she wants for breakfast

  103. shower, blow dry, make up and straighten

  104. My daughter makes everything into a race with me, there are always a few things we need to do to "win" like brush our teeth and get our shoes on first. It really speeds things up.

  105. Sarah Jackson says

    Our household is up at 5:30 am and out the door at 6:30am. It is really busy with 5 people to get ready in the morning. We have clothes out every night so there is no time wasted deciding what to wear in the morning and lunches packed ready to go the night before.

  106. My morning routine is brushing/washing up, showering, and then enjoying a coffee while watching the morning news. Then I am off to work.

  107. holly ogorman says

    We get up, she usually has a quick shower, then bfast, dressed and out the door!

  108. Up at 7:30am then breakfast, little chat dressed and out

  109. I wash my face and apply moisturizer

  110. betty league says

    I busy like most people in the morning so I – get up – eat some eggs and fruit – tidy up and out the door I fly! Not the greatest routine but it works for me! thank you

  111. I don’t have a daughter but if I did I’m sure she would wake up and make breakfast for the family, lay out all our clothes, kiss on the forehead, and drop us off at work

  112. I wash my face, moisturize, comb my hair and brush my teeth.

  113. rebeccajwilkes says

    Get up, wash face, eat breakfast!

  114. I eat breakfast and drink a large black coffee.
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  115. I get up early and have a coffee before I start my daily routine.

  116. Get up, shower and facial cleansing routine then out the door with breakfast in hand

  117. My LO wakes me up. Mommy the suns up! I push brew on the Keurig. Sit down to play. If I'm lucky I shower! Most days I brush my hair!

  118. My dd showers at night, gets up and spends forever on her hair and face. LOL A Quick breakfast and she is out the door by 7:50am.

  119. RuffRuminations says

    My morning routine is to do nothing until after school drop off then I have the time to concentrate on me 😀
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  120. I get up, get ready, eat the same breakfast every day (a huge time saver!), and get out the door!

  121. I usually shower in the mornings then do my hair and makeup while having coffee

  122. Karry Knisley says

    Shower, pick out clothes, and make lunches the night before

  123. my daughter has to put her mascara on , some foundation and some eye shadow

  124. Washroom first thing, shower, facial scrub, moisturizers, eye liner, mascara & lipstick

  125. Do everything at night! JK I have to do my make-up in the morning unfortunately I can't sleep through that.

  126. I use a timer on my coffee maker

  127. Dryer sheets to tame static in my hair!

  128. I make sure that I pick out and iron my outfit for the next day the night before. Then I get up two hours before I have to be ready to leave so I have lots of time to shower, put on makeup (not a lot!) blow dry my hair and get dressed then feed me and my two cats. I dont like to rush around in the morning so this works for me.

  129. Monique L.S. says

    I have my outfit picked out, my lunch made and anything I need to take with me waiting by the front door. Try to be as efficient as possible, and not too slow.

  130. Robyn Bellefleur says

    I have to do my hair and then do my daughter's hair in the morning.

  131. Roll out of bed, scarf down some cereal, brush teeth, style hair, apply minimal make up and bolt out the door. My girl is pretty low maintenance!

  132. I always pick my clothes the night before and usually try to shower as well!

  133. Sarah Walker says

    My morning routine is change my son's diaper, make my son breakfast, play with my son, and then eat breakfast myself. After we both get dressed and go for a walk.

  134. M. Archambeau says

    I listen to the news while I do my hair. Multitasking!

  135. Wake, have coffee & make kids school lunches… Take them to school & then come home & either workout or go shower.

  136. I am up very early, shower and then get everything ready for the others

  137. My teen daughter puts her hair and makeup routine before her Breakfast needs. She often is running late out the door looking great but scrambling to eat along the way. She refuses to get up a bit earlier or eat first-so frustrating.

  138. we are up and out of the house by 6:30 every morning, so it is breakfast set up while kids get ready (hair, make up, and other bathroom routines) lunches put out to be put into backpacks, along with homework …

  139. I plan my outfit and make my lunch the night before, up early for coffee/me time. Then hair and makeup and out the door anytime between 645-745 depending on my schedule that day.

  140. I cleanse, tone and moisturize my face every morning and usually put on minimal makeup i.e. bit of bronzer and mascara.

  141. The hair brush ordeal is the main issue, then breakfast.

  142. Kayla Gilbert says

    Showers, get dressed, get ready (makeup and hair), breakfast, make lunches, brush teeth.

  143. My morning routine tip is to have a glass of lemon water before anything else.

  144. Wash my then apply makeup. Next, hair, and if time,breakfast.

  145. Christine M. says

    I leave before everyone gets up in the morning, but in order for my husband and kids to be ready on time, kids take their shower at night, lunches made the night before, all school things are in the same place. Clothes are organized. The only thing left for my daughter to do is eat breakfast, wash face & teeth, comb her hair and add icepack to lunch bag and they are all set to go!

  146. Well we only had one bathroom so that was hard with both of us getting ready.. I'd get up first and then get her up after I finished, then I'd make breakfast and lunches while she got ready,, it works perfectly!!

  147. My morning beauty routine is washing my face and applying lots of moisturizer.

  148. My first thing is to make a coffee, lol then make my daughters breakfast. Shower and try and make myself pretty is the next step while my daughter tries to imitate everything I do (she's 2).

  149. Morning routine consists of shower, moisturizer, eye shadow, eyeliner and mascara, BB cream and blow dry hair

  150. richelle bowers says

    she gets ups early, showers, applies make up and does hair. no tv cell phone or computer until she is all ready

  151. Wake up early so you have time to get ready, eat, stretch and meditate.

  152. Elva Roberts says

    Morning routine-Get up -turn on the heat pump and the furnace. Do grooming and get dressed; help my husband get dressed;( He has been diagnosed with a developmental disease) Get breakfast for us both. Read the paper.
    (We are both retired so can relax unless he has an appointment.)

  153. I use a gentle cleansing face wash and moisturizer everyday.

  154. get up, go pee, decide if I can get away with minimal makeup, brush hair, stick my lunch in my purse, play a game of solitaire on my phone while sipping some coffee and I usually eat on the road (bagel, smoothie, toast)

  155. I'm pretty simple. Shower, brush teeth and hair, face lotion and body lotion, grab breakfast on the go, and GO!

  156. kristineewald says

    My daughter is 3. We get breakfast brush her teeth and asks if she can use my make up ahha

  157. We just incorporated a schedule/sticker chart that seems to have motivated both our kids to get their routine going in the morning without prompting from mom or dad.

  158. SueSueper Sue says

    I get up and go, brush hair, eat breakfast and out the door. If i need to go out that is.

  159. I wash my face, brush my teeth, put on a little makeup, catch up on emails while drinking coffee, then out the door!

  160. Elva Roberts says

    My daughters are now adults and when they were at home, they would shower, put on makeup, take lunches and go to school or work.

  161. Eva Mitton-Urban says

    Morning starts at 4:30 am – then quick shower – straighten hair and a MUST first coffee of the day. Then pack lunches for my big guy/little guy – Tea/Milk/Breakfast – then a hug and "Get going your going to be late, NO I don't know where your car keys are ….shoooo". Then hugs/kisses and then bus to elementary school – return home – *sigh* – another coffee….then MOM/Wife duties…..*eye concealer – eye luggage regiment * then repeat the next day. LOL

    Eva Mitton-Urban

  162. I get up shower and wash my face with face wash. Then I do my make up first and after my hair.

  163. sarah forrester says

    shower, eat breakfast and make sure homework is packed.

  164. I wash my face really well in the evening and in the morning all I do is moisturize and put on some make-up.

  165. shower and moisterize

  166. Dayna Wilson says

    Wake up. Brush teeth. Stumble around getting children ready. Do makeup in car while my husband runs into Starbucks to get my latte.

  167. Wake up, large glass of water, take my vitamins, eat breakfast, add make up, make coffee and head to work.

  168. Samantha Seymour says

    Would love to win 🙂

  169. cheryl hodgkins says

    I get up, have 2 coffees, make some toast, brush teeth, brush hair and put on some lipstick

  170. I get up and have breakfast. watch the morning news while I check my emails. I put on makeup somedays, but try to put on moisturizer everyday.

  171. I make her commit to a clothing choice the night before and no take backs!

  172. Get up, shower, brush teeth and moisturize.

  173. we've been starting our day with smoothies, then off to the gym (punching things for me, playing in the play area for her) then a shower, lunch and nap time!

  174. Definitely choose multi-purpose products (like a cheek stain that can also be used as a lipstain), or use fast absorbing products, or easily blendable foundation! Stuff that like that can make getting ready a lot faster

  175. puts the kettle on, goes for shower then eats breakfast

  176. DownshiftingPRO says

    My routine tip? Get out of my daughter's way. I did a mini-makeover of her room and it now has three mirrors: one to apply makeup, one to do her hair and one to check out her outfit 🙂
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  177. Aarti Missra says

    Plan out your outfit the night before and keep your make up organized.

  178. I don't realty take long to get ready, brush teeth, mascara, done!

  179. We take turns for moving and night showers, one does one the night before the other gets the morning shower. We help each other with styling our hair, curling the back/ straighting or fresh braids we work as a team to maximize out time in the morning 🙂

  180. Wake up early, shower than head down to the kitchen for a nice big cup of coffee and some toast or waffles:)

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