Here are my practical tips to putting Jesus first each day:
> Get up BEFORE your kid(s). If you can, this is your best option for uninterrupted time with Jesus. Pick the same place and go there every morning with your cup of coffee and dig into God's word.
> Do it before bed. Landon went through a stage around 2.5 for 3-4 months where he was getting up between 5:30 and 6:30 and only napping for 45 minutes to an hour. That gave me ZERO time to get everything I needed to do done. (chores, "me time", Bible study, etc) During that season, I did it before bed. It took discipline on my part, but I sat aside 30-45 minutes each night, before bed, and spend time with Jesus. I always like Jesus Time best in the morning, to prepare for the day, but I learned to enjoy that time at the end of the day to decompress and focus on the next day.
> Do it in carline. If your kid is school age and you wait in a carline for EVER, take it with you and do it while you wait.
> Use quick and easy devotions like "Jesus Calling", the First 5 ap, www.shereadstruth.com, Jen Hatmaker's "Out of the Spin Cycle: Devotions to Lighten the Mother Load". These are all great options for quick, yet GOOD devotions to keep you focused and in the Word.
> Listen to JUST worship music. When you're in the car, doing laundry, cooking....whatever it may be - keep worship music on to help you keep your mind focused on HIM. I love Pandora. Some of my favorite stations are: Hillsong, Passion, and Bethel Music.
> Put scripture and/or memory verses where you'll see them A LOT. On your mirror, by the sink or stove, on the fridge, in your car, at your desk, on your phone's lock screen.....wherever you can to keep TRUTH front and center in your mind.
Remember, Jesus Time doesn't have to be an hour long. 15 minutes a day of a devotion, listening to worship music, and working on a memory verse are GREAT ways to keep your focus on Jesus. All you might be able to do one day is just listen to music, or just quote your memory verse over and over - that's FINE. God just wants time with you.
As a stay at home Mom, I've even utilized cartoons or breakfast time to grab my Jesus time. Landon LOVES Daniel Tiger and usually gets an episode or two in each morning. I've been known to grab my study and plop at the kitchen table while he watches. He'll talk to me here and there, and I don't ignore him, but I say "Mommy is doing her Jesus Time, I'll be done in just a minute." I've even had older Mommas share things that worked for them like giving the kids a quiet activity to do while you get it in - art and crafts, coloring, reading books, puzzles, etc.
Find what works for you - just FIND A WAY!