I have to get up before The Kids do. I've realized that I simply function better in the morning if I have time to get my coffee, read by Bible, say my prayers, and just generally WAKE UP before I go into Mommy Mode. After I'm done with those things, I usually end up surfing on my laptop until The Kids are out of bed, which is usually no later than 7:00.
I make sure that I'm positioned in the bed with room enough for a child on each side because they always, always come in and get on the bed with me. One snuggles in on the left, one on the right, and we usually end up watching The Mean Kitty Video or some other video about Sparta. It's rare for us to spend less than 10 minutes on the bed together and I've really begun to cherish that sweet time together.
Even though it means that I make breakfast with "Kitty, little kit-kitty, little kit-kitty..." running through my head.