Sample Schedule for a Stay at Home Mom

I have a lot of moms ask me how I manage to juggle everything I do in a day. Even though I have an awesome husband and an awesome God that gets me through every single day. Recently I came up with a daily schedule that also helps me juggle my daily responsibilities.

So I thought I would go ahead and post a sample of my daily schedule here. Keep in mind this is just a sample and it was designed around my responsibilities and my personality. It has been tweaked quite a bit and I still try to remain flexible throughout the day.

Here is my sample weekly schedule (Mon. – Fri.) for a Stay at Home Mom:

  • 8:30am – 9:30am: Wake up and get ready for the day & have about 15 – 20 minutes of Bible reading.
  • 9:30am – 10:00am: Breakfast
  • 10:00am – 10:30am: Get the kids dressed and ready for the day.
  • 10:30am – 12:30pm: Free time to either clean the house, play with the kids, workout, or run errands – just depends on the day.
  • 12:30pm – 1:00pm: Lunch time. If I plan to run errands this day then I pack a lunch the night before so the kids and I can eat in the car and I can get an extra 30 minutes to run errands.
  • 1:00pm – 2:00pm: Playtime and homeschool preschooler.
  • 2:00pm – 4:00pm: Nap time for my little ones. My oldest starts her homeschooling through the Abeka DVD program, and I work online.
  • 4:00pm – 5:00pm: Cook dinner, while my oldest finishes up her DVD lessons.
  • 5:00pm – 5:30pm: Eat Dinner.
  • 5:30pm – 6:00pm: Clean up the kitchen.
  • 6:00pm – 7:30pm: Free time. If I don’t have time to get devotional time in the morning I do so during this time as well. I will also use this time to pack lunches for the next day if we plan on running errands, have an appointment, etc.
  • 7:30pm – 8:00pm: Bath time and get kids ready for bed & bedtime snack.
  • 8:00pm – 8:30pm: Quiet time for the kids, then bedtime.
  • 8:30pm – 11:00pm: Veg out in front of the TV while snuggling with my hubby!

Some things to remember when planning a daily Stay at Home Mom schedule:

  1. Be flexible.
  2. Don’t over schedule.
  3. Schedule time for yourself.
  4. Work within your and your childs personality.
  5. Talk about your schedule with your husband.
  6. If you aren’t a morning person – don’t force it.
  7. Establish routines: a morning routine, bedtime routine, dinner routine, etc.
  8. Make sure your priorities are reflected within your daily schedule. Make sure to schedule quality time with God, your husband, and children on a daily basis.
  9. If all else fails – try, try, again. Don’t be afraid tweak your schedule throughout the day/week to come up with a permanent schedule that works with you and your family.

Developing a daily schedule can truly help to turn a life of chaos into a more productive – fulfilling – life!

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