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:
- Be flexible.
- Don’t over schedule.
- Schedule time for yourself.
- Work within your and your childs personality.
- Talk about your schedule with your husband.
- If you aren’t a morning person – don’t force it.
- Establish routines: a morning routine, bedtime routine, dinner routine, etc.
- 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.
- 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!