Monday, April 10, 2017

Our Daily Routine SAHM Version

Ohh the dreaded questions to a stay at home mom, " what do you do all day?" " are you really going to homeschool her and keep her sheltered?" Honestly, before becoming a stay at home mom (SAHM), I didn't know what went on all day either lol. I wanted to share our daily routine with you just to get an idea of what a SAHM does. Of course no two moms are alike, so routines will vary. But here is our routine! This is a routine for a 3.5 year old who doesn't go to a daycare, PMO, etc and is tot schooling.

Our Daily Routine SAHM Version The Daily April N Ava

5am till 7am - Me time! Depending on the day I will workout and shower. If Ava's dad is home, I'll go to the gym which is always a treat. If he isn't home, I'll do a living room workout. I also recite my affirmations, check emails, scroll through social media, write, and listen to podcasts.

Our Daily Routine SAHM Version The Daily April N Ava

7am till 7:45am - Ava wakes and we do a little bit of homeschool. Calendar time, letters, numbers, and reading. She may color in the kitchen with me while I whip up breakfast.

8am till 9am - Eat breakfast and get dressed. Oatmeal and tofu scramble for the win!

9:30am - Leave the house, if I woke up on time and the morning went smoothly lol. It normally goes smoothly because Ava knows that we most likely have something fun planned for the day.

10am till 12:30pm - Activities like story time, the playground, museum, playdates with friends,  hiking, etc. Depending on the day, I may go for a run with Ava in the jogging stroller or a bike ride with her in the bike trailer.

Our Daily Routine SAHM Version The Daily April N Ava

1pm till 2pm - Head home for lunch. Sometimes I pack a lunch and we eat while we are out. But if we don't eat out, we eat whatever is at home. Usually, something is always cooked, but if it is not, i'll make smoothies, or veggie burgers and fries, something simple.

2pm till 3:30/4 - Quiet Time. She may be tired from being out the house and will sleep about 2 hours. If she doesn't sleep, she will play in her room with books in her bed. I'll start on dinner if we aren't having leftovers. I may also watch YouTube, catch up on my trash TV, work on pictures and posts for my blog. Depending on the day, I may workout.

4pm till 5:30- Ava wakes up. We may do some arts and crafts, finish up school,  go to the playground if we didn't go in the morning, or this is when she likes to play with her toys. I play with her a lot during this time.

6pm till 8pm - Dinner, bath, bedtime stories, and Ava's bedtime.

Our Daily Routine SAHM Version The Daily April N Ava

8pm till 9pm - I'll clean up if needed, then I crawl in the bed to read a book. I have always been a sleepy head (ask my friends) so I am usually knocked out by 9pm lol.

And we wake up and do it all again the next day! So here is what this SAHM does all day lol. I'm in mommy mode during the week and I am luckily able to get a break on the weekends (thanks mom!). What does your mom routine look like? Let me know in the comments! Until next time!
April K.

18 comments:

  1. Sounds like a busy day - i do need to have more of a plan or schedule

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  2. What a good mom you are! I love this routine and it's very close to ours! So helpful as a stay at home mom

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  3. I love how well thought out this is! I need to manage a better schedule like this for sure.

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  4. It's clear you stay busy! I think you have a great schedule! As a fellow homeschooler (with kids slightly older than yours), I can promise you that she'll never be sheltered. We have MORE time to get out in the world every day. ;)

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  5. Our days look very similar. I tried a chore chart for myself didn't work out well though. Now I just make a note of when and what I cleaned.

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  6. This is really cool! the day sounds really balanced and fun!

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  7. I love reading the schedule that other Moms keep!

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  8. This is pretty well thought out...

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  9. We have a rough schedule and mainly because my sonis only 19 months. But as he gets older, we will be doing something like you are with a schedule!

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    1. At 19 months, we definitely didn't have a schedule!

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  10. I really like your calendar area. Do you mind my asking where you found them? I have a small Melissa and Doug calendar, but I'm looking for something that allows us to learn how the month flows too.

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    1. I found it on Amazon! It's called the Calendar Pocket Chart.

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  11. Love this. When I homeschooled, we were a very structured home. Everything was scheduled and my boys loved it! We still have structure, even though the boys are back in a brick and mortar school. I am a SAHWM, so I need that structure so that I know things get done. Enjoy your days with your little one...they grow up too fast.

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  12. The "me time" in the morning is so important! I've recently tried to start getting up earlier instead of waiting until I "have to".

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  13. I've been a SAHM for 6 years (and 3 kids). I like your daily routine! The only thing I would suggest is that you have some days each week where you DON'T DO ANYTHING. Just take some days where you hang out around the house with your little one(s). Kids (and you) can get too caught up in the go-go-go lifestyles and then it becomes impossible to just have a Relax Day. Have a day when you DON'T do chores or go places. It's just as important to show you children that it's OK to just hang out UNPLANNED as it is to have a plan each day.

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    1. Our lay around do nothing day is on Friday!

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  14. This routine is really similar to ours. I don't wake up nearly that early though - although I can see a lot of benefit to it to get some time.

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  15. I really need to make a cleaning schedule. The one thing that I DO schedule is laundry -- Tuesdays and Thursdays and then on the weekend. Otherwise I find that I'm constantly doing laundry and it's not really necessary.

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