One thing I have learned over the years as a stay-at-home mom, is that there is always something to do. Packing lunches, managing schedules, housekeeping. There are always things that need tending to.
But as someone who needs a plan and schedule, I try to create routines to help me stay on track. When I have a routine, I feel less overwhelmed.
So I am breaking down how you can create a daily routine of a stay-at-home mom.
Breaking Down Your Day
When creating your daily routine of stay at home mom, break your day into groupings. Think “time blocks”.
This means that you are grouping a few hours for different activities, chores, and tasks you need to do throughout the day.
If you have a few hours during your week, you can run errands during that time so you don’t feel you have to continuously be out of the house.
Look at your week. Group time chunks together. Schedule in activities, events, tasks, and chores into groupings of time.
I prefer using a large calendar to do this. I start with times that cannot change like appointments. Then I work around those to ensure I have enough time to complete groupings of tasks.
After you get your schedule blocked out, set reminders on your phone to keep you on track.
I like to do this the day before, because something usually comes up that I need to add or rearrange for the following day.
You can set reminders directly on your phone, or schedule them through Google calendar. I like using Google calendar so I know what I have planned.
Sample Schedule Of Daily Routine Of Stay At Home Mom
While each day isn’t the same, you can start to create a schedule that works for you by time blocking your day.
Start your day with a morning routine of waking up and getting ready for the day.
Breakfast is one of the first meals we eat each day. It sets the tone for our entire day. If we skip breakfast, we will likely feel sluggish throughout the morning. We also need to make sure we eat enough protein to keep us feeling full until lunchtime.
After breakfast, spend some time cleaning up the kitchen and getting ready for the day. This includes washing dishes, putting away groceries, and making lunches for the kids.
Throw a load of laundry into the wash. By doing small chunks of laundry every day, you can ensure nothing piles up too much.
Get the groceries, make returns, and collect supplies for projects all in one time block.
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