One of the most challenging things about being a SAHM is time management. It can be so easy to let the time just slip away. Although I’m still working on perfecting this aspect of my life, I wanted to share with you what a typical day is like for us.
Of course everything is subject to change and so I do leave flexibility in each day so that alternative plans can be made. Our routine is not as rigid/strict as others but that’s because although I enjoy planning, I do enjoy a certain amount of spontaneity as well.
My daughter Evie is 6 months old and son Daniel is 3.5 years old at the time of writing this.
6:00 AM Evie wakes. Nurse her and enjoy some morning snuggles in our bed.
7:00/7:30 AM Daniel Jr. wakes and we all hang in bed for a bit until daddy is ready and leaves for work.
8:00 AM Feed baby pureed food (usually a fruit mixed with oatmeal) while son watches his morning shows and drinks his milk.
8:30/9:00 AM (ish) Breastfeed baby and put her down for morning nap.
9:00 AM Make breakfast for jr. and I and/or get us both ready for the day.
10:00-12:00 (Outdoor PLAYTIME ) Go to playground/Library/ bike track / walk/ get out – This is the time of day we try to get out and do things.
12:00 -2:00PM Lunch. Nurse baby. Nap time for both kids (if I’m lucky).
2:00 – 4:00 PM Nurse baby. Read books/flash cards/paint/color/learning time. This is usually the time of day we do more learning and/or quiet things at home.
4:30- 5:30 PM Make dinner. Feed baby pureed veggies.
6:00-7:00 PM Dinner time/family time. No phones or tablets allowed.
7:30 PM Nurse Evie. Give her a bath if she needs it and put her down.
8:30/9:00 PM Give Daniel Jr. a bath if he needs one, brush teeth and bed.
10:00 PM Clean up from dinner or relax with the hubs before bed.
Rinse and repeat.