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Looking for a schedule of a stay at home mom of three kids? Look no further. If you are anything like me, you love looking at other mom’s schedules. There is always something you can learn from other moms and I love seeing how they plan their days.
So it’s only fair to share my own schedule as well, to help YOU create a schedule that works for you.
Before we start, let me address our wake up time.. Because we wake up at a crazy early hour, but we do this by choice. It is in no way necessary to wake up this early, but we prefer it this way for many reasons. Mainly because we just love to spend time reading our Bible before the kids wake up and the daily tasks begin (You can read more about it here).
I schedule my day in blocks of about 3 hours. I do this on purpose because I kind of hate planning my day minute by minute. But for the purpose of this post I added some time stamps to give you an idea of how much time I spend on certain tasks.
Anyway, let’s have a look at what my schedule looks like as a stay at home mom, who also works from home and homeschools two of the three kids.
Morning block (5.00-8.00am)
5.00 am: Wake up, get dressed and do makeup.
5.30 am: Read my Bible, devotional and pray.
6.00 am: Work for an hour
7.00 am: Back upstairs to get the kids ready.
7.30 am: Spend some time with dad before he leaves for work.
7.45 am: Say goodbye to dad and have breakfast.
School block (8.00-12.30pm)
8.00 am: Clean up breakfast while the kids play. And I fold one load of laundry from the day before.
9.00 am: Start of the schoolday. I bring the youngest to bed and go through our homeschool tasks with the oldest two. You can find our homeschool routine here. Somewhere in this block our 1-year old wakes up again and will play on his own in the same room.
11.30 am: We are done with school and have lunch.
Nap/Quiet time block (12.30-3.00pm)
12.30 pm: We are finished with our lunch, clean up the table and start quiet time. The 1 year old and 4 year old have naps while the 6 year old has quiet time. He plays in his room for about 1.5 hours. You can read how we taught him to do this here.
During their naps I have lunch myself. (I prefer focussing on the kids while they eat and tell stories and then having lunch by myself when they go to bed). After lunch I work until the kids wake up.
2.00 pm: Usually the 4 year old wakes up after about an hour and a half. The oldest will come downstairs with her while the 1 year old usually still naps. We play together, they go outside or we start our chores once they are downstairs. It depends on the day.
Afternoon block (3.00-6.30pm)
3.00 pm: Around 3pm the kids play outside and I do house work. This is where I do my daily cleaning tasks.
4.00 pm: I start dinner to make sure we can eat around 4.45pm when my husband is home.
5.15 pm: I clean up the dinner table and do the dishes while the kids spend time with dad. By now, all the daily cleaning and tidying up is done, so I can spend my evening doing whatever I feel like.
Evening block (6.30-9.30pm)
6.30 pm: We start our bedtime routine with the kids.
7.00 pm: The kids go to bed. Daddy puts the kids to bed, because mom has spent all day with the kids and they deserve some extra one-on-one time with dad.
7.00-9.00 pm: Every evening looks different. I sometimes work during this time, I workout, I take a nice long shower, we have date night, etc.
9.00 pm: We go upstairs and start our evening routine. At 9.00 I strive to turn off my phone and pick up a book before falling asleep (but I don’t always succeed..). We turn off the light around 9.30 pm every evening (except date nights). If we don’t do this, we have a really hard time waking up at 5.00.
So, there you have it. My schedule of a stay at home mom of three kids under 6, 4 and 1 years old. I homeschool, work from home and love home making, and with the right schedule you can fit it all in!
This is what my day currently looks like most of the time. There are obviously exceptions and my weekends look nothing like this 😉 Want to know what our days look like in more detail? Follow me on Instagram!
What does your daily schedule look like? Do you block out time or do you just go with the flow?