Managing Your Home on Schedule

I was reading the daily post on www.moneysavingmom.com and was challenged about my daily routine with Hannah.  While I am a fairly organized person, I have to admit that Hannah and I have NOT been following a routine very well since Christmas.  What with the sickness we had in our family and the usual overwhelming craziness of the holidays, we just sort of let the routine fall by the wayside.  In fact, I have to admit that I have been doing something I promised myself I would not do as a SAHM – watch t.v. all day!

Just this evening, I was telling my husband, Jamie, that I needed to get things back on track.  I need to get back into my normal exercise routine.  I need to get the housecleaning back to where it used to be.  I just need to regain order.

I am not a morning person and do not function well in the morning at all, so trying to wake myself up earlier just to force myself into a schedule does not seem like it would be very productive.  I am fortunate right now in that Hannah likes to sleep in until 8 (usually), and I usually wake up with her.  So here is our current schedule:

8:00 a.m.  Get Hannah ready for the day, eat breakfast with Hannah, devotions with Hannah

8:30 a.m.  Get dressed for the day (This usually takes a while because Hannah can get fussy sometimes for me to hold her.)

10:00 a.m.  Feed Hannah a bottle.  Start laundry.

10:30 a.m.  Hannah’s morning naptime and usually my devotion time

12:00 p.m.  Hannah’s lunch and playtime

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Hannah’s afternoon nap and cleaning time for me

4:00 p.m.  Hannah’s afternoon bottle

5:00 p.m.  Family Time (Lately, I’ve been able to convince Jamie to go walking with me because it hasn’t been too cold.)

6:30 p.m.  Supper

7:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.  Family Time

7:30 p.m.  Hannah’s bathtime and evening bottle

8:00 p.m.  Hannah’s bedtime and Couple time for Jamie and me

This schedule won’t last much longer, though, because Jamie and I have signed up for the foster-to-adopt program in our area and will be starting classes soon!  We are very nervous about starting this program, but we are also very excited and look forward to the children we will be able to have in our home!  Since we have agreed to accept a child up to the age of 3, I am not sure how my schedule will change, but I am sure it will be worth it!

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About themommyfactor

First of all, I am a child of God. I was blessed to come to know Him as my personal Savior when I was just 5 years old! God has blessed me with a wonderful husband, Jamie, who puts up with all of my crazy ideas; a beautiful daughter, Hannah, who is teaching me how to mother in God's grace; a handsome little boy, Ephraim, who keeps us all laughing; and bossy, sweet-natured Harmony, who is never boring! We are enjoying the ups and downs of being parents and look forward to meeting others who are on the same unpredictable journey of parenthood!
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One Response to Managing Your Home on Schedule

  1. Litty says:

    I think your schedule is very basic, which not only makes it easy to stick to but gives you a lot of flexibility if you have an unusual day. Good luck sticking with it!

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