Being a stay at home mom is tough. There are constantly things popping up so it can be hard to keep up. In this post, I’m going to share how you can create an amazing stay at home mom schedule that you can keep up with.
Kids and life are unpredictable. You think that you can get a list of 5 things done and then so many things have popped up that it’s noon and you still haven’t even gotten to what you needed to.
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How to be a successful stay at home mom
When I first started staying home I knew quickly that I needed a schedule in place so I could get everything done. It’s embarrassing when your husband comes home and you’re still in your pj’s because you’ve been dealing with everything.
We measure our success on how much we can actually get done in a day. Since we have superhuman expectations of ourselves it’s time to create an amazing stay at home mom schedule.
If you’re ready for a daily schedule and a routine that works you can download the stay at home mom schedule checklist I created. It’s free and you can download that below.
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Create a stay at home mom schedule
Working around a schedule is key to staying organized. Schedules and routines have allowed me to save time and keep my house clean. There are things that need to be done on a daily basis. These are the thing that is perfect to add to your daily stay at home mom schedule.
There are a ton of things that need to be factored into the daily routine. That’s exactly why I want to go over the stay at home mom schedule I created for myself.
My morning routine
I wake up a few hours before my family does. This allows me to down some caffeine and get about an hour of work done before I’m needed. Once the kids and husband are away it’s time to get breakfast ready, lunches packed, and a few other things.
By waking up early and getting a few things done I’m able to be ahead of the game before my family wakes up.
Here’s an example of my morning routine:
- 5 am wake up (lots of caffeine)
- 5:30-6:30 answer emails and get a little work is done
- 6:30 am family wakes up start breakfast, pack lunches, get the kitchen cleaned (again).
- 7:30-8:30 am husband leaves for work, finish getting the kids ready for school
- 8:30-10:00 am drop kids off at school, mon, wed, Fri volunteer Tues & Thurs go for a run
Making the most of my afternoons
Once the kids have been dropped off at school I will either stay and volunteer for a little while or I’ll go for a run. This allows me to make sure that I’m out of the house for a little while each day. Once I’m home from volunteering or exercising, I’m able to focus on the home and myself for a little bit.
My late morning to afternoon routine looks a little like:
- 10:30-12:00 pm daily cleaning and get a little work done
- 12:00-12:30 pm lunch
- 12:30-2:00 pm work
I’m able to get a little work done and I’m able to get the house picked up before I have to worry about getting the kids. I have a daily cleaning routine that I do that takes me about a half hour to get through. Then I take a little bit of time for myself to eat lunch and get some work done.
Once the house is clean I don’t feel guilty for taking the time to get some work done so that’s why I clean first then do other things.
Before I have to pick up the kids from school, I start prepping dinner and make sure their snacks are ready to go.
Late afternoon routine
My late afternoon routine looks a little like this:
- 2:00-2:30 pm get dinner and snacks prepped
- 2:30-3:00 pm pick up kids from school
- 3:00-4:00 pm homework and snack routine
- 4:00-5:00 pm free time for everyone
Once the kids get home I make sure they get a snack to hold them over until dinner. Our kids have homework every day so I set aside time to help them with their homework. Once that’s done it’s free time for everyone.
We turn on the TV or allow them computer time. I feel like this time of day goes by the quickest.
Making the most out of our evenings
It’s important to make the most of your evenings because it is easy to turn on the TV and have everyone zoned out. There’s only a small window when everyone is home at the same time each day so I like to make sure we spend as much time together as possible.
Each night we eat dinner together and most of the time the family is gathered in the kitchen helping with dinner or just chatting about their day.
Here’s what my evening routine looks like:
- 5:00-6:00 pm dinner time
- 6:00-7:00 pm clean the house
- 7:00-8:00 pm bedtime routines
- 8:00-10:00 pm free time and night time routine
After dinner, it’s time to clean up and wind down for the day. Everyone is helping during the evening routine. We’ve been doing this for so long that it really works well without even thinking about it.
So if you’re ready for a stay at home mom schedule that will help you organize your day you can download the free stay at home mom schedule checklist I created below. This will give you a good idea of how to organize your day.
Making your own stay at home mom schedule
Every home is different so it’s important to create a schedule that fits your needs. Here are a few things you can do to help create your own schedule
Separate your days into sections like:
- Late morning/afternoon
- Late afternoon
Add tasks to those different sections so you don’t feel overscheduled during the day.
You can break up the cleaning so you’re burning yourself out first thing in the morning. Set up an errand day so you’re not making small trips each day.
By organizing your days you’ll be able to get more done and become more organized. Your daily schedule may not look exactly like mine but it’s a good starting point to help you create your own that works well.