Many have been asking about our new schedule with a new baby, school and working from home. So I figured now that we are on a pretty good routine I’d go ahead and share a sneak peak of our daily and crazy life. Not every day is as smooth as silk but as most parents know the ability to get on a routine is truly a life saver. If you feel like you live in a world of chaos, I encourage you to try to schedule things in your day. You’d be surprised how much kids thrive on routine…plus it’s really great for them to understand times and schedules before they start school. If not, school can be a really difficult adjustment. Obviously, you don’t have to be military about it but allowing kids to know what to expect each day does wonders for the stressed out mom and anxious kid.
Here is what a typical day looks like for us:
6:00 am Alarm goes off and I try to resist hitting snooze….Okay okay I’m being honest I almost ALWAYS hit snooze. Haha
6:15 am I drag myself out of bed and go grab the baby who is usually awake and calling out for someone to come see his chubby face.
6:20 am Me or Jared feeds Gavin while the other fixes breakfast.
6:45 am We wake up both boys to eat breakfast. Breakfast usually consists of oatmeal, porridge, eggs, fruit, and yogurt in all sorts of combinations.
7:20 am Both boys get a warning to finish up breakfast so they can start getting ready.
7:25 am Boys brush teeth and get dressed.
7:35 am Grab snacks and water bottles and put backpacks by the door.
7:40 am Play with Gavin for a few minutes before leaving.
7:45 am Jared takes Logan and Mason outside to throw the ball around while they wait for the bus.
7:55 am Bus comes and older kiddos are off to school.
8:00 am Jared takes a shower while I watch and feed the baby again.
8:30 am My turn to get ready for the day while Jared heads downstairs to start work. If Gavin is asleep I bring his bouncy seat into the bathroom with me, otherwise, Jared takes him downstairs with him.
9:00 am Get Gavin ready for the day and he takes his first nap. Afterwards, I head downstairs to get some work done.
10:30 am Feed Gavin again/Play
11:00 am Lunch time for me and Jared
12:30 pm Gavin typically wants to eat again and take a nap around this time. Will usually fall asleep around 1:00. On a good day he will sleep in his bead for a solid hour or two. This allows me to get housework done and catch up on laundry as well as work.
3:00 pm Feed Gavin/Play
4:00 pm Start Dinner
4:45 pm Logan and Mason get off bus
5:00 pm Dinner/Gavin Feeding
5:30 pm Clean kitchen while boys and dad go outside.
6:00 pm Family/Work time – if we have extra time we will do family stuff, otherwise, this is slotted for any work that didn’t get done during the day.
6:45 pm Gavin’s bath and eats again
7:00 pm Gavin goes to bed (This used to be around 8 but he has been falling asleep at 7:00 lately. This forced me to move bath time a little earlier. I just plan for bedtime anywhere between 7 and 8)
7:30 pm Logan and Mason take showers and we read books.
7:45 pm I head to the gym
8:00 pm Jared puts Logan and Mason to bed.
9:15 pm I get home from the gym and me and Jared spend time together talking, watching TV or other extracurricular activities 😉
10:30 pm Me and Jared head to bed. This is an approximate time cause sometimes it’s closer to 11 or 11:30. Really just depends.
Amazingly, Gavin has slept through the night 5 days in a row. I am hoping this is here to stay which would be amazing. After having 2 kids that didn’t sleep through the night until they were a year old….I am jumping for joy that Gavin has done so well lately. It’s truly awesome!
I know this is likely a boring schedule to most…I mean not a whole lotta excitement going on…but since we own our own business we have to be very regimented in our schedule and be extremely self disciplined. If not….we might as well forget living the dream at the moment. For anyone struggling to get your family on a good routine…know that Rome wasn’t built in a day and your life won’t fall into place in a day. Start small and try to organize part of your day, master that and then move to add more. Eventually, both you and your kids will thank you and you’ll be singing a much happier tune at the end of the day! Hope this helps all of those who are having a difficult time and sorry it took me so long to get around to this post!