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How rigidly scheduled are your days/weeks?

I am a homemaker, but my weekdays begin a 4:30 am whether I want them to or not. From there, I try to keep myself organized and busy. I only have one child thus far (she is almost 10 months old), but as we plan to have a few more, I figured I should start these habits now. Besides, I am weird and love to write up schedules, weekly meal plans, etc.

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EternalChild86

Asked by EternalChild86 at 4:53 PM on Sep. 25, 2009 in Just for Fun

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  • wow. my day doesn't start till 8. has been since my first child was 6 months. i have a 1 and 2 year old, we get up in the morning, have breakfast, playtime till snack at 10, then playtime till lunch at 12 ( playtime also consists of teaching my 2 year old his ABC's 123's, shapes, ect. and also if i have errends i do them at this time) 1230 is nap time, they wake up around 3 or 4, then another snack, playtime until dinner at 630
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:10 PM on Sep. 25, 2009

  • 0430 yoga
    0520 take DH on post for PT
    0600 feed DD 8oz formula
    0630 feed dog, workout, shower
    0730 feed DD hot cereal w/ fruit
    1000 feed DD snack and 6oz formula, put DD down for nap, do all "quiet" housework
    1300 feed daughter lunch, do any noisy chores
    1600 feed DD snack
    1640 pick up DH (1440 on Thursdays)
    1800 start dinner
    1930 feed DD dinner, bath DD
    2000 feed DD 6oz formula, DDs bedtime, finish dinner dishes, have a little time with DH
    2200 bed (sometimes)
    EternalChild86

    Answer by EternalChild86 at 5:25 PM on Sep. 25, 2009

  • Having a daily schedule is the BEST Thing you can do for your kids not just yourself. Study's show that kids on regular routines and schedules have far fewer behavior and temper problems and seem happier!
    vbruno

    Answer by vbruno at 5:46 PM on Sep. 25, 2009

  • I have a schedule but it is flexible and I cover the basics....
    Up at 630 for me time and get dd off to school
    Other kids wake promptly, run errands or playtime, whatever I feel like, snack in between meals
    Lunch and naps
    Whatever I feel like doing during naps, usually I am productive
    Homework for dd and snacks for all way before dinner
    Playtime and excercise time, maybe a walk or dance to YouTube music videos
    Later, try to cook dinner while kids bounce off walls
    Bath, story, bed
    Tidy up before collapse into a coma in my own bed....I am busy, it just doesnt sound like it from this schedule



    3gigglemonsters

    Answer by 3gigglemonsters at 5:53 PM on Sep. 25, 2009

  • My son is living with autism, so scheduling is VERY important! In our house, we live on this rule~ Structure, Schedule, Order.
    Robsmommy

    Answer by Robsmommy at 7:11 PM on Sep. 25, 2009

  • While the above schedule may seem extreme for some, I find that it helps both my daughter and me. She naps well, and therefore sleeps well at night; her body knows when it will be fed next; she does not get upset in the carseat because she is used to being in it at those times; etc.
    EternalChild86

    Answer by EternalChild86 at 2:02 AM on Sep. 26, 2009

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