Saturday, January 5, 2008

My New Schedule...

As I've said before, I really cannot function well without a schedule. So, without further ado, here is what I hope to be able to stick to on a pretty regular basis. I'm sure it will need more and more tweaking as time goes by, but that's the great thing about a schedule. You may notice there is no time allotted for exercise. Although this has been something I have been trying to add to my schedule, I have not figured out how to make it work yet. Also, I want to get my priorities straight before I try to add anything else.

7:30 a.m. - Wake Up!! (I know that may not seem super early to many of you, but I have a bad habit of waking up with my youngest around 7:30, putting a show on for him and then going back to bed)

7:30 - 8:30 a.m. - Get ready for the day (it doesn't usually take me that long, but I need some wiggle room just in case it's a particularly bad hair day!) This is also the time the kids are getting themselves breakfast.

8:30 - 9:30 a.m. - Check e-mail and blog. Kids are getting ready for the day.

9:30 - 10:30 a.m. - Quiet time with the Lord. Kids do their own quiet time (everyone goes to a room by themselves with a book or toys for the younger ones).

10:30 - 11:30 a.m. - Clean up around house. Kids clean their own rooms and then do their chores.

11:30 - 1:00 p.m. - Make/Eat/Clean up Lunch

1:00 - 1:30 p.m. - Play/Read time with mommy

1:30 - 4:00 (give or take) p.m. - School and nap time

4:00 - 5:30 p.m. - Kids play outside. I will either work outside (weed landscaping, water plants, etc...) or clean inside and then make dinner.

5:30 - 6:30 p.m. - Daddy comes home and we eat dinner.

6:30 - 7:00 p.m. - Clean up dinner.

7:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Daddy time with kids/Family Time

8:00 - 8:30 p.m. - Kids get ready for bed

8:30 - 8:45 p.m. - Bed time for the munchkins

8:30 -10:00 p.m. - Mommy and Daddy time/Blog Time

10:00 - 11:00 p.m. - Get ready for bed and go to bed!! (no more late nights for no reason)

I know everyday will not stick to this schedule and I may end up changing it all together. But I do like having an idea of what I would like my day to look like and a goal in mind. I will let you know how this goes and how much discipline I have. The hardest part is going to be only logging on to the computer for my blog 2 times a day. How sad is that?


Donna(mom24boyz) said...

I am totaly copying your schedule--that is such a nice one fo rme too--to spend the morning, letting my kids get their chore cards done and taking our time eating our breakfasts, cleaning up, doing a few loads of laundry--then after lunch hitting the school stuff--the only thing I find myself doing different is taking Crystal's suggestion up of doing as much dinner prep as I can in the morning.

So while the kids are doing their chores, you can usually find me now doing dinner prep--it really makes the hours of dinner time go so smoothly for me to have most of it predone!

It all looks great!

Billie said...

Hi...I think I found you from Frugal Friday. I love your schedule! I don't homeschool but have thought of it. I've always been afraid because I'm just not a morning person. I could so do your schedule! Thanks for the's nice to know that if I ever do try it, I can make things work my way.

I enjoyed your blog...if it's ok, I will put it on my blog sidebar. I am also inspired from your grocery deals. I always thought I was super frugal, but I guess not. My family of 5 is struggling to keep things at $100 (all things included). Does your $50 include beauty products and househould products too? About $30 per month of ours is eaten up by diapers!

Feel free to stop by and visit me!

Swylv said...

would you mind sharing what you buy at the store to only spend $50 a week and be able to feed and clean for a house of 6 people?