Let’s be honest creating a routine can be someone hard. I am a total creature of habit… I am someone who loves to know what is happening and for how long at all times. The only thing that I am not a creature of habit with though is food ha, Zach always jokes with me that I want everything to always be the same every day except for what I eat. Now that King is back in school we have a routine back in place and it is the best feeling. I shared a little bit about it on my stories and had a ton of questions so I figured I would put together a post all about our little routine.
I started in planning our routine all around things that are the same every week and that I can’t change the times on. Things like when he has preschool, when my assistant comes, and when I have the neighbor girl babysit for a couple hours while I work. I put those things down on our calendar and then built from there. I will share our routine below for you, and then share some tips and tricks to making your own for your home!
My morning & night routine is the same every day no matter what and goes as below:
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5:30 – Wake up & feed Lettie
5:45 – Start Workout
6:30 – Scripture Study & Prayers
7:00 (ish) – Goal writing
7:15 – Work answering direct messages & comments until King wakes up
7:45 – Get myself ready for the day
9:00 – Wash Face
9:15 – Pump one side & then feed Lettie while I watch a show and have a night snack.
9:45 – Brush teeth and say prayers
10:00 – Asleep
MONDAYS – Monday’s King doesn’t have preschool so we run all of our errands, grocery shop, meal prep, and everything else. I love that it is on Mondays because then my whole week is set up to be successful with eating healthy and having everything all organized. After my morning routine I generally get both kids ready & breakfast. We pick up groceries around 10-11 and then come home and start to meal prep for the week. We wash and cut all our fruit, make overnight oats, power balls, boil eggs, etc. Around noon we eat lunch & then finish our meal prep. After all our meal prep is done we enjoy the rest of our afternoon until Zach gets home around 5:45. We eat dinner and then start bedtime routine!
TUESDAYS – I start with my morning routine, then King is up around 7:30 and I get him dressed ready, breakfast, and off to preschool at 9. I work from 9-11 and have conference calls, create content, and answer emails. At 10:50 I pick him up and we head home. We eat lunch around noon and then play until 2 when my assistant comes. He will play in the basement while we work and then a neighbor girl comes and plays with him from 3:15-5 so I can work. My assistant also leaves at 5 so we head upstairs and start to prep dinner. Zach gets home around 5:45 and we do dinner and bedtime routine starts.
WEDNESDAY – Our morning is all the same Wednesdays & Fridays until after lunch. Wednesdays we do an activity together like bake bread or a craft. Then King does his afternoon routine to earn iPad tokens if he chooses to (I have a whole post about this coming up). Then we eat dinner & do bedtime routine.
THURSDAYS – King has preschool so our day is the same until the afternoon when my assistant comes at 2. Then I work for about an hour in the basement while he does quiet time or plays in the basement and then we head back upstairs and play or color. We start prepping dinner around 5:15 and then eat dinner and do bedtime routine.
FRIDAYS – Same as Wednesdays!
Our days are really similar which I think is really good for both my personality and Kings. We know what to expect and what our expectations are.
Tips to creating a routine:
- Don’t have a routine that is completely set in stone or when something comes up it will stress you out.
- When you create your routine remember things like nap times, dinner prep, etc. I also clean my house at the same time every day and have it “scheduled” into our routine.
- Having a routine gives your littles the sense of safety because they know what to expect and their expectations.
I hope this helps you to set a routine in your home and gives you something to base things off of. I would love to hear your routines and what works best for you!
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