So remember last week when I mentioned what our daily routine was like?
Having looked at what the schedule is going to be for fall (at least until I get the hockey schedule….*insert minor panic attack here*), I’ve come up with what I would like new daily routine to look like. The proposed schedule is as follows:
- Up at 5:30
- Run on the treadmill or pull up the day’s strength workout and sweat for 30 minutes
- Prepare myself for work- shower, dress, primp (well, as much as I ever primp)
- Throw laundry on
- Prepare breakfast for the boys
- Organize school bags/lunches/clothes for their day
- Make tea and get out of the house
This school year, the boys will be put on the bus by Husband. This means that I can be out the door and at work by 7. By doing that, I’ll be home by 3:15 or so. Gives me time to do some house stuff before they get home from school.
- Arrive home, move laundry from washer to dryer, fold what has already been dried and put it away
- Tidy the living room and kitchen
- 30 minute weekly routine task
- Start dinner
- Get the boys off the bus and oversee the bag unpacking
- Start the older two on homework
- Pack lunches and set out clothes for the next day
- Enjoy dinner with the family
- Clean up the kitchen
- Bed time routine for the boys
- 30 minutes of work on HbH or writing or my jewelry business
Doesn’t that look nice and neat and tidy? It gets everything done and feels a little more balanced. The trick, as with every plan, will be in the execution.
But wait, I hear you say, where is the time for meal planning and all the other things that need to get done?
And so I present the Weekly Routine:
Sunday: Tidy/vacuum the house
Tuesday: Meal plan for the following week
Wednesday: Grocery shopping and meal prep
Thursday: Office work/ remaining meal prep
Friday: Miscellaneous tasks I might have forgotten
I’m sure there’s something I’m forgetting. Just as I’m sure that things will go off the rails at some point. I mean, this can’t possibly go as smoothly as I think it will, can it?
Hockey takes over the weekend for us starting mid-September, so the goal of this is to free up as much of the weekend as we can in order to be at the rink with the boys when we need to and not feel the stress of “home stuff” weighing on us.
The next part of this is to streamline the meal planning and prep process as much as possible. I’ve seen a few different ideas on Pinterest, so I’ll test drive a few different methods and see what works best for us. Don’t worry, I’ll report back!