My Ideal Daily Schedule (W/2+4 Tots)

As my URL states, I am a stay-at-home wife and mother; what it does not state is that I am a mother of 4 children under 5 years old. I’ve been married for 6 years (7, April 25th) so I’ve basically been pregnant every year of my marriage. No, it was not planned, but my husband and I knew once we got married that we wanted to have about 5 children. I think it’s fair to say that we are probably closing up shop and just going to appreciate the blessing of having 2 older sons and 2 younger daughters.

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With such blessings comes much responsibility. Changing dirty diapers, washing that God-knows-what gunk off their tiny fingers, and getting them to eat their peas, are just a few of the normal things us moms get the joy of doing on a daily basis. Being a stay-at-home mom is not any easy task, no matter how many children you have. You still have to nurture a child’s mental and physical development until they leave the nest.. whoooo!!!

I am naturally a very organized person, so creating a daily routine that works for my family and I is rather easy to do- committing to it everyday is the hard part. Yes, I know at 8 a.m. their teeth need to be brushed and at 12 p.m. they will eat a pb&j and apples, but sticking to such a rigorous schedule can become very stressful. I found creating schedules with time slots is not a way that I can live freely. It’s like being in the military. “Attention Toddlers! Rise up! Get Dressed! Eat this! Do that! We’ve got a time schedule to check off!” NO WAY!! Every single day is unpredictable! I may plan to homeschool at 10 a.m. but the baby has rolled around in the dogs wet food and now needs a bath! Oh no, now my whole day is off!!

So, as I’ve gotten more comfortable in the role I play in my house as The Home Keeper, I’ve learned what works for me and what doesn’t work so well. And the beauty of it is that next month, that may change too. The point is, everyday is an opportunity to grow and learn who we are. What works for you, may not work for me and vice versa. We can ONLY do what works for our own homes and what keeps peace.

Like I stated, I am naturally organized person, so I do like to keep a list of things I would like to get done to have a productive day.

Having multiple children is really not as hard as it seems just as long as you get sufficient rest, plan ahead, and relax often.

Here is what works for my family and I of 6 people:

My Ideal Daily Routine (with no time slots :):

  • Get Up & Make My Bed
  • Kiss My Husband Goodbye as He leaves for Work
  • Dry Brush & Stretch
  • Wash Up & Get Dressed
  • Walk the Dog
  • Pray the Kids Sleep for 30 more minutes 😉
  • Get Greeted by my little angels with hugs and kisses 🙂
  • Brush the Kiddies Teeth & Get Them Dressed for the Day
  • BREAKFAST & Audio Bible with the Kiddies
  • Clean the Kitchen
  • Homeschool Time
  • Play Time
  • LUNCH & Educational TV
  • Clean the Kitchen
  • Prep for Dinner
  • Nap Time
  • ME TIME :)- (Workout, Draw, Write, Calendar/Organize, Relax, etc.)
  • Cook Dinner
  • “Honey I’m Home!” :*
  • DINNER
  • Walk the Dog & Check the Mail
  • Family Bible Time
  • Clean the Kitchen
  • Family Time 🙂 A.K.A. My Favorite Part of the Day 🙂
  • Kids Clean Up Their Rooms
  • Give the Kids a Bath to Unwind & Brush Their Teeth
  • GET IN THE BED KIDS & DON’T GET OUT!! (But I know you will! Lol!) & Nightime Prayer
  • Read The Word
  • Shower & Get Ready for Bed
  • Thank God for Another Day and Pray for Strength for the Next!!

This, ideally, is the way I would LOVE for each day to go, but I have learned that it is, at times, impractical. Most days, I’m happy to get the kids to just eat their dinner! But I am a young mother and happy with where I am in life and the steps I take each day to become better than I was yesterday!!!

Be Encouraged! If you are a Mother and your kids are fed and clean, then that in itself is a job well done!!!

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3 thoughts on “My Ideal Daily Schedule (W/2+4 Tots)

  1. Loved this!!!!! ❤️❤️❤️ so inspiring for mom whose going to have more than one child too….that it can be done! I LOL at your schedule because you have “clean the kitchen” like 5 times😆 I’m glad I’m not the only one that feels like they live in the kitchen and are constantly cleaning it lol.

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