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- Have Reasonable Expectations
- Have a Weekly Cleaning Routine
- Have a Morning and Evening Routine (today’s topic)
- Enlist Help With Home Management
- Simplify and Streamline
Have a Morning and Evening Routine
Ahhh, my favorite topic. Ok, not really. When it comes to managing a home while homeschooling (or parenting, for that matter) this is the area I struggle with the most.
Why is having a morning and evening routine so important?
- You are better able to accomplish your most precious priorities.
- The day will start with a centered, prepared Mama.
- The day will end with the peace of a (relatively) uncluttered mind.
- You will feel like a rockstar. Oh yes.
- 6:30 Wake up (earlier if the God sets the 9-month old to wake up earlier)
- Coffee/Tea + Bible and Prayer (and possibly a 9-month old companion)
- Computer time: Check email and social media
- Set out breakfast and wait for the thunder of children running downstairs
- Greet them with a hug!
- Prepare materials for the next day:
- Get meal plan for next day confirmed and set up whatever is needed.
- Check next day’s homeschool plan and get kids’ work baskets and all needed materials set up.
- Quick tidy
- 9:30 Stop working on household, school, and other planning and blogging (ooh this is a hard one, but I think it needs to be done!)
- Read the Bible (perhaps a psalm/proverb to end the night with?)
- 10:30 All done! Set out clothes for next day and go to bed
What will you set as your morning and evening routines?
Again, focus on the things that will be easier for you to remember and give you the biggest benefit.
- 10 Tips for Establishing a Nighttime Routine from Raising Mighty Arrows
- 10 Tips to Jumpstart Your Morning, also from Raising Mighty Arrows
- How to Develop a Routine That Works – And Stick With It! From Money Saving Mom
- Giveaway of The Homemaker’s Guide to Creating the Perfect Schedule for Proverbial Homemaker email subscribers and regular readers.
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This Post Has 6 Comments
Lisa M. (aka. Lisa @ Farm Fresh)21 Aug 2013
Love it Tauna! Definitely good advice and advice I would do well to heed myself. Your series this week will be PERFECT in my post tomorrow.
Andrea @ No Doubt Learning22 Aug 2013
I have to admit that having a cleaning routine is awesome! I started a new routine about a year ago with each day dedicated to a different aspect of house cleaning and I love it! Great post!
The Zookeeper22 Aug 2013
Agree – Making certain things to complete in the am and pm works in this house!
Raising Mighty Arrows22 Aug 2013
Tauna, it was such a blessing to see you linking to my blog posts! Thanks so much for sharing the love. 🙂
Amy @ Are We There Yet?24 Aug 2013
I am so terrible at an evening routine because mentally I am just DONE. I really need to step it up in that area this school year. Thanks for the encouragement!
Linda28 Aug 2013
I do like this – Simple, not easy. But Simple – I’m working on this myself these days, as we begin a new school year. Thanks for your encouragement!