Daily Schedule for SAHM

Amanda - posted on 09/13/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )

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Hey SAHM's, what does your daily schedule with your little one look like? With the Fall coming we are changing our "outside time" from the morning to the afternoon and I was just curious what other moms do with their soon-to-be 2 year olds during the day.
Amanda

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Tine - posted on 09/21/2010

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Schedule??? Hahaha - amusing! I have a schedule - resistant child... we do variations of things, as she gets too too bored with doing the same thing more than a few times. At this end of the planet we are happily expecting spring, which is nice...winter just meant rugging my now 22month old daughter up in waterproof coveralls (a MUST - they are SO good!! Try outdoors / camping kinds of shops, or ski shops...) and gumboots ... the only itemof clothingI can always gether to wear ... she even insisted on wearing them to bed when she was crook with a cold!
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April - posted on 10/08/2010

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Well, our schedule USED to be up at 7:30-8, watch cartoons and have breakfast, then play outside for a while, have lunch, nap, wake up and walk to the park, play, come home, have dinner, have a bath, brush teeth, and then bed. But now my nephew is living with us, and we're trying to adjust the schedules of two toddlers (my nephew turned 2 in June) to where it's not far off for both of them. The schedule now is up at 9, breakfast, cartoons, playing inside for a while, snack, go outside to chase the dog, lunch, nap, snack and playtime, dinner, bath, brush teeth, and then a little playtime before bed. Plus errands in between. It's very hectic and we're trying to get them on a set schedule, but it's not easy.

Kattie - posted on 10/02/2010

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We are a very scheduled family for the most part. We wake up around 7 and have breakfast. We then go onto the activity of the morning--playdates with the mommy group, Toddler Time at the library, or Mommy and Me dance class. If we have none of those I try to bring out toys and let her go at it or grab some art supplies--paint, crayons, whatever. Before lunch we read library books, and she likes to dance while I am getting things ready. After lunch is nap, and then we either have playdates or random free time. I try to get her outside a little every day. THey so need that fresh air.

Melissa - posted on 09/27/2010

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wow!!, to other twin moms with 22 month girls!!! wish we all lived closer!!, the library is really the only thing we have here and thats once a week, i have to look into the Y programs

Nic - posted on 09/27/2010

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I too have 22 month old twin girls. Up around 7-7.30am. Breakfast at 8am, then a wash and dressed and out by 9.30am. Do different groups three days a week, and if not then walk the dogs. They do a bit of walking and buggy riding. Come home and play whilst I cook lunch for 12 o'clock, then nap time from 1-3pm. Well they are in their cots, book reading and playing and eventually fall asleep. Snack at 3pm then playing or walk to the park. They do an art activity whilst I cook tea for 5pm. Then bath, pj's, peppa pig then story in bed at 7pm. I adore being a stay at home mummy but need to do different things throughout the week or would go insane. Also help run the local twins club

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I also have 22 mo old twin girls, and yes, schedules are a must here in our house too. Our schedule actually pretty much is the same as Melissa's the only difference is that our girls go to bed around 8:30. If they went to bed at 7, they would be up by 5 am! We unfortunately don't get out much during the week. We are a one car family and when Daddy is not flying out somewhere, he has to take the car into the office, so if we go anywhere, we go for a walk. What they do for playtime is up to them. Winding down, they generally get a video of Veggie Tales before bedtime. And they also have to help pick up their toys at the end of the day.

Melissa - posted on 09/25/2010

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I have 22 month old twin girls, & a schedule is very important to me. They usually wake anytime between 7-8, breakfast at 8, then downstairs to playroom and play until 12 which is lunch time, then they nap for 2 hours, play upstairs in dining room(either color, or playdough, on bathnight sometimes fingerpaint), then snack time around 3ish, then back downstairs to playroom, then dinner at 6, bathtime and in bed lights out around 7, they play in their room for a few minutes after being changed to pjs. thursday mornings we have a library group. that has just started and runs through May. Other than that we are trying to see if the Y has a soccer program. something else to do with them in the cold winter months? we shall c

Maggie - posted on 09/22/2010

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We are up at 7 am. Breakfast is at 7:30. Lunch is at 12:00. Dinner is at 5:00. Tubtime is at 6:30. Bedtime is at 7:00, lights out at 7:15-7:30 (depends how many books Becky wants that night or how much cuddle time she wants). Becky doesn't usually nap anymore so I don't have to work those in now (somedays this is a good thing and others - not so much - lol). We prepare all of our meals together.
Here is a breakdown of our weekly activities:
Monday we do our weekly baking and go to the zoo. Tuesday we visit family/visit friends/go swimming/run errands. Wednesday we go to a library program and take a walk. Thursday we go grocery shopping and have lunch out with daddy. Friday we have an educational program in the morning and we go to the Early Years Centre in the afternoon. Saturday we go to the museum/zoo/YMCA/visit family (whatever Daddy wants to do) and on Sunday we go to church and then we do whatever we feel like (play at the park/swimming/visit/etc).
We do a cleanup everyday before my husband gets home from work from 4:30-5:00. Most of my heavy duty cleaning is done after Becky is in bed. It is too hard to sweep and mop or clean the bathroom with a 2 year old running around (lol) - but I have a schedule that I stick to for the cleaning as well (I am a stickler for schedules).

Christina - posted on 09/15/2010

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We wake aound 7 am ( i also have a 9month old) we have cup with milk and diaper change, we watch Dora and then eat breakfast. We spend time cleaning house together. She plays with her sister, around 11am she has lunch and then they both go down for a nap.. Nap time is usually 2-2 1/2 hours. ... we have a snack.. then we play on porch til their brothers get off the bus.. then they go for a walk in stroller for a few blocks... then when papa gets home they go for a swim... eat dinner... bedtime is around 9pm

Moni - posted on 09/14/2010

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We don't have a strict schedule, but typically we are up between 7:15-7:30, start breakfast at 8:00 and try to be out the door for errands, a play date or some other activity by 9:00. Home by 12:00, lunch at 12:30-1:00 and then nap from 2:00-5:00 (I am trying SO hard to get her to go down before 2:00!). Play time from 5:00-6:00, dinner at 6:00, family walk/outdoor play time 6:45-7:15, bath and bedtime routine starting anywhere from 7:30 (when I do it) to 8:30 (when DH does it), and I try to have her down by 8:30, but typically she falls asleep at 9:00.

We just can't stay in the house in the morning! I spread out my housework throughout the week so I don't have one entire morning taken up with chores. We have 1-2 play dates a week, gymnastics 1x/week and at least one trip to the library and grocery store. Some outings are only an hour and a half or so and then home to play in the yard, but we always get out. :)

I forgot to add that I love to bake as well, and my DD loves to "help" me out :) She has her own apron and some days we do nothing more than create a huge mess, clean it up and play with the bubbles in the sink :)

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