What is your daily schedule as a Stay at Home Mom!!??

Caitlin - posted on 02/25/2010 ( 16 moms have responded )

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Since so many people don't understand what exactly being a Stay at Home Mom means, tell me what you do on a day to day basis. What is your Stay at Home Mom daily schedule like?

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Ellen - posted on 02/25/2010

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What a great question. I have my stay at home mom daily schedule that I try to stick to and here it is. Some things change, as we all know, but it's generally the same.

6:30 am wake up and start the coffee, this is my me time, unless my 1 month old is up and needs some boobie:) I read a book or work on any of my craft projects. I use this time for my me time, because if I make too much noise my other kids will wake up and I end up with no me time.

7:30 my two older kids wake up (17 months and 33 months). I get milk for the 17 month old and start breakfast for my kids and husband. I make all the meals. My baby has her 1st bottle at this time.

8:00 breakfast time for the kids and hubby. I then iron his clothes for work if I haven't been able to get them done in previously (which usually I can't because my 17 month old hasn't learned yet that she can't climb or push the ironing board and I'm too afraid of an accident).

8:30 showers, my husband showers the girls and as they come out I get them dressed and gather up the dirty laundry. I start the 1st load of laundry.

9:30 husband leaves for work, the TV gets turned off and it's play time. If the weather is good and the baby is still asleep then I take the girls outside to play. If not, we play with playdough, read books, color, what ever activities I "feel" like doing that day in my arsonal of entertainment. I also will be feeding my 1 month old at least 1 time during this period.

11:45 I start lunch prep.

12:00 lunch time, while my girls are eating I clean the kitchen and eat while I do it.

12:30 nap time for my two older girls. The baby usually wakes up about 15 minutes after the girls go down for a nap, during this time I start the 2nd load of laundry and put away whatever is in the dryer. Once the baby is fed and content I then try to get at least one room clean, my bedroom, a bathroom or the living room. Whatever room is bothering me the most.

Between 2:30 - 3 the girls get up from their naps and have a snack (fruit or veggie).

3 reading time

3:15 free play for the girls and I finish up the cleaning that I have to get done. Everyday I make sure the kitchen is clean, 2 loads of laundry are done and the living/dining rooms are clean along with 1 of the hidden rooms (the kids 2 rooms, our bedroom or 2 baths).

5:30 time to start dinner

6 dinner time, I eat with the kids at this meal. The baby has her 2nd bottle at this time.

7:00 pj time, reading and Daddy get's home from work.

7:30 bed time, Daddy tucks the kids in. I clean the kitchen and pick up any toys from their playtime/Daddy time.

9:00 hubby goes to bed, and I am free to have some web time, reading time or craft time.

11:00 Boobie time for the baby and when she's done I go to bed.

1:30 baby needs to be fed (breastfeed)

4:00 baby needs to be fed (breastfeed)

5:30 baby needs to be fed (breastfeed)

AND it all starts over again :)

Heather - posted on 04/22/2012

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Anybody do legitimate work at home that I can do? Any suggestions? Thanks!

Faith - posted on 02/26/2010

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ok so generally this is how it goes unless my hubby has a late morning and can take our 2 school aged kids out to school
0600 wake up, if Im not already nursing 3month old.
get dressed, and semi presentable to the world
0615 get 6yr old and 7yr old out of bed...takes some time
0630 get down stairs, let out 2 giant mutts
pull out lunch boxes, make up cereal bags and grab juice/milk containers
0640 boys are down stairs, make sure shoes go on, lunches in backpacks, try to swallow down some juice and wolf down granola bar or piece of fruit
0650 go up stairs get baby, change diaper, see if he wants to nurse...usually he never passes up feeding
0710 put myself back together, get baby in carseat, get kids in truck, drive 30 mins to charter school 2 cities away...don't ask :p
0810 get home, nurse baby, change diaper, look around house while nursing debating what is at the top of the list
0830/0900 put boo down on his blanket and have some tummy time
0930-1200 usually get dishes done, clean up a few things, nurse sometime inbetween if needed
1200 1330 try to find something healthy to eat, make snacks up for kids for ride home from school and if im really lucky niko will go down for a nap and I can grap a 20-30 min power nap
1350 put baby in carseat drive all the way back out to school to pick up kids, talk about how the school day went on the way home
1530 get home, nurse, get homework started w older ones
1600-1800 playtime w/ everyone, nurse when needed, get dinner started
sometimes daddy gets home in time to have dinner w/ us
1800-1930 dinner, dishes, nurse
1930 bathtime for all the kids, 2 seperate tubs going, thankfully my older two can bathe themselves and not kill each other in the shower...great having all boys sometimes
2030 story time, kisses, lights out, then off to do bedtime nurse
2130ish get laundry started (9pm-9am lower energy use time)
go down stairs make kids lunches, pack up cereal bags when I remember, fill up juice or milk in travel containers for the next morning, put together complete uniforms ( pants, socks, belts, underwear) for 2 older, hang these over the stairwell 1/2 wall for the morning
2300if im lucky, get a shower that involves conditioner not just shampoo
2300ish nurse one last bedtime nurse before I try to get to sleep
2400 usually I eventually fall asleep...
nurse when needed...blessedly only about 1 or 2 times through out the remaining night, but Im not sure b/c I nurse/sleep on our side with baby
sometime during the night chage baby
0600 groan and hit the snooze button on my alarm and do it all over again
***sometime during the day when nikolai is sleeping I do, obviously, get some me time and talk on the phone and or check my computer :)
love my insane life, while my hubby works 2 demanding jobs (professional chef and active duty Weapons Director instructor) somewhere along the lines we get to stop and hug each other :)

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Suanita - posted on 10/29/2011

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Here goes!My son gets up at 5am.I get up clean his nappy go make his bottle make tea and coffee for me and my husband.Then i feed umin.My husband then plays with him before he has to get ready for work he works seven days a week, so umin spents very little time with his daddy.Well as soon as his dad leaves for work i put umin in his walking ring and then he just start following me or the dog around all depends on his mood.I start to clean the house at 7;30 i have to dust every day and wash floors every day some days i wash my floor 5 to 6 times a day.LOL Wel when i am halfway through the house then its time to bath umin and the get him dress.Then is breakfast time and bottle time.Some times he will take a nap after breakfast,but most of the time he just want to follow me around.Then i start cleaning the other half of my house.When i am finished its normallly one o clock then i sit and play with umin till two o clock that is his time for his nap.While he sleeps i then start to make supper.WWhen he wakes up then we sit and play.Five o clock is his bath time,6 o clock is his dinner time and then he either go and sleep or he want to play more.My husband gets home so 6;30 then i have my supper while he plays with Umin and the he has his supper while i either play with Umin or make him asleep.Then when Umin is asleep i start to clean up the house,and do some washing, then tomorrow morning first thing i can hang my washing up.That is my day.

Alina - posted on 03/04/2010

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Oh boy. I'll do basics - breakfast and lunch packed for DH who has to be at work at 4 AM, son ready for school and walked to the bus stop by 7:30 AM, breakfast for myself and daughter by 8 AM, potty training every 30 minutes with reading, playing, etc., in between. Daughter's nap time is at 12:30. By now I've done dishes twice and cooked twice for breakfast and lunch. I start dinner while my daughter is napping and also run our laundry down while she's napping, which has me running up and down the stairs and sidewalk four times, at least twice a week, not counting weekends. At 3:50 we go to get big brother from the bus stop, husband's home by then and we sit to eat dinner together. Then I wash dinner dishes and do homework and reading with kids. Then bath time, bed for kids at 8:30. I set out school clothes for the following day, and my clothes, straighten up the house before I go to bed. Then I have to switch from mom to wife, and I might get to sleep by 10:00-11:00. When the kids aren't sick, I can get a few hours of sleep before the alarm goes off at 3:45. This week, though, my daughter hasn't wanted to go to bed and has fussed until midnight, which means mommy is up a few times and might get to sleep from 2 - 3:45. This is, of course, without the dusting, organizing, ironing, decorating, fixing, disinfecting toys, running to the school, running to doctor's appointments, conducting business for my husband, paying bills . . . I could keep going, as I'm sure all the rest of you could, too :)

Sarah-Anne - posted on 03/03/2010

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My stay at home mom daily schedule:

4:15a hubby gets up to go to work

5a hubby leaves for work - this usually wakes me up

7:30a get up with 11 month old Bella

7:30a mickey mouse clubhouse

8a curious george

8:30a mickey mouse clubhouse

9a breakfast for Bella, empty/load dishwasher, feed rabbit

10a-12p Bella's 1st nap, house-hold stuff, friend's wedding planning stuff,

1p Bella's lunch,

3-4:30p Bella's 2nd nap, finish what i didn't get done during 1st nap,

3:30-4p hubby home

4:30-6p run any errands

6p Bella's dinner

7p Bella's bath

7:45p Bella's bedtime

8p hubby's bedtime

8:15p my time to get whatever done, usually go to bed and read until about 10



this is our winter schedule. once it's nicer out and Bella is a little bit older, we'll probably go to one longer nap and spend more time outside.

Jessica - posted on 03/03/2010

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i get up at 5 am with my fiancee get my boys up at 6 get them bathed n dressed then watch news til 8am then take them to bus stop buses come around 8:30 go back home clean house n do laundry put dinner out til 4pm go to busstop to get them off buses then home for homework with boys then cook then bath then family time then bedtime at 8pm when they are in bed clean kitchen n bathroom n then serve my fiancee dinner then relax in bed around 9pm job done til next day start all over

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Here's my daily schedule as a stay at home mom--The times are very approximate!

I'm up about 6am to make hubby's breakfast & lunch, shower, dress & fix my hair.

our son wakes up about 7am (usually gets woken by the garage door opener as hubby leaves)

I make him breakfast. While he eats, I plan out our day (errands, shopping lists, dinner, etc.), switch the laundry, check email and fill client orders (I work from home)

After breakfast I let him get dressed and brush his teeth and make our beds.

We are usually in the car by 9am, depending on the day, we either go to storytime, a playdate, grocery store, or what ever the day entails.

I try to be home by 11-11:30 for lunch, then we do preschool after lunch, then practice Taekwondo (TKD).

After TKD practice (around 2:00), he has some quiet playtime while I clean the kitchen, bathrooms, and vacuum. Then I make business calls, and get in an hour or two of work.

I'm usually done with all of that by 4ish, and we sort, fold and put away the laundry together (he's 5 so he helps).

We have TKD 3 afternoons a week.

Hubby usually meets us at TKD, I make dinner as soon as we get home.

We usually eat around 6pm. I put our son in the bath around 7 and clean the kitchen.

He usually spends an hour or so chilling w/ his dad before bed, then I tuck him in around 9pm.

After he goes to sleep, I do the chores I don't have time for during the day, usually quiet ones like dusting, windows (which are hard to do in the sun anyway--always streak), base boards, and organizing.

We will be starting little league this spring, so our evenings will get a little trickier, but I don't have the schedule yet, so I can't plan ahead.

Rebecca - posted on 03/01/2010

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Depends on the day, but lately my 2 yr old is up at 6:15 am. I get her the usual sippy cup of milk and turn on kid shows. By 6:30 my 1 yr old is up. I change his diaper then put him in his high chair with a sippy and some cereal. By 7 I'm waking up the other 3. It's getting the little ones dressed, fed, and out the door by 8. I take all my kids over to a friends house where we workout together, and our kids do school work. We both home school. I usually get back home around 10am. Snacks then back to school work. School is usually finished by noon. Lunch for about 30 min. The older kids do their chores while I play with the little ones. The 1 and 2 yr old go down for naps at 1pm. That is when I take a shower, do my chores that I haven't been able to get to yet. I spend whatever time I can with the big kids then. Around 3pm the little ones get up. It's play time until 5pm. That's when I start to do dinner. We usually eat dinner around 6. When we're done done the biggest 2 help with dinner clean up. Baths are at 7. Bible study and reading at 8. Bedtime is 8:30pm. The rest of the evening is mine. I usually spend time on the computer, phone, doing my bible study, and my final pick up. Bed around 10-10:30.

Casey - posted on 03/01/2010

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hi heres mine
7.30 wake up make coffee .. check internet
8.00 daughter wakes up , breakfast dressed ready for school
8.30 care kid arrives
8.35 walk daughter to school
9.00 put care baby down for sleep
try to exercise
9.30 housework
10.30 babay awake
play with baby and feed him
11.00 remeber to eat something
11.45 walk to kindy to pick up another care child
12.15 make her lunch
12.30ish baby down for sleep
play with care child then set her up with a movie
1.30 hangout washing pull something out for dinner
2.00 have a cuppa
2.05 (lol) snack for care child and attempt to read course assignment stuff
2.30 babay wakes up
2.45 walk to school to pick up my daughter
3.05 babay goes home
3.30 other care child goes home
start dinner prep and tidying from the day toys etc
4.30 husband and daughter do homework
5.00 start cooking dinner
5.30 dinner and dishes
6.00 shower daughter
6.30 do study
7.30 daughter goes to bed
8.00 more study
8.45 give up and watch mindless tv and fold washing etc
10.30 bedtime

now i need a nap

Judy - posted on 02/26/2010

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well, i have a pretty big spread of kids for 7...... from 15 to 1. Here's how a prefect running day works for me. I get up around 6. dress and get the baby up who is standing talking in his crib. Walk down the hall and knock on doors and turn on lights of the school kids. About then the two preschoolers come out with their dad. kids dress, make beds, do chores wash face and hands and get bags ready for school while I make breakfast. kids brush teeth while I dress the baby and 2yr old... the 3yr old dresses herself. By 7:25 I have kisses my husband goodbye and am stand watch for the bus while the kids put on their coats and shoes. After the bus leaves i have my breakfast and start chores. My house is broken into cleaning zones. depending on the day I start that zone and the daily laundry. With no interruptions I can have my daily chores and zone clean by 11. Then it is lunch and nap time for the baby. tots rest watching tv. I take a break to either knit and watch or read a book.... whatever. At 2, I finish any straightening I need to do and prepare for errands etc. bus comes at 3:30. I am starting supper about then... kids do homework and play. Supper is between 5 and 6. depending I might be running after a kid from sports or hubby is. showers after supper. Family time around 8 and all into bed around 8:30. Someday this works and some it doesn't I don't stress it.

Caitlin - posted on 02/26/2010

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I figured I should add my stay at home mom daily schedule since Im the one asking everyone else there's.



6:52 My son wakes up..My husband gets up with him so I can get another hour of sleep.

8:00 Fix myself a cup of coffee and see my husband off to work. My son has already had breakfast(which my husband makes for him everymorning) so I dont have to worry about that.

9:00 is snack time for my son and he usually has either cheesesticks or some sort of fruit.

11:30 is lunch time

12:00 is nap time

2:30-3:00 he wakes up and watches cartoons for about 30 minutes. After this we usually run errands or play.

5:00 is dinner and the Wonder Pets comes on so that is usually when I have a few minutes of peace.

7:30-8:00 is bed time and then I begin making dinner for my husband who normally gets home around 8:30. Sheww Im exhausted just telling you..lol Thanks for sharing everyone.

Nicole - posted on 02/26/2010

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Depends on the day! Monday, Tuesday, and Friday if I can get my 14 month old down for an early nap we go to the Y so I can exercise and he can play with other babies. But before that I clean the kitchen and vacuum and then play with him till nap time, if I can get him to go down at 10. He wakes up between 7 and 8 in the morning. He's content to play in his crib for a while so I don't get up till 7:30 or 8. On Wednesdays and Thursdays we go to Barnes and Noble for storytime at 10:30 so he takes a nap later on those days and we go to the Y at 4 when the child watch opens back up. In the meantime we run errands or play. I'm a SAHM, but I'm almost never actually home, I would go nuts having to stay indoors all day with a super active toddler!

Amanda - posted on 02/25/2010

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well my first one up is my daughter shes 18mos and shes up around 7 or some times 6:30 then my son around 8 or so we get changed clothed and then breakfast aroung 8:30 or 9 we play read some books my son loves dinosours so we have a show we watch at 9:30 and it called the dinosour train it teaches you about all the different dinos there were. then lunch at 12 nap at 12:30 snack when they wake up around 2 or so then we do flash cards and numbers or ABCs whatever it seems to be that day dinner at 6 bath at 7 story time and song at 7:30 bed at 8. then i relax till my husband comes home.

Bethanie - posted on 02/25/2010

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Hmm well..I'm usually up around 7-7:30. My son is usually awake by 7:30. Let the dog out and give her food and water. Start coffee and get my son his morning milk. I get him up, change his diaper. Then, some mornings I do dishes or start laundry. Around 8:30, we have breakfast (which I make). After breakfast, I may get to finish my coffee or tend to the laundry some more. I usually get some time to sit and chill but not without my son climbing and crawling all over me! Around 11:30-12 we do lunch. He takes a nap from 12:45-3:30, give or take. During that time, depending on the day, I'm either showering, finishing misc. chores or relaxing. When he wakes up we are either going out to run errands, or playing (outside or inside). Do dinner around 5:30 (I make all the meals), feed the dog, get some relax time until his bath at 7:30 then he's in bed and I have the rest of the evening to myself. It really depends on the day. Somedays I'm running around and don't get a second to sit and others, I have too much time on my hands! We do try to fit in a lot of activities, though, outside of the house.

Bethanie - posted on 02/25/2010

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Hmm well..I'm usually up around 7-7:30. My son is usually awake by 7:30. Let the dog out and give her food and water. Start coffee and get my son his morning milk. I get him up, change his diaper. Then, some mornings I do dishes or start laundry. Around 8:30, we have breakfast (which I make). After breakfast, I may get to finish my coffee or tend to the laundry some more. I usually get some time to sit and chill but not without my son climbing and crawling all over me! Around 11:30-12 we do lunch. He takes a nap from 12:45-3:30, give or take. During that time, depending on the day, I'm either showering, finishing misc. chores or relaxing. When he wakes up we are either going out to run errands, or playing (outside or inside). Do dinner around 5:30 (I make all the meals), feed the dog, get some relax time until his bath at 7:30 then he's in bed and I have the rest of the evening to myself. It really depends on the day. Somedays I'm running around and don't get a second to sit and others, I have too much time on my hands! We do try to fit in a lot of activities, though, outside of the house.

Sarah-Anne - posted on 03/03/2010

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My stay at home mom daily schedule:

4:15a hubby gets up to go to work

5a hubby leaves for work - this usually wakes me up

7:30a get up with 11 month old Bella

7:30a mickey mouse clubhouse

8a curious george

8:30a mickey mouse clubhouse

9a breakfast for Bella, empty/load dishwasher, feed rabbit

10a-12p Bella's 1st nap, house-hold stuff, friend's wedding planning stuff,

1p Bella's lunch,

3-4:30p Bella's 2nd nap, finish what i didn't get done during 1st nap,

3:30-4p hubby home

4:30-6p run any errands

6p Bella's dinner

7p Bella's bath

7:45p Bella's bedtime

8p hubby's bedtime

8:15p my time to get whatever done, usually go to bed and read until about 10



this is our winter schedule. once it's nicer out and Bella is a little bit older, we'll probably go to one longer nap and spend more time outside.

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Here's my daily schedule as a stay at home mom--The times are very approximate!

I'm up about 6am to make hubby's breakfast & lunch, shower, dress & fix my hair.

our son wakes up about 7am (usually gets woken by the garage door opener as hubby leaves)

I make him breakfast. While he eats, I plan out our day (errands, shopping lists, dinner, etc.), switch the laundry, check email and fill client orders (I work from home)

After breakfast I let him get dressed and brush his teeth and make our beds.

We are usually in the car by 9am, depending on the day, we either go to storytime, a playdate, grocery store, or what ever the day entails.

I try to be home by 11-11:30 for lunch, then we do preschool after lunch, then practice Taekwondo (TKD).

After TKD practice (around 2:00), he has some quiet playtime while I clean the kitchen, bathrooms, and vacuum. Then I make business calls, and get in an hour or two of work.

I'm usually done with all of that by 4ish, and we sort, fold and put away the laundry together (he's 5 so he helps).

We have TKD 3 afternoons a week.

Hubby usually meets us at TKD, I make dinner as soon as we get home.

We usually eat around 6pm. I put our son in the bath around 7 and clean the kitchen.

He usually spends an hour or so chilling w/ his dad before bed, then I tuck him in around 9pm.

After he goes to sleep, I do the chores I don't have time for during the day, usually quiet ones like dusting, windows (which are hard to do in the sun anyway--always streak), base boards, and organizing.

We will be starting little league this spring, so our evenings will get a little trickier, but I don't have the schedule yet, so I can't plan ahead.

Caitlin - posted on 02/26/2010

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I figured I should add my stay at home mom daily schedule since Im the one asking everyone else there's.



6:52 My son wakes up..My husband gets up with him so I can get another hour of sleep.

8:00 Fix myself a cup of coffee and see my husband off to work. My son has already had breakfast(which my husband makes for him everymorning) so I dont have to worry about that.

9:00 is snack time for my son and he usually has either cheesesticks or some sort of fruit.

11:30 is lunch time

12:00 is nap time

2:30-3:00 he wakes up and watches cartoons for about 30 minutes. After this we usually run errands or play.

5:00 is dinner and the Wonder Pets comes on so that is usually when I have a few minutes of peace.

7:30-8:00 is bed time and then I begin making dinner for my husband who normally gets home around 8:30. Sheww Im exhausted just telling you..lol Thanks for sharing everyone.

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