new stay at home mom

Mary - posted on 08/27/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )




I will soon be a stay at home mom since my husband wil have a beter job and pay. I have a 3 and 5 yr old girls. any tips on how to keep a schduel and how not to become overwhelemed would be very grateful


Katherine - posted on 08/28/2011




I have a 2.5 and a 5.5 year old and I just try to keep them busy so they crash out early lol.
They wake up eat breakfast, get dressed, brush their teeth, comb their hair and wash their face.

Then we go for a walk. After that they might watch and movie and then it's time for lunch. After lunch we go BACK outside and they ride their bikes or play. Then we have dinner and they usually help me and then a bath, book and bed.


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Mandy - posted on 08/28/2011




I have 3 and 5 yo girls and then I also have a 7 year old boy. My 5yo is now in kindergarten and the 3yo has preschool 2 days a week, Tues/Thurs. On Mondays, my 3yo and I stay home and just have to take the kids to school and pick them up. I have cleaning routines set up for the house so I don't have the entire house to clean at once. I just break it up into pieces. You can check out for cleaning routines. I have morning routines which really help out. I try to break up the cleaning into 15 minute sections. I'll play with my 3yo (games, puzzles, reading) and then set her up to do something by herself (coloring, play doh, etc) so that I can get something done too. We limit TV time and try to do more activities. On Wed. she had dance and then we go out to lunch on a mommy date before picking up the older kids. Friday, we'll probably go to the library. Hope this helps some. It is definitely easier when you have 2 at home vs. 1.

Melissa - posted on 08/28/2011




Just enjoy every minute....and keep in great communication with the hubby, that's is key. Just because you stay at home doesn't mean you shouldn't get a life outside of the home...haha. For advice on a schedule well i only have a 1 year old so not sure about the schedule of a 3 and 5.....Don't worry if the house isn't perfect enjoy the Job of teaching and interacting with your little toddlers. here is a site that has tons of fun activities for toddlers: and click on'll find tons of ideas to do with your girls! You have to sign up in order to save the sites you find so if you want an invite let me know!

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