Do you ever wonder what a day in the life of a stay-at-home homeschool Mom looks like? Do you ever wonder what a day in the life of another stay-at-homeschool Mom looks like? Today, I’m sharing my day on a Monday when I have had a very busy weekend. The day that I share is less than ideal in many ways because I didn’t follow my normal routines/schedules very well.
7:25 a.m. I wake up and think, “Oh no, I’m up late.” I get out of bed and head straight for the kitchen. My oldest daughter is already awake and dressed, as usual. I begin making breakfast and we sit down to eat once it is ready. After I’ve finished eating, I read the Bible to my children.
8:00 a.m. My other two kids get out of bed so they eat breakfast while I go and take a shower and get dressed. As Monday is laundry, I get a load started after I’ve gotten dressed. I also check in with my children to see that they are on track with getting ready and doing morning chores.
8:45 a.m. I’m behind, but I finally get out of the door to go for my quick morning walk. I usually make it out of the door by 8:30 which gives me around 25 minutes. Today, I take the short route because I have limited time. It’s so nice out that I’m glad that I went even though my time is short.
9:05 a.m. I get back home and I set the 5-minute timer for the kids to get themselves ready to begin school. While the timer is counting down, I quickly clean the bathroom sink and mirror and get myself a drink of water
Once the timer rings, I do calendar and weather time with my kids. After that, we start listening to our current read aloud which just happens to be an audiobook.
9:40 a.m. The kids and I head to the school table to do our Table School Work.
About halfway through the morning, the kids head out for a 20-minute break. Yes, it’s very traditional to do recess but I find that it really helps to re-set our morning. There are those times that we struggle with bad attitudes or tiredness, so the time outside really helps us. I use this time to switch some laundry into the dryer, prepare our Bible Lesson, plan my week in my day planner, and check my email/Facebook.
11:45 a. m.The kids are pretty much done their book work for the day so I begin checking and correcting their work, writing down anything that I need to record, as well as putting away school books.
12:00 p.m. I head upstairs and begin making a list of food options for my kids for their lunches. I usually make this list so that they can be in charge of their own lunches during the school week. This is another thing that I’m behind on, as I usually have this task done on the weekend.
12:30 p.m. I get the kids started on their chores, fold some laundry, and finish off the rest of my teacher work.
1:00 p.m. I take some time with just Dilly. I try to spend 30 minutes of one on one time with one of my children about 3-4 days a week. He wants to watch Dude Perfect on YouTube and I’m happy to do so today because my neck and shoulders are sore. It feels good to relax.
1:30 p.m. We all have Quiet Time in our house. I use this time for blogging tasks. Today I’m making an editorial calendar for the next two months and working on this blog post.
3:00 p.m. My kids are finished with Quiet Time so I get them a snack. Today I begin getting stuff ready to can the applesauce that my mother-in-law made for us. I rarely can so I end up first having to google different things because I can’t remember how to do it. In the end, I just ended up calling my Mom and asking her how to do it. I realize I probably should have done that from the beginning.
4:30 p.m. I begin making Supper. While I’m waiting for supper to cook, I end up scrolling through Facebook. My kids are busy watching a movie so it gives me free time to do my own thing.
5:30 p.m. My husband gets home and we eat Supper together as a family. After Supper, My husband and I sit and visit about the day. We find this to be one of the best times we get to connect in the midst of our busy week.
After we are done chatting, I get the dishes washed and spend some more time canning. Bernd and the kids end up helping me by putting away the laundry. I’m pretty exhausted so I’m really thankful that they’ve helped out.
7:00 p.m. We all end up sitting down together to watch Heartland together as a family.
8:00 p.m. I spend time with one of the kids before bed-time. My husband and I take turns spending time with one of our children on nights that we are at home. It ends up happening 3-4 times a week and it’s something that our kids all look forward to.
8:30 p.m. I’m back to blogging again. I spend this time promoting my blog posts via link-ups and Facebook share groups. I also spend some time on Pinterest on various group boards.
10:00 p.m. I ended up getting side-tracked and watching Youtube videos and scrolling through Social Media for a while.
10:30 p.m. I get ready for bed and go to sleep.
There you have a less than ideal day in the life of a stay-at-home homeschool mom. You’ll notice that this day doesn’t include me having any quiet time with Jesus nor does it include any reading time. There is a part of me that would rather not share this day in the life, however, I believe it’s important to be real.
How about you? I’d love if you’d take the time to share what a day in your life looks like.