Here’s my complete stay-at-home mom schedule, including blogging and working from home…
My Stay At Home Mom Schedule
Developing a schedule has helped me so much.
Before, my days were completely unstructured and were totally haywire.
I felt like I was going crazy.
There were so many overwhelming tasks to take care of and get done, not to mention basically being an entrepreneur with my own blog and thriving social media platforms to run, and I wasn’t sure I was capable of doing it all.
Most days, I felt like I was drowning.
It wasn’t until I got my planner that I started to really write everything down.
It was my first step in getting organized.
Getting a planner is a great start to getting organized or getting the motivation to organize your life.
If you’re looking for a great printable planner, check out The Everything Planner in my shop!
That’s what it did for me – I suddenly felt the drive to get myself organized.
I decided to document one of my days.
I took out a blank sheet of paper and one of my son’s mechanical pencils (because my handwriting is much prettier when I write with one versus a wooden pencil ;)), and started writing.
I wrote what time I woke up, and documented our family’s entire morning routine all the way up to dropping the boys off at school.
From there, I had to take several more days to figure out how to manage my blogging/work schedule and my cleaning schedule because I was really starting from a place of chaos and frenzy that wasn’t well-maintained in the first place.
This led to me developing my cleaning checklist, which helped me tackle household chores and conquer house chores one day, one week, and one month at a time. You can grab my free printable cleaning checklist HERE.
Once I had my house in order, I was able to easily incorporate cleaning into my daily schedule.
Now that I have my stay at home mom schedule figured out, I finally have my house (and my brain) on the right track.
I’m able to get everything done that I need to by focusing on what needs to be done and structuring my day to allow myself plenty of breaks from certain activities.
Creatively speaking, my brain stops when my body stops, and I find that I need to keep moving to keep the creative juices flowing.
I like to brainstorm and plan things out while I’m doing other activities…
My Secret To Getting Everything Done
I almost never stop moving.
Getting everything done means I have to do the work to get everything done.
I was having coffee this past week with a friend (who also happens to be a wonderful local photographer and has the cutest personality ever!), and we started talking about our schedules working from home.
She made the joke that she never stops moving…and I thought that was the perfect way to describe what I do, too!
It gets exhausting some days, but the reward of getting to do what I love every day and help provide for my family while sharing tips with my readers makes me feel alive.
Plus, I sleep like a champ every night!
So, if you look at my schedule and think I do a lot of bouncing around, you’re absolutely right, but it’s a necessary process for me.
Feel free to adjust your own stay-at-home schedule to do what works for you.
Morning Stay At Home Mom Schedule
5:30 a.m. Wake Up
First thing in the morning, I wake up and make my bed, and take a shower, get dressed.
6:00 a.m. Wake up oldest child for middle school.
Switch the laundry, fold.
(P.S. I do *small* loads of laundry – they are more manageable, and I find that I don’t need to ‘restart’ the washer over and over again ;).)
6:15 a.m. Make coffee, check e-mails. Light blogging/spreadsheeting. Day planning.
Make sure oldest child eats breakfast and packs backpack.
6:30 a.m. Drop oldest off at bus stop – wait for bus.
6:45 a.m. Wake up middle child, get him dressed and ready for breakfast.
7:00 a.m. Eat breakfast together.
7:30 a.m. Drop middle child off at bus stop – wait for bus.
7:45 a.m. Wake youngest up, feed breakfast.
8:00 a.m. Get dressed, play music together.
8:30 a.m. Teach through playing
10:30 a.m. Naptime (2 hours)
At this time, I’ll work on my blog (hey, that’s what you’re reading right now!) and do any editing I need to complete.
12:30 p.m. Eat lunch together.
1:00 p.m. Clean up kitchen.
- Kitchen Table
- Wipe down fridge/oven
- Empty Sink
1:30 p.m. Play outside with youngest – explore and learn through playing.
2:30 p.m. Pick up oldest from bus stop – work on homework together
3:30 p.m. Pick up middle child from bus stop – work on any homework/worksheets, etc. together
4:00 p.m. Naptime for youngest
More blogging work done during this time.
5-5:30ish p.m. Start dinner
6:00 p.m. Eat dinner together, wake up youngest to eat.
6:30 p.m. Clean up kitchen
- Kitchen Table
7:00 p.m. Family Time (Watch a movie, go for a walk, jump on the trampoline together, etc.
8:00 p.m. Get ready for bed – showers/baths, brushing teeth, getting pajamas on.
8:30 p.m. Tuck kids in bed
8:45 p.m. Clean up and reset the living room, office, main bathroom for tomorrow.
If that’s already tidied, I’ll fold another small load of laundry.
9:00 p.m. Hang out with the husband :).
That’s it for my stay-at-home mom schedule!
I hope this helps you tackle those everyday chores and tasks, and incorporate any work-from-home activities you need to during the day. Let me know what your schedule looks like in the comments below!
*Post originally published September 2019, updated August 2021.