Stay At Home Mom Morning Routine

Stay At Home Mom Morning Schedule

 

When I first became a stay at home mom I often found it challenging to stick with a routine. However, I knew that routines and schedules were how I thrived and I needed to come up with a stay at home mom morning routine.

 

We are often more productive when we follow routines but with small children at home, these schedules often need to be flexible.

 

That is why I came up with a couple of varieties of routines for me and my 3-year-old daughter.

 

When I follow these routines, the house is cleaner, I achieve more, we do more activities, my daughter’s behavior is better, and we have more fun.

 

Let me share with you my stay at home mom morning routine ideas.

 

First, I will share with you our routine when I wake up before my daughter. This is my ideal routine, but in all honesty, this rarely happens. It is my goal to make this happen more often, but getting enough sleep always takes priority.

 

Secondly, I will share with you our routine when I let my daughter wake me up.

 

I’m hoping that you will be able to take my routine, make adjustments, and build a routine that works for you and your family. Routines really can make your days go smoother and help you be a more productive stay at home mom. 

Related: Habits of Happy and Productive Stay At Home Moms

 

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Stay At Home Mom Morning Routine #1 – Wake Up Before Your Kids

 

6 am – 7 am

Get Ready – Brush teeth, wash face, get dressed

Coffee/Tea – I personally don’t drink coffee but this would be the time to do so if you do

Quiet Time – read my Bible and pray

Work – I take some time to work on blog-related things

 

7 am – 8 am

Kids wake up

Brush their teeth, go potty, etc.

Eat breakfast

Start the morning chores

Kids can do an easy activity, play independently, or help with chores (each day is different depending on my kid’s mood. As she gets older she will help more with the chores.)

 

8 am – 10 am

Get daughter dressed

Learning/Reading/Kids Bible Study/Activity Time

 

10 am – 1pm

Get out of the house

  • Sometimes we run errands
  • Sometimes we go do frugal activities like go to the park or library

Snack time during this time

Get home, eat lunch and settle down for nap time

Days we don’t go out

  • Mom works out while my daughter plays with magnet tiles or dances along with workout music
  • Organize or declutter something
  • Meal plan and prep
  • Pay bills and look over the budget
  • Yard work
  • The daily chore
  • Play play play – preferably outside

**those are just a few things we may do. We don’t do all of this every day

 

Time Blocking for Stay At Home Moms

 

This routine is loosely based on a time block. The two time blocks I focus on are 10 am and 1 pm. If we have things to do we really need to be out of the house by 10 am.

 

I make myself use the time before 10 am to focus on my daughter. It’s my goal to spend 8 to 10 with her every day, giving her my complete attention. We do homeschool preschool, sensory, read lots of books and just play whatever she wants to play. I minimize all of my distractions during this time. 

 

Then on days when we don’t have errands, it is a lot easier for me to get a workout done. She is a lot more likely to play on her own while I do a quick workout after she has had my undivided attention for 2 hours.

 

My other major time block ends our morning routine with a nap. We are always back in plenty of time to eat and get settled down for a nap at 1 pm. 

 

Related: 7 Tips For A More Productive Day

 

Stay At Home Mom Moring Routine #2 – Wake Up When Your Kids Wake You Up

 

7am – 8 am

 

Wake up time is very inconsistent. 7 am is usually the latest she will wake up. My daughter goes to bed at the same time every night but her wake-up time is very unpredictable. So understand I am very flexible with this schedule. The timestamps are really just to give you an idea of what you could do.

 

We both brush our teeth, go potty, etc.

Eat breakfast

Moms Bible study at the breakfast table

Do the morning chores

I get dressed and ready

 

8 am – 10 am

(varies on what time we wake up but I cut the morning chores short if we aren’t ready to do preschool by 8:30)

Get daughter dressed

Learning/Reading/Kids Bible Study/Activity Time

 

10 am – 1 pm

Get out of the house

  • Sometimes we run errands
  • Sometimes we go do frugal activities like the park or library

Snack time during this time

Get home, eat lunch and settle down for nap time

Days we don’t go out

  • Mom works out while my daughter plays with magnet tiles or dances along with workout music
  • Organize or declutter something
  • Meal plan and prep
  • Yard work
  • Pay bills and look over the budget
  • Play play play

**those are just a few things we may do on the days we don’t go out

 

You probably noticed that the two routines are pretty much the same. The biggest difference is that when I wake up with my daughter I feel a bit more rushed to get ready. I do a lot less to get ready on these days. I also do a shorter bible study with her at the kitchen table so quiet time is pretty non-existent.

 

No Screen Time Scheduled In

 

There is no screen time mentioned in my morning routine because I do everything I can to keep us off our screens in the morning.

 

I find that when we get out of the house it’s easier to not be tempted by phones and television.

 

I put off-screen time as long as I can during the day and only use it as a tool for me if I really need it. For example, if I really need to help a client or call someone.

 

I find that once we turn the television on it can tend to stay on for a long time and the day can be wasted away. Plus, don’t even get me started on all of the reasons why your kid does not need a lot of screen time. 

 

Learning/Reading/Kids Bible Study/Activity Time

 

We may or may not be a homeschool family in the future. (we haven’t decided) Either way, I think this time is very important for my daughter and me.  

 

It gives us one – on – time to learn and play. Even if I knew for sure that my daughter was going to public school I would still do this with her. It gives us something to do that is educationally based. Plus, she loves “school.” I keep it really light and never force her to do it, but I believe it is her favorite part of the day.

 

We start out by doing a quick Bible study, including a short reading, a song, and a memory verse.

 

Next, we do a simple preschool lesson. I have been using the Pre-K book from the Good and The Beautiful. It was a great price and I don’t have to do any planning. I just open the book each morning and we are able to get started.

 

After “school” we play. We either do a “kidtivity,” which is what my daughter calls a kid activity or we play whatever it is that she wants to play.

 

Stay At Home Mom Morning Chores

 

I do have another blog post that gives you the full details of my morning stay at home mom cleaning routine, but I’ll give you a quick rundown.

 

Unload dishwasher

Make beds

Start a load of laundry

Vacuum the living room floors and couches

 

I only vacuum the living room every day because I have two large dogs and can’t stand the dog hair. If we didn’t have the dogs, there is no way I would vacuum every day.

 

Design Your Own Stay At Home Mom Daily Schedule

 

I hope this gives you plenty of ideas to come up with your own stay at home mom morning routine.

 

It really does make a huge difference in my day. When everything gets crazy it’s because I haven’t stuck to the routine. Obviously, not every day can be perfect and I don’t let it throw me off when things get crazy, but it’s nice to have some structure in your day to keep the home running smoothly.

 

Need More Help With Your Homemaking?

 

Here at KatiesKottage, I love helping women be the women they were created to be by helping them build systems and routines that make homemaking simple.

 

If you find that your house is a mess and you just know where to start each day. I suggest a good declutter.

 

To help you with this you can grab my Declutter Handbook – How To Declutter Your Whole House In Your Own Time.

 

Or you can sign up for my free challenge – Declutter Your Bedroom In Just 3-Days!

 

If cleaning is what you need help with, I suggest downloading my free ebook – Simplify Your Life With a Cleaning Routine.

And lastly, here some other blog posts that you may find helpful:

Use a Nighttime Cleaning Routine To Have A Stressfree Morning

After School Routine and Other Back To School Tips

Kitchen Cleanings Hacks That Save So Much Time

Declutter your bedroom in 3 days! your guide to decluttering your whole houseThanks for stopping by! Come back any time. 🙂 

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