Welcome to Day 3 of Planning for your Fun Summer! Be sure to check out the other bloggers participating in the 5 Days of Mothering & Homemaking Series here:
Last summer I posted a few guidelines that I’ll follow this summer, too. It starts with keeping things simple and planning. I plan out my daily routine, a weekly routine, and then a monthly calendar.
With four children and one on the way, I don’t get very complex in my planning. I like to have a general weekly schedule I follow (that is, of course, flexible), and get more detailed if time permits.
Here’s how to use the Daily/Weekly Routine Printable I provided today:
1. choose those items that fit into “routine” and add them to the “Daily Routine” section of today’s printable.
At my home parts of establishing a routine I want to focus on this summer are:
- establishing a morning routine that includes Bible reading
- teaching the children new chores
- ironing out the schedule for existing chores
- reading aloud to my big boys when the little ones are napping
- having the big boys work on their academic goals during naptime, or in the early morning (Why fight it, my kids don’t know you’re supposed to sleep in during the summer! 5:30 anyone?)
- a time for planning out my priorities for the week
2. choose the items that fit into your weekly schedule and add them to that section of today’s printable:
For me, some of those things would be
- a day for housekeeping / or a daily time frame to do the cleaning in smaller chunks
- days the boys will have playdates or we will all get together with friends
- my “writing” days (my wonderful husband watches the kids on one of his days off so I can write!)
- days for *bigger* outings: hikes, beach days, local field trips, pools
- library days
- a time of day for projects around the house
- crafts/activities time
- a “kid’s choice” day!?
- family days (days that Dad is off work!)
Be sure and join me tomorrow as I’ll have lists of activities you can do with your kids from around the web!
For all posts on planning for your Fun Summer, please go to the Fun Summer page!