I've been a stay-at-home mom for 12 years now. Since I got married, I did not seek any employment outside the house. Well, except for just one month, when a neighbor asked me tutor her 3 children ages 5, 7 & 10 "how to speak English."
Am I bored for staying-at-home? Well, not really, especially when I had my 5 children to take care of. I get to play with them, teach them, cook for them and do almost anything with them. If you're a mom, you know what I mean.
The hours in a day fly so fast that 24 hours seem to be not enough sometimes. How do I spend all those precious time in a day? Let me share with you this stay-at-home mom's day-to-day routine.
5:30 am Prepare the children to school
6:00 am Clean up
6:30 am Quiet Time
7:00 am Laundry or Online VA Work
10:00 am Bath time with Angel, sometimes also Kristel
10:30 am Prepare lunch
11:10 am Lunch time
11:35 am Kristel goes to school; clean-up
12:00 am Janel comes home from school and eats lunch
1:00 pm Helps Janel do her school assignment
2:00 pm Nap time for Janel and Angel; Nap for me, too sometimes.
2:30 pm Online VA work or personal online activity (blogging, etc) or house chores
5:30 pm Other kids come home from school; merienda time; study/tutor time
6:00 pm Prepare dinner
7:00 pm Dinner time
7:30 pm Clean up; More study time or relax and watch TV
8:30 pm Sleeping time for the Kids
10:00 pm Online VA work, if any; personal online activity (blogging, etc)
11:30 pm Snooze
This is my typical Monday to Friday schedule. Saturdays and Sundays are more like anything goes including market day, ironing clothes, house cleaning, church service and fun time with the family. Can be tiring also.
My schedule is far from perfect. Most of the time, I had to do what needs to be done making it fit in the above schedule (for example, I have to go to school or to the bank or pay the bills, or do extra VA work, etc.) At times, I do feel burnt out.
There are things that I certainly would like to add in my schedule as if there are more than 24 hours in a day. They are VERY important, so soonest, I have to revamp my schedule to accommodate. I want more quiet time with the Lord and a regular exercise schedule for a healthy body and soul and spirit.
Blogging has not been regular for me lately. I had to take more online work since we don't have the source of income we used to have.
How about you? How's your typical day like?
This is my entry to the BC Bloggers Meme this week on the topic "24-Hour Chronicle of Your Typical Day." The host for this meme is Yuuki of It's Not Always About Me. Check her post to see what the other bloggers have written for this meme. Click the badge if you want to join the BC Bloggers Meme.