This is another topic I often get asked about, so I thought having a specific page here would be helpful. Our schedule/routine is a living organism that often changes throughout the year, but the guts of it is always the same, always has been.
5:00am-This is when I usually get up, sometimes it's 5:30. I let the Lord wake me up, I don't use an alarm clock. :o) This is my time to get ready for the day: Shower/dress/read my Bible/drink coffee/Email/write down anything in my brain that I don't want to forget. I find if I don't have this time in the morning-all alone-I'm a grump!
6:00am-I start making breakfast.
6:15am-Banana Taffy gets up and showers and soon after all the other Taffy's wake up. Everyone has to be dressed before breakfast.
6:30am-Chocolate Taffy up and in the shower.
6:45am-breakfast-following breakfast everybody makes their beds and possibly does their morning chores if there is time.
8:30am-Finish Chores and Start school
9:00am-11:00am- Preschool, 2nd grade, 3rd Grade (I'm usually switching laundry during this time as well)
11:30am-Make Lunch/eat lunch
12:30am-afternoon chores and free time
1:00pm-quiet time/nap time for the younger three/ back to school for the older three
2:00pm-Usually everybody is done with school by now and they are doing their own thing
3:00pm-nap time and quiet time are over. Snack time and computer time.
3:30pm-Finishing computer time, maybe a little PBS, free play
4:30pm-start getting ready for dinner.
6:30pm-done with dinner and clean up, evening chores, baths for little people
7:00pm-Bed time stories
7:30pm-bed time for little people, then I usually blog or watch TV or sew or spend time with hubby
9:00pm-lights out for other people
10:00pm-lights out for me! Phew!
Tuesday I wash towels. Wednesday we change sheets. Thursday I make my menu and shopping lists. Friday I shop and correct papers. I do laudry EVERY DAY, except Sunday. Floors get washed on Monday. Bathrooms get cleaned twice a week. The dishwasher gets run twice a day.
"She looketh well to the ways of her household..."