Whenever there is a time change, it always seems to take a day or two to get into the groove again. What a perfect time to go over daily schedules, tasks and routines! Since we're already having to make adjustments due to the time change, the changes in schedules etc. are easy to squeek in there too.
Here is our new daily routine:
6AM- Mama wakes, dresses and pretties up for the day. Start cofee, and then quiet prayer and Bible study time.
6:45AM- Kids wake up, dress, and tidy rooms.
7AM- Mama, Adam and Karina work on breakfast while Arianna and Cassidy deal with morning animal chores. Start laundry of the day.
7:30AM-Breakfast and devotionals at dining room table.
8AM- Daddy home from work, kitchen gets tidied up, and daily food preps started.
8:30AM-Task of the day.
9AM-School begins- Character traits and Bible study.
12 Noon- Lunch break. Tidy kitchen.
1PM- Daily walk or indoor exercise. (This is both for myself and the kiddos.)
(In the future these will be combined with Unit studies...more on that to come.)
3PM- Free time (if all schoolwork/daily tasks are completed)
5PM- Dinner time.
5:30PM- Kitchen clean-up, pack Daddy's cooler, food preps for the following day.
6:30PM- Family time.
7:30PM- Shower time.
8PM-Bedtime for the medium kids (they are not little kids...lol)
8:30PM- Bedtime for the bigger kids.
8:30-10PM- Quiet time for Mama and Daddy.
10PM- Daddy off to work, Mama off to bed.
Our Weekly Cleaning Tasks-
Church until 2PM and outdoors time in the afternoon.
Mama- Grocery shopping, milk run and errands.
Arianna- Clean out fridge.
Cassidy- Tidy up pantry.
Karina- Sweep stairs.
Adam- Carpet sweep in the living room
Mama- Deep clean bathroom
Arianna- Animal clean-up
Cassidy- Animal clean-up
Karina- Bathroom walls.
Adam- Carpet sweep in bathroom.
Mama- Living room and school room.
Arianna- Wipe down walls, doors, and baseboards.
Cassidy- Vacuum all floors.
Karina- Wash school room table and chairs.
Adam- Dust in living room.
Mama- Baking day.
Arianna- Entryway and driveway.
Cassidy- Basement clean-up.
Karina- Butter bread pans
Adam- Help to measure wheat berries.
Arianna- Van clean-up
Cassidy- Surfaces and shelves.
Karina- Wipe down kitchen walls.
Adam- Wash front of stove and fridge.
And finally, our daily laundry schedule...
Sheets and bedding.
Towels, and dish clothes.
Karina and Adams clothing.
Mama and Daddy's clothing.
**A note on our laundry schedule....I'm trying to utilize the clotheslines as much as possible. If we have a rain day, the laundry is held off until the next (dry) day. At most, we have 2-3 loads of laundry to catch up....and the savings on electricity and wear on the clothing is sooo worth it!**