All summer long my kids bemoan our “Summer Schedule.” To hear them you would think I have every second of their day scheduled when in reality it’s a very loose structure created to keep away the “I’m bored” and “I don’t know what to do” complaints.
And it works.
Now that school is about back in session, I’ve decided that mom needs some sort of loose schedule as well. My writing productivity tanks in the summer – heck, my productivity in general.
You would think that will all four kids in school, I’d have all kinds of time. But somehow it never seems like there’s enough.
Kind of like our money in the early days of marriage. We made plenty but had no idea where it went.
Rather than an hourly schedule, I’ve decided to just try and block my days.
I work two days a week.
I will set aside one day a week for appointments, errands, school involvement, calls, etc.
Two days a week go to writing or improving my writing (reading books, online courses).
No TV during the week unless Mark and I watch something together after the kids go to bed. So no Netflix during the day. I waste way too much time watching TV. I might designate Sunday afternoons as my lazy Netflix day.
The errand and writing days may vary from week to week depending on what is on the schedule.
I’m curious how other “alone during the day” stay at home mom’s manage their schedules. Any tips?