Creating a summer routine will help you find ways to keep on track and make your life easier. Summer schedules for stay-at-home moms are all about making sure you get the important things done and still find time to enjoy summer.
We all know that being a stay-at-home mom is hard. When someone needs something, they often ask the stay-at-home mom to take it on. This can leave you with extra kids, extra chores, and even odd crafts that need to be done because you couldn’t say no.
While learning how to say no is a story for another day, creating a great SAHM schedule is so important for being able to balance “all the things.”
Why summer schedules are important for stay at home moms
Schedules help you keep up with everything that needs to be done around the house, things your family needs, and a whole host of outside responsibilities.
Planning your day into schedule blocks can make it easier to keep up with everything on your plate. In the summertime, this can be even more important when your kids are home all day long making more messes, needing more meals, and your normal daily tasks do not change.
Finding time for yourself in the summer is difficult but still just as important. Plan time into your daily schedule for yourself so you can be in a better mood for your children.
The best way to schedule some time for yourself is to plan ahead to wake up early or schedule your children’s bedtime for an hour or so before yours.
If you are adjusting your daily routine for a summer vacation, you can shift your child’s bedtime to fit both your child’s needs and still allow you some time to spend on your own.
If you have young kids that do not sleep well and struggle to find alone time, ask your partner to spend some time helping with the kids so you can sneak off and get some time.
How to use summer routines to keep things running smoothly as a stay at home mom
Having a summer schedule can help keep you on track and keep you from getting overwhelmed.
As a stay at home mom, summertime may be even more hectic than the school year when after you drop the kids off at school you have the rest of the day to focus on the home and any younger kids that are home all day.
In the summertime you have everyone all day to worry about and can find yourself overwhelmed with the added responsibilities.
Quite often, stay at home moms have a few extra kids in the summer, too.
In the summertime, you need to adjust your cleaning schedule to account for the extra chores that need to be done while everyone is home all day. This often includes making more meals and snacks, cleaning more dishes, cleaning floors more often as mud and dirt are tracked in, and an even faster-growing laundry pile as your family swims or sweating more.
Plan more time for these tasks and add them to your to-do list so you can stay on task.
If you have a homemaking binder, you can rotate daily and weekly lists by the season to help keep you organized and on track.
If you don’t have a homemaking binder, get the Systems to Organize Summer bundle now and create your own schedules and routines on these done-for-you printable organizers.
When planning your summer schedule, be sure to add time to enjoy with your kids and just relax and have fun with your family during the summer.
It’s important to schedule time for fun and family all year round, but it’s easy to let summer slip by without finding time to spend with your family or simply enjoying yourself.
When you schedule time for fun and relaxing, you are more likely to make the most of your summer and make more great memories with your family without allowing other things to creep in and take up all of your time.
Use a visual schedule to help keep your family on track as well so that all of the chores and work do not land solely on your shoulders. Assign chores or simply put up a visual list that everyone can run around during a specific time to help and pull down the finished chores as they go.
How to use summer schedules for stay-at-home moms to meet everyone’s needs this season
Having a summer schedule as a stay-at-home mom helps you to make the most of your time with your kids.
Set aside time each day to spend with your kids helping them to work on educational topics like playing a math board game, reading aloud, or even just chatting with your child about a book they read to help encourage building reading comprehension skills. This is a great way to get one on one time with your kids while preventing summer learning loss.
Keep your family’s vital daily routines to help ensure everyone’s daily needs are being met.
When planning your summer schedule, work your normal year-round daily routines into your schedule.
Keeping our daily routines, even during summer vacation, is important to help make your transition at the end of the summer go smoothly for the whole family.