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February 6th, 2013, 06:50 PM
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What does your typical day look like??? I'll use a weekday example...

For me......

6a - I get up
6:20a - Wake kids up, feed & dress them.
6:50a - Get the kids on the school bus.
7a - I eat and clean up breakfast, get myself showered, dressed.
7:45a - DH leaves for work.
8a to 3p - Varies depending on the day. I'm usually running errands, doing laundry, dishes, and other cleaning while the kids are at school.
3:40p - Kids get home, have a snack and play.
4p-5p - homework, play, or tv time.
around 5-5:30p I start cooking dinner, try to have it ready around 6p.
6-6:30p - dinner & then clean up.
7-8p - kids baths...and DH usually comes home around this time.
And the kids go to bed around 8:30-9p, Me & DH are usually in bed around 10p.
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February 6th, 2013, 07:06 PM
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Location: By a Cornfield, Nebraska
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430 dh gets up and gets ready for work-I usually go back to sleep
630 up and getting kids up and ready for school
730 kids are out the door on the bus
800 computer time and drink tea
900 get dishes done
between 10 and 11 me and Cali go for a walk if its not too cold/hot out
after that I get lunch and do more dishes/laundry whatever else needs to be cleaned-play on computer or read for a while
around 2 is when I usually jump on the elliptical for about 20-30mins
dh gets home at 230 unless he is doing OT...so we hang out for a while til the girls get home at 4....I start dinner usually around this time
430-5 eat dinner
600 do dishes-home work with the kiddos
830 bedtime for kiddos
after that me and dh hang out in bed and watch tv for a while and pass out usually around 930-10
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February 6th, 2013, 07:40 PM
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7-8 wake up with Audrey and have breakfast, check Fb and JM
after that it's playtime, we read, do puzzles, she plays with her babydolls or just whatever in her room, or we go play outside..I do laundry or clean.
11-1 we have lunch
if we have any errands or shopping to do we do it after lunch, if not it's just playing and cleaning up.
3-5 she has a nap, sometimes it's earlier or later depends on the day.
5- 7 we have dinner
after Dinner every other day Audrey gets a bath then we lay in my bed and watch some tv until bedtime which can be at 9 or as late as 11.

once my stepkids get here we'll be on more of a schedule, and starting in the Fall I'll be putting Audrey in gymnastics and starting a at home routine.
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February 6th, 2013, 07:45 PM
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730 ~ up, potty, coffee
800 ~ My DD6 usually wakes up.
815 ~ I wake up DS~8
815 ~ Breakfast for both kids... more coffee for me. Hubby works from home, this is usually when I fill his coffee cup.
830 ~ start homeschool for DS 8
1100 ~ lunch
1120 ~ start getting DD6 ready for afternoon kindy. Clothes, wash hands, brush teeth, hair brushed.
1135 ~ drive DD6 to school.
1145 ~ more homeschooling
100 ~ finish homeschooling
115 to 145 ~ hubby time....
150 ~ pick up DD from school
215 until 500 ~ laundry, texting with friends, dishes, picking up after the kids, etc.
500/530 ~ start dinner
630/700 ~ clean up after dinner
830 ~ start bed time routine
830 until 1 am... my free time.... I work on homeschool, watch trashy tv, watch the BLACKHAWKS....
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February 6th, 2013, 09:20 PM
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Tuesday & Thursday
6:25-6:30am: Get Ellie up, dressed and fed for Pre-k
7:00 Meet the bus
Back to bed usually til 8ish
8ish- Get up with boys
Feed them, dress them and hang out
Try to get a work out in before 10:30
10:30- Start getting dressed to go pick Ellie up from the school
11:15ish- arrive at the school and wait around for Ellie to finish her lunch
Back to house around 12
Lounge around until 2 or so, then start cleaning house
DH home around 5 usually
Start dinner around 5
bathe kids and them in bed around 8:30-9 pm

Mon, Wed & every other Fri pretty much the same, minus the school stuff

Every other Friday is payday and I go to town (45 mins away) and do grocery shopping. Usually take one kid with me and leave the others with Daddy or MIL

Weekends, pretty much like the other days. Unless something is planned..

Also sometimes the "schedule" is a little different when DH is on his days off..
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February 7th, 2013, 05:35 AM
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7:00am--wake up get coffee and make Kayley breakfast
7:30--help Kayley get dressed and brush her teeth, fix her hair
8:00--I get dressed and teeth brushed, throw hair up in ponytail
8:30--leave to take Kayley to school
9:00--come home....feed dog....JM....clean....take shower. On Thursdays I go to the grocery and come home and shower.
11:00--go pick Kayley up
12:00--lunch...clean...homework if any
1:00--may do a bible lesson or read with Kayley
2:00--more cleaning. I am FOREVER cleaning!!!
3:00--snack time
3:30---more cleaning....or play with Kayley if everything is done.
5:00--start dinner
6:00--eat dinner...hubby is finally home!
6:30-7:00--more cleaning!!
7:00-7:30--Kayley gets in shower and we brush teeth, read stories
8:00--Kayley goes to bed and I lay with her until she falls asleep
9:00--I either go right to bed or come downstairs and spend a little time with hubby...I FINALLY get to really sit down.

Thursdays are a little different because it's a soccer night.

2:00--is snack time
4:00--I get ready a little and start dinner for me and Kayley
4:30--we eat
5:00--I clean
5:15--I help get Kayley in her soccer gear
5:30--we go to soccer (indoor soccer)
7:30--we are home and hubby is home (usually he meets us at soccer)
7:30--quick snack for Kayley...hurry up...Mommy doesn't want to miss Grey's Anatomy!!
7:35--Kayley in the shower
7:45--read a short book if we have time....depending if she really hurried up during her snack
8:00--bedtime and I lay with her
9:00--Ahhh....thank God soccer wore her out, she is asleep and I can watch Grey's with hubby!
10:00--watch news or just hang out with hubby
11:00--bedtime for us

Saturdays I may let Kayley stay up a little later 1/2 hour or so.
Sundays is hubby's only off day and we go to church so and our day is much more relaxed.
Trisha--proud stay at home mommy and wife.

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February 7th, 2013, 05:54 AM
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6:30 wake up and make coffeee
7:00 get me and kids dressed and have breakfast
7:30- 9 morning play
9-11 is our Y time, swim, dance or just play time. We go almost everyday. Also errands if needed
11-1 lunch and a quiet activity
1-2:30 the kids watch a movie and i clean.
2:30-4 play time and more cleaning, laundry, ect.
4-5 art time
5:00 dinner
5:30 bath
6-7 cartoons and books
7:00 bed.

This is all going to change since my DH just got a new position at work so instead of working nights he will be working one night and the rest will be 9-5. Im really excited!!#
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February 7th, 2013, 06:19 AM
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Location: Georgia
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6- Wake up
645- Coffee/chat with DH
7- DH leaves for work, I spend some time online
7:30-8 - Leah wakes up
8-11 - Leah plays, we eat breakfast, I start any cleaning, I exercise/shower
11 - Homeschool
12 - Lunch
Afternoons are often when we run errands, go to the park/play in the backyard, I work on any other chores/cleaning while Leah plays, etc
4-4:30 - Start dinner
5 - DH arrives home, we eat dinner soon after
Evenings - More playtime, maybe watch a movie
8 - Leah's bedtime
DH & I chat, read our books, go online and we're usually in bed by 10
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February 7th, 2013, 06:31 AM
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6am- my alarm goes off and I get up and have 30 minutes to myself (aka time to get things ready for everyone else)
6:30 - I wake the boys up, give Dh his lunch and see him out the door. I feed the kids and start working on their lunches for the day.
7am- I wake the little kids up, get them dressed and ready to go.
7:20 - We head to the bus stop
7:35-8 - feed the little kids (and myself - coffee and toast usually).
8-9am - they usually watch cartoons and I sit here.
9- 10:30 - cleaning time, I start at one end of the house and work my way around - making beds, tidying up rooms, gathering laundry. Stuff like that.
10:30-11 - if it's a nice day we go outside and play.
11-noon - usually we have lunch during this time.
Noon-3:20 - nothing specific, sometimes we watch a movie or go back outside or clean or hang out in the playroom, just whatever!
3:20 - Joe and Jay get home, we have a snack, do homework, I clean their lunch boxes out and get their backpacks ready for the next day.
4pm - 5 - free time, they can watch tv, play video games whatever they want as long as their homework is done.
5-6 - I start working on dinner and this is the time of day that Carson gets really clingy so I have to enlist Joe and Jay's help to entertain him while I cook - they usually go in the playroom and make big messes but they have fun!
6:30 -8:30 - dh gets home and we eat dinner together then the boys go shower and get ready for school the next day. If we have a tv show on sometimes we'll watch it as a family, or sometimes Dh will play a round of something with each of them on the xbox.
8:30-9pm - Joe goes to his room and reads a book, Jay and Hunter grab a pile of books and meet in my bed so I can read to them. Carson hangs out with dad, sometimes he'll come listen to 2 seconds of the story but usually he just jumps on the bed lol. 9pm is lights out for me and the kids, unless of course there is something worth staying up to watch lol.

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February 7th, 2013, 06:59 AM
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6:30- wake up and get DD ready for school
7:20- DD gets bus
7:30-9 I am not a morning person, so this is my time to wake up, have coffee, read online, etc. I usually start laundry at this point too.
9- I try to be dressed by now and feed dogs.
9-12 Unload dishwasher, make beds, get DD's clothes out for the next day, any cleaning that needs to be done around the house. I try to follow motivated moms but it doesn't always happen. On Mondays, lately I have been doing any bulk cooking or baking I want to do for the week.
12-1 Lunch and break.
1-3 Finish anything I didn't finish before lunch. I usually fold and put away the laundry from the morning. Then I will work on things I want to do, like sewing or house projects. Most Thursdays a friend picks me up at 1 and we go to the clothing thrift store nearby.
3-3:30- Clear off the table if needed for homework, take a break and play games on my phone, play with dogs, etc.
3:30- DD gets home, start homework.
5-6ish Depending on how long homework takes, I make dinner, we eat, feed dogs and clean up from dinner.
6-8 DD in shower if needed , finish cleaning up kitchen if needed, make lunch for the next day. After everything is done, free time.
8- DD bed
8-12ish Free time. I usually read, watch netflix, play games on my phone or work on anything I did during the afternoon I didn't finish before DD came home.
12- I go to bed. Sometimes I read for a bit but try to be asleep by 1.

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February 7th, 2013, 07:08 AM
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Im up between 5-6a.
Connor is up at 6a, the other two are up right at about 7a.
Connor usually showers around 645a.
Breakfast at 7a.
Ready for school(Connor) while I help get the other two dressed and ready for the day.
745a I make Connors lunch while they play.
805a I get Connor to school
820a I open the complexes laundry room.

*I do laundry about twice a week so if its a day Im doing it then I have it in the washers at 745a so I can get it done before the rest of the complex gets going LOL. In dryers by 820a and out of there by 10a*

Around 9a I check on Dan and help get him up and tended and fed. Boys are playing or watching their fav cartoons.

10a is snacktime
1110a is lunch for the younger two.
1120a Av is usually done and getting ready for school
1145a I take Av to school.
Noon Dev takes a nap and Dan and I eat lunch and hang out together.

I also do shopping and other errands and non noisy housecleaning between Noon and 230p.
235p I go get the boys from school and we do homework and such til 330p when they all then watch Ben 10.
5p I get dinner going or finished up.
7p they clean rooms and get ready for bed.
730-8p they get to bed.
9p I go clean and lock up the complexes laundry room.
930-1030p I get into bed and watch a Perry Mason with Dan and go to sleep.

*I didnt add when I help Dan get stuff done or whatnot but its tossed in there during the day too since Im his caregiver.*

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February 7th, 2013, 09:47 AM
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We don't have any sort of routine yet.
Cassie, wife to Andrew, mommy to Sophia (4), Landon (2) and expecting baby #3 in June!

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February 7th, 2013, 08:29 PM
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I will use one of my days off.

We are all up by 5 am. We lounge around for about an hour doing nothing, playing with toys/quiet time to wake up. Start on breakfast about 6ish everyone eats and once done about 7 we all get dressed. Hang out around the house until we go to playgroup at the library if its on one of those days for whichever child. I have three that all go to a different class on different days in the mornings before I go to work. Make lunch about 11 ish. I clean and hang with the kids, we go outside whatever until its time for oldest to get on the bus for school at noon is when she heads out. Then I go in and dh puts the other two kids down for nap and i sit around doing nothing, lol. that is MY time..ill shower/read/go online/relax and hang with dh until he heads off to work at 2 and by then the kids are up from nap. More playing doing whatever until dd gets home at 3:30. Sometimes I will run some errands before dh leaves for work and kids are napping or else I wait and do them with all three kids once dd is home. If its wed/thur we have sports those nights so we make a quick dinner and then head out to gymnastics/ballet once home its bath, story and bedtime for the kids. I then clean the house up a bit/ do whatever i couldnt get done during the day or watch netflix/chill by myself until dh gets home from work at 12:30 am. We then spend time together and go to bed and the next day I always work because I am not lucky enough to have two days off ever in a row. I usually only have one full day off every two weeks. My life is much more crazy and hectic go go go on a work day but dh is home with the kids while I am at work so he does everything and I take over when I get home and he has to head out.
Nessa proud married working mother of three kids in Washington state. Trying to raise our family of five as LDS. Taking life one day at a time.
Jordan - 6 yr; Stan - 4 yr; & Tyler - 2 yr.
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February 8th, 2013, 05:53 PM
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We are up around 7, I make breakfast and get Lily up for school. Help her get ready and take her to the bus stop for 8:30. Then I get Tommy dressed and ready for the day, we play, then I straighten up. Around 12 Tommy has lunch and takes a nap around 1:00. I usually clean up and come on here a bit. I pick Lily up from the bus stop at 3:30, help her with homework and start dinner. We eat around 5:30 then bath and bed by 8:

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