So as the title suggests I'm looking for ways to improve our home routine, both dh and I work full time, both 50 hours per week ish. I'm lucky enough that I can work from home and generally have a lot of flexibility. Our routine looks like this
5:45-6: dog wakes dh walks him
6-6:30: i get up and shower, dd wakes during this period, I get her up.
6:30-7: I finish getting ready and dress dd while dh showers.
7-7:30: we all have breakfast and aim to be out the door by 7:30 at the latest. On days I work from home I start at 7:30.
5:30-6: get home with dd, settle her with an episode of something and snack. While I get organised, heat her dinner,
6-6:30: dd has dinner, I usually stick in a load of washing or do prep for our dinner. Play with the dog, feed him, tidy up after dd.
6:30-7: dd and I pay for half an hour, whatever she wants.
7: dh gets home says hi to us and walks the dog usually back by 7:30. Dd and I go upstairs to run the bath, I stick the iron on and usually do a few bits, dd loves to take clothes and put them in her drawers so it's a bit of a game too.
7:30-8:15dh baths dd while I cook dinner, they come back down stairs and we eat at 8.
8:15 dh take dd upstairs for books before bed, bed at 8:30.
On a good night sit down at 8:30.
We go to bed around 10-10:30, dh hangs out any washing when he goes up to check in dd. Often I do other jobs, mop the floor etc
It's exhausting! So how can we do it better? Ideally dd would be in bed at 8pm.