What's a typical day of a SAHM - a weekday and a weekend (I assume weekend is quite different given DH is around).
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05-03-2012 12:21 #1Member
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Daily routine of a SAHM
05-03-2012 12:29 #2Senior Member
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I dont have a routine as such.
Its just a big mix of cooking, cleaning, school runs, laundry, feeding kids, playgroup, swimming, park, walks, playdates, more cooking, more cleaning, school lunches, gardening, painting.
lol, I am always pretty busy though because there is always something to be done.
Weekends are much the same, my DP works every second weekend and when he is here he is busy working on the house reno's or sleeping in.
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Monday - Toddler gym and swimming
Tuesday - Play in the Park
Wednesday - Playgroup/Rhymetime
Thursday - Daycare
Friday - Rhyme time
Weekends we do family stuff and housework
DD sleeps every arvo, and we do drawing/painting/reading/blocks/trainset in the evenings
(I go to the gym at night Tues and Thurs)
05-03-2012 12:56 #4
monday - swimming
tues - mainly music (run by salvation army)
wed - day care
thurs - playdate with friends at park/rockpool/someones house
fri - same as thurs
weekends we don't have any set activities. we usually get out of the house and do something in the mornings.
DF works shift work so is not home every weekend, but he tends to get 3 or 4 days off in a row every other week, so we spend time as a family then.
I don't have a set routine with housework. Just do it as it needs to be done. I'm usually doing some kind of cleaning activity most days. DF helps out with the cooking, and cooks on his days off.
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05-03-2012 12:59 #5
My DH works in the mines so weekends aren't much different, routines change according to whether he is home or not.
So a basic day when he is away...
Brekkie/make school lunch (DS1 5 days, DS2 2 days)
Put washing on
coffee/check emails and facebook if I have time before getting ready for school
Get myself and kids dressed etc, we leave about 8.25
If DS2 doesn't have kindy, we walk DS1 to school then come home
Hang washing, other bits of housework, maybe some baking...
Some days we go out eg shopping,swimming lessons, visit friends, ABA meetings
Usually relaxed arvo, DS2 plays and I read/get on computer
2.50 walk back to school
after school, we do craft or they watch TV (have cut down to one hour twice a week on school days)
I make dinner, we eat at 4.30/5
Bath or shower, short play depending on time, stories and bed at 6.30 (this is now that nobody has day sleeps, used to be about 8.30)
I fold laundry in the evenings and talk to DH on the phone.
On weekends, we often go out in the morning to a friends/family or the park. After lunch, I let them watch a movie as DS1 is generally shattered after a full week of school.
When DH is home, we go out a lot more for lunches, shopping etc.
My kids are 3 and 5 tho. When they were younger and we didn't have school/kindy, we did a lot more craft/reading/puzzles/trains etc etc
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05-03-2012 13:36 #6
I'm a nanny but our week usually looks like:
play date or vegemite toast at a cafe with a little friend and her nanny from 8-9
sleep from 9:30-12:30/1. While he sleeps, I will do any of his laundry that needs doing, straighten up the house, unstack dishwasher etc
activity. Monday is usually park (with friend and her charge), Tuesday swimming, Wednesday park or soft play centre, thursday we might go to the beach or something, Friday is almost always grocery shop afternoon.
Rest time in cot with books from 4-5 (while i prepare dinner)
Bottle and Bed (7pm).
If my DP has a day off, she comes with and the extra set of hands means when I have 2 kids, we can take them both swimming.
Thurs and Fri are my quiet days so one of them is dedicated to my errands, like if I need to go to the RTA or Ikea or something. Kid's parents don't mind about this.
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