I have a nearly 6 month old, I was under the dilution before going on maternity leave I would have all this spare time lol I'm struggling to keep on top on things. I was hoping you could share your schedule to get stuff done with me, how do you manage to keep ontop of everything
Thanks in advance
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07-02-2014 21:15 #1
Whats your Schedule ?
07-02-2014 21:31 #2Senior Member
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I don't! (Keep on top of things, that is).
I do basic housework each day sufficient to keep us clothed and fed (ie. laundry, dishes, dinner), but anything beyond that waits until the weekend when DH is home to help out.
As for the list of things I intended to do while on maternity leave (eg. cleaning out cupboards, organising paperwork, painting eaves) - HAH!
07-02-2014 21:37 #3
I've got 2 kids.
when dd1 was 6mths old. our day was
7-9am Morning activity (usually play on playmat whilst I did housework or cooked dinner for day)
9/9.30-11am bf then nap
11-2 midday activity (usually out somewhere ie playgroup, mothers group, shops, playdate and included lunch)
2-3.30/4pm afternoon nap
when dd2 was 6mths dd1 was 28mths
6-8 morning walk with both girls then breakfast
8-9ish morning nap around 30min on way to activity ie playgroup, mothers group, library, etc
9-11 morning activity
11.30-2.30/3 big midday nap
3-4.30 - home time usually housework and playtime
4.30-5 ish occ a third nap if midday sleep short
07-02-2014 21:38 #4
same as @Gentoo 'cept I barely do washing during the week either
We have a cleaner come in once a fortnight and then DH usually does a vacuum and mop of the ground floor on the weekends.
Very rarely I will get another vacuum session in on the first and second floors but generally baby takes all my time and what little time I get when she sleeps during the day (in the carrier) I do things in our home office for DH's business.
07-02-2014 22:03 #5
Thanks ladies dd just wants mummy all the time ( which I love) but clutter is stressing me
07-02-2014 22:10 #6
Mine are a bit older (4 & 1) but this is us:
5.30- 6am - I get up and go for a run on treadmill
630am - shower and have breakfast.
7am - kids get up.
715- kids have Breakky while I clean kitchen, put washing on and make beds
7.45am - playtime. Kids usually go in toyroom and play together. I'll spend a bit of time doing whatever needs doing
8.30- hang washing out. Kids out for a play outside
915 - bottle for ds2
930 - bed for ds2, morning tea for ds1
9.45 ds1 and I might do some cooking or baking.
1030 ds1 and I will do some chores around the place or more washing
11 - ds2 wake up and we will all have a little play
1130 - lunch
12 I'll clean up from lunch while kids play
1pm outside if it isn't too hot. Or I'll set up slip and slide or paddle pool
2pm ds2 bottle
230pm ds2 bed and ds1 is allowed to watch some tv for quiet time. I'll catch up on stuff during this time
330 - afternoon snack and I'll prep dinner
4pm ds2 awake. And I'll put dinner on to cook and this is usually when DH gets home
545pm we all go outside (during summer) play, feed the sheep, cow, donkeys. Might go for a walk or a drive around our property. Or catch yabbies in the dam etc
7-730 - downtime, bottle for ds2 and then bed for ds1 and ds2
This obviously varies a lot if we go to Playgroup or somewhere. Or if ds2 is at kindy.
But that's a pretty basic rundown of our day
DH, Me and our two boys.
#3 due 30th Sept
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07-02-2014 23:10 #10
My dd is 1 and any cleaning is done at night. I'm usually sweeping/mopping dusting, cleaning toilets/bathrooms, ironing and so in after dd is in bed. Anywhere from 8pm-midnight. Not the best time but I just love waking up in the mornings to a beautiful clean house and happy for dd to crawl (now a few steps!!) anywhere she likes. I clean her room during the day but I usually take her with me and try to occupy her with something different. It is a bit different with your Lo because of age but the night cleaning I've been doing for ages now.
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