The Prudent Homemaker Blog
My schedule has not changed much since I posted it 2 1/2 years ago, but I have made some small changes. I also have a nursing baby now. I can count on him waking every morning at close to the same time (Can I just say "hooray!" that it's usually around 5:30 a.m.? My poor mother; I woke every day at 4 a.m.!)
I usually have 4 loads of laundry a day to wash Monday - Saturday. My goal is to get them done early in the morning.
On Saturdays, we have a bit of a relaxed schedule, and we sleep in just a little. We don't have school on Saturdays, but chores, laundry, and meals generally follow the same schedule. When it's cooler, I'll often spend most of Saturday out in the garden. Sundays I don't do laundry. We have church and spend a relaxed day together, playing board and card games together.
4:45 Wake and prayer
4:50 Move laundry from the washer to the dryer; start a new load in the washer
5:00 Shower and dress
5:30 Nurse baby
6:00 Wake children
6:05 Move laundry to dryer and put another load in the washer. Move laundry that is dry to couches for children to fold.
6:10 Put away large pots and pans. Encourage children with chores.
6:15 Brush girls' hair. Start breakfast.
6:50 Move laundry from dryer that is dry to couches for children to fold. Move load of laundry to dryer and put another load in the washer.
7:10 Plate breakfast
7:30 Encourage children with after-breakfast chores
7:45 Move laundry to dryer. Wash pots and pans; tidy kitchen
8:00 School with children
11:00 Start making lunch
12:00 Encourage children with after-lunch chores
12:15 Wash pots and pans; tidy kitchen
12:30 Continue school with children
1:30 Garden, make bread, sew, take photographs, blog (usually one or two of these). Children's nap time/quiet time in their rooms.
3:00 Household chores
3:30 Snack time
4:00 Wash snack dishes. Start dinner. Children's playtime.
5:00 Work on dinner. Have children do before-dinner chores
5:30 Liberty piano practice
6:00 Wren piano practice
7:10 Have children do after-dinner chores. Put a load of laundry in and program it to wash in the morning to be done before I get up (using the delay start option).
7:30 Scriptures, songs, and family prayer
7:45 Wash pots and pans; tidy kitchen
8:00-9:00 Work on blog and website; spend time with my husband (talking, playing a game, watching a show on the computer together, etc.)
Bedtime sometime after that, but usually before 9:30 (later if I'm posting on the site, like tonight!)
I'll sneak in a bit more time in the garden, in the sewing room, or cleaning the house if I have a dinner that takes a bit less time, or if I'm making a more hands' off meal where the dinner is in the oven instead of on the stove. I've been finding myself using the oven and the solar oven a lot more recently; it's nice to put something in and walk away, giving myself extra time to work on other tasks.
For our homeschool schedule, see here.
Tomorrow I'll post our current chore schedule.Last modified on