A stay-at-home mom’s schedule with a toddler can be very hectic. It is a full-time job for the parent to take care of their child and manage the household. This article will outline how to plan a stay-at-home mom schedule with a toddler.
This is the simple stay-at-home mom schedule with a toddler (2–5 years old) that is working for me.
Stay-at-home mom schedule with a toddler
My schedule for the five and one-year-old
Wake up and prepare breakfast.
I take breakfast together with my husband.
My husband leaves home to go to work.
Back to sleep for 30 minutes (I always tell Mom’s naps in between make your body feel relaxed and fresh to work for the next hours).
6: 30 Am
I wake up, make my bed, and have a bath.
Wake my five-year-old son.
My son eats breakfast, and my daughter is up for a cup of milk.
I prepare my son to go to school.
Take my son to school.
I come back from school and make breakfast for my one-year-old daughter.
The baby naps for 2 hours (if your child has a sleeping problem, this book can help you).
I start my online job at 8 a.m. My daughter sleeps for two hours, and since I am a morning person, I work on my blog. Check out other jobs you can do at home as a stay-at-home mom (online jobs, crafts, or business ).
Two hours is enough to write a new blog post since it’s morning; there is no interruption and the mind is fresh.
I take my 10 o’clock snack as I meditate about my day. I love doing it alone for 30 minutes before my daughter wakes up.
The baby wakes, and she eats her breakfast. At this time, I am energized after taking a snack. The little one is full. We take 30 minutes to play. If you have other children at home for the holidays, you can read a book together or do some art in their drawing books.
I am still energized after taking a snack and happy mom after playing with my daughter, so I start my cleaning time. This is the time I do laundry, it takes one hour or less since I do laundry daily.
Give my daughter a piece of fruit and continue cleaning the house. I use a mop to clean the house, and at the same time, I can carry my daughter in the wrap if she is fussy.
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I can wash the dishes while I am still carrying my daughter in a wrap carrier.
Sometimes I give my daughter fruits that she can easily hold in her hand and feed herself. I make sure it’s her favorite fruit so that she can do it alone while I am cleaning.
I never do general cleaning on weekdays.
We eat lunch. Most days, I make my daughter’s lunch in the morning as I make breakfast and take the leftovers from the night before. I save time by making my daughter’s lunch first thing in the morning.
My daughter takes a shower and has an afternoon nap. I take 30 minutes of nap time. Make sure you have a wind-down routine or me-time. It is not necessary for you to sleep. You can do exercise, read a book, or meditate.
I get up at 2:00 and continue working on my online gigs where I left off in the morning for another 30 to 60 minutes.
Sometimes I even start preparing dinner when I feel like not working on my blog.
The baby gets up, and I give her a snack.
I pick up my kid from school while making grocery purchases for the evening; snacks for the next day; my daughter’s lunch; and fruit. I feel that the distance I walk while picking up my son is sufficient exercise.
Remember, I am alone, so I am still carrying my daughter on my back using a sling or wrap. That is another exercise (ha ha ha weight lifting).
In the morning, I still walk (when taking my son to school), which is enough exercise for me.
My son takes a snack and tea.
We do homework for 30 minutes, and the kids go outside to play together as I prepare dinner.
My son take a shower.
My son and daughter have dinner.
My husband and I have dinner together. If he is home earlier, we eat dinner at the same time as the kids. I make sure the dinner utensils and cups are clean before going to bed.
If my husband comes home from work early, we enjoy time together. We can read kids’ books for 20 minutes, tell stories, watch television, or listen to how my son spent his day.
At this time, we fold the clothes that I washed during the day.
My son and daughter are preparing to go to sleep at 8 p.m.
I like putting my son to sleep at 8 pm by the time is 6 o’clock in the morning he has already slept 9 hours plus. In the afternoon my son has a nap of 1-2 hours at school.
Make sure your child sleeps enough hours.
The children sleep, and I start tidying the house. Putting toys in the right place.
I read and make my to-do list for tomorrow. I can read a book or the Bible. You can read books for stay-at-home mothers.
Before I sleep, I make sure my husband’s outfit and son’s uniforms for tomorrow are ready. This makes my morning less stressful.
10:30 pm Sleep time
On the weekend, I alter the schedule. I never wake up early since my husband is at home. I usually wake up at 8 am.
Also, on the weekends I don’t work on my blog. I create time for my family and me-time.
My daughter has grown and is now three years old. I have survived with the same above schedule for 1-3 years, except I stopped breastfeeding at 2 years.
Some things have changed since I started earning from my blog. I now hire someone to do laundry in my house twice a week.
Daily Toddler Schedule for 2-Year-Old (24-Months) to 3 years
- 7:30 am – Wake up & Play
- 8:15 am – Breakfast
- 8:45 am – Playtime
- 10:00 am – Snack
- 12:00 pm – Lunch
- 12:30 pm – Nap
- 2:30 pm – Nap Ends
- 2:45 pm – Snack
- 3:00 pm – Playtime
- 5:30 pm – Dinner
- 7:00 pm – Bedtime routine – Bath and Pajamas, reading and snack
- 7:45 pm – Sleep
The schedule has changed. My daughter is now going to school, and I am alone at home. Hurray for more me-time and extra time to work at home on my blog.
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Are you a stay-at-home mom with a toddler between the ages of 1 and 5? Please share with us in the comment section below your stay-at-home mom schedule with a toddler.
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