Stay at Home Schedule for three kids; preschool, toddler, and baby

It isn’t easy to get stuff done around these parts. It seems that once I am done changing a toddler’s diaper, a baby needs to be nursed. Once that’s done, a preschooler is shoving a book in my lap to read to her.

This is the best schedule for stay at home mamas! It includes schedule for baby, toddler AND preschooler!

It can be chaotic.

It can be challenging.

And I can get through an entire day and wonder, “What did we do today?”

Have you ever felt like that?

Have you ever looked around your house and thought, “When am I ever going to have time to get it all done?”

Well, this is definitely something I think about. Often, in fact.

Graciegirl

I first created a schedule when it was just me and my little girl. Then, I had another. Now, we have three kids age three and under.

Keeping to a routine is what keeps this mama’s sanity.

Here’s the thing about this routine, it is very flexible.

When you live with three little kids, you HAVE to be flexible.

Your schedule has to be fluid because anything can and will happen.

You might be planning on the kids waking up at seven, like they normally do; but then, they wake up at six. You might plan on nursing the baby six times a day, only to find that he is going through a growth spurt and needs as many feeds as he can get. You might be planning on doing some lessons, but go run errands instead.

That’s okay!

Schedule for preschool, toddler, baby

A schedule is supposed to work for you, not the other way around.

If you find that what you have isn’t working, then go back and try something else. This is one reason why I do my schedules in excel. Then, I can go back and adjust things as needed.

Also, at this point, our baby Levi isn’t moving around much, but he does like to be stimulated. So, we usually put him in his bouncer or walker and let him watch his siblings. He seems pretty entertained by that.

Levi three month old (5)

Another note, sometimes, due to Levi waking them up at night, the kids don’t sleep well. On those days, I change the schedule around and have them going to sleep around eleven in the morning, rather than after lunch. Like I said, it’s all about being flexible.

Two things that are incredibly important in this schedule. One is the time with the husband. If you have a spouse, don’t use children as an excuse to neglect them. Your children NEED to see you and your spouse enjoying each other, loving each other and spending time together.

The second thing that I think is absolutely essential is nap time for mama or daddy. It doesn’t need to be time when you actually sleep, but that time is when the parent can recharge their batteries for the second half of the day. If at all possible, make time in your day to recharge.

Feel free to use our schedule, if you would like. Or make your own in excel.

Stay at home schedule with three kids!

However you do it, I challenge you to be intentional today about getting into a routine as a family. You will be surprised at how much more you can get done.

Is it possible to stay at home with three kids and still get stuff done? This blogger maintains that it is!

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4 comments

  1. Gretchen Tokar says:

    love these, wish I would of had it when my kids were little, I love to make lists! Now do you have one for SAHM with kids in school, I find myself procrastinating a lot, lol.

  2. Dawn Kirkland says:

    Love this!!! Thank you!! I do have one question, when do you do things like run errands, grocery store, etc.?

  3. Michelle Bogan says:

    I love this…however I feel like it is too late:( I know that is probably not true….what you are thoughts on implementing this with at 3 year old and 9 month old? My 3 year old is starting a 2 day pre-school…but I want to do some learning at home as well. Momma has not been very disciplined and I SO NEED a schedule!!

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