Our Blessed Chaos

My hubby + a 1st grader + twins in kindergarten + 4 critters..... Yeah it is chaos, but we are blessed!

Today's Verse

I had created a routine a couple months ago but was having trouble following it. I always seemed to be behind and of course things later in the day would never get done. I needed a new routine and for it to be simplified and more complex at the same time! I figured this routine out yesterday and I don't know if it will work yet, but I feel good about it. Today was an off day because I have three sick kids which means I was up half the night and then today I was cuddling somebody nearly all day.

6:00 - 7:00 Bible reading & devotional time

7:00 - 8:00 Kids wake up and start to make their way into our bed and we watch Blue's Clues

8:00 - 10:00 Morning routine which includes making beds, getting dressed, breakfast, cleaning up the kitchen, any needed supper preparations and laundry that needs to be done

10:00 - 11:00 Time for exercise and play. I am hoping that I can do some kind of beneficial workout with the kids along side me.

11:00 - 12:00 Lunch

12:00 - 2:00 Naptime and my time for Bible Study and blog reading & writing

2:00 - 4:00 Snack and school. We are following the preschool curriculum from hubbardscupboard.org.

4:00 - 5:00 Cleaning, I have a schedule for my cleaning routines that I will post later. I developed these using ideas from flylady.net

5:00 - 6:30 Supper routine which is preparing, eating, dishes, and taking the garbage to the dump.

6:30 - 7:30 Bedtime routine which includes storytime, family devotional, teeth, bath, prayers & bed

My previous routine was too detailed and too split up. I was constantly looking at the routine to see where I was and what I was supposed to be doing. The best part about this routine is that I could type it out without having to look back too much at the printed copy. It flows alot better and the big chucks of time are good for when things don't run as nicely as they do on paper.

Of course this is our at home routine. The routine is thrown out the window on days we go to the library for storytime, days we will be going to MOPS, and days for playdates or shopping.