School is almost out. You finish up end-of-year activities and start to exhale, but then realize everyone will be under your feet all. day. long. So while teachers are counting down the days, work-from-home and stay-at-home moms alike are wondering what in the world they will do with the kids home 24/7. That’s why I decided that creating a summer schedule is a must.
You see, even though my daughter only had preschool three mornings a week, it was still super helpful to be able to count on that time to run errands or tackle things around the house. I was starting to dread the start of summer until my friend Katie of Fun Home Things posted on Facebook about putting her four kids on a schedule.
Instantly, I knew that a schedule is exactly what we need to help everyone have a better summer. And if you are wondering how to create your own schedule, check out the ideas below. (Links are below photos.)
Summer Schedule Ideas
Schedules can be as structured or as spontaneous as you’d like. I’ve seen some moms who plan what will happen every hour of the day and some who just plan one activity a couple of days a week. Take the general idea and make it work for you.
You can also incorporate some family routines too, like pizza and a movie on Friday nights or breakfast for dinner on Sundays. Or family outings on Saturdays.
And, if you’re looking for more support this summer, here are two free resources:
- Jess Connolly’s Summer to Thrive challenge with a 19-page workbook to help you plan your summer
- Fresh Start Family’s Summer Positive Parenting‘s 5-day challenge with daily encouragement emails
Do you have any family routines or schedules for the summer? I’d love to hear your ideas. Feel free to share them on the Defeating Busy Facebook page.