Trying to plan out your week in advance can be very challenging for most stay-at-home moms. I used to struggle with this until I found a system that worked for me. In this article, I have put together a simple stay-at-home mom weekly schedule you can follow at home.
I’ve also included a visual table to help explain things clearer. Remember that the table below is just an example. The Items on the list can change depending on your needs for that week. Feel free to modify it to fit your needs.
To see a complete breakdown of my morning, afternoon, and evening routines, check out A Stay-at-Home Mom Daily Schedule Template That’ll Help You Organize Your Day. It will show you how I structure my day in detail.
Before we dive into how to create a stay-at-home mom weekly schedule, let’s look at some benefits of having a weekly schedule.
Benefits Of Having A Weekly Schedule
Having a weekly schedule helps you plan out your week with all the essential duties you need to carry out clearly listed out. This way, you don’t forget to do important things each day.
A weekly schedule is similar to a weekly calendar. It’s listed from Monday to Friday. You write out all the important errands, appointments, and duties that you need to work on that week. This will keep you organized and provide your family with structure.
Below is a sample of what a weekly calendar could look like for a stay-at-home mom.
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Sample Weekly Schedule
|Costco shopping||Visit Grandparents||Outdoor day||Playdate||Family Time||Family Time||Church/ Family Time|
|Clean my bedroom||Clean kids’ rooms||Deep Clean bathrooms||Deep Clean living room||Deep clean kitchen|
|Bulk Meal Prep||Bulk Meal Prep|
|Educational Time||Educational Time||Educational Time||Educational Time||Educational Time||Educational Time||Educational Time|
|Relaxation/spending time with friends||Relaxation/|
spending time with friends/
Stay-at-home Mom Weekly Schedule Explained In Details
When you sit down to write your weekly calendar, list out all the essential items that must be done that week. Let’s break down my Monday schedule to understand it better.
On Monday I like to go to Costco for grocery shopping. Doing so helps me avoid the long lines of the weekend rush. I also like to clean my bedroom on Monday. Having a clean bedroom helps me start my week on the right foot.
Each day I spend at least an hour with my kids teaching them educational materials. Sometimes we do a science activity. Other times we will read and practice writing. Sometimes we watch an educational TV show and answer some pre-planned questions about it.
I also like to schedule time for relaxation each day. During relaxation time, I practice self-care. I may read a book or watch TV while the kids play with their toys. Sometimes I work on my website or my hobbies.
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Self-care is extremely important. According to The Washington Post, if you don’t take time out for yourself each day, you will burn out quickly.
All the joys of parenting will start to become mindless chores to be completed. Mothers who don’t practice self-care are at higher risk of developing insomnia, depression, and anxiety.
Here’s What My Stay-at-home Mom Weekend Schedule Looks Like
I try to prioritize family time on the weekends because that’s when my husband is off from work. My husband likes to help with the laundry when he’s home so that I can have enough time to deep clean the kitchen.
He also takes care of the kids so I can go out with my friends. Spending time with friends is one way I practice self-care. It’s very easy to isolate yourself as a stay-at-home mom because our lifestyles are so different from the norm.
I make it a point to see a friend once a week. When I can’t, I have a lengthy phone call with them just to catch up.
On Saturdays and Sundays, I cook bulk meals meant to last the rest of the week. I don’t like making dinner every evening, so that’s the solution I have come up with.
To see other hacks I use as a stay-at-home mom, check out 21 Stay-at-Home Mom Hacks To Help You Simplify Your Life
My husband and I have a date night at least once a week. Some days, we do date night at home when we can’t get a babysitter. When we’re lucky enough to get a sitter, we go out to enjoy ourselves.
The rest of our weekend is spent as a family. We go visit other family members or go out to eat together. Sometimes we spend time outdoors as a family.
Creating a schedule doesn’t have to be a complicated thing. Just remember to pencil in your top priorities of the week first. If there’s space left over, then add other chores.
Remember to always block out time for self-care. It will help you avoid burnout in the future. I hope this article has helped you create a stay-at-home mom weekly schedule that’s easy to follow.
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