Now that summer is just around the corner, are you prepared for it? While most of us hope our summers will be filled with long days languishing in the sun, the reality can often be quite different.
My biggest tip going into my 10th summer as a mama (whaa?!!)- and having 3 kids who are still relatively young- take a little time to throw together a general daily schedule.
I’m not gonna sugar coat it… Finding a way to occupy the kids all summer is always challenging.
Here’s a preview of my ideal summer schedule for this year…
Step 1 – Start with a pen and piece of notebook paper. On the paper make three columns:
- Things that need to get done
- Experiences and activities you’d like to provide for the kids
- Activities you’d personally like to pursue this summer.
Step 2 – Break up your daily schedule into chunks of time (morning, lunch, naptime, etc.).
Step 3 – Take everything from your columns and use them to fill in your schedule.
Our Summer Schedule:
8:30 – 11:30 Playdates / Day Camps / Outdoor Time
11:30 – 12:30 Lunch
12:30 – 2:30
Dinner Prep w/ Kids Help
Other Household Chores
2:30 – 4:30
Art Time or other Creative Activities
More Outdoor Time
4:30 – 5:00 Reading Time
5:00 – 6:00 Dinner Prep / Kids’ Screen Time
6:00 – 8:00
Baths & Showers
8:00 Bed Time / Me Time!
But I’ve learned those days are always pretty easy – it’s having a plan for the days we have no plan that’s vital!
I hope this gets your wheels turning and helps you make a plan for your best summer yet!
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