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7 years ago my husband and I sat in a doctors office. After lots of visits and consultations, we heard the words “You son has ADHD with Impulsive Disorder”. Mind you at the time we were in deny because he was nothing like we had imagined when it came to a child suffering from ADHD but we knew that in that moment the way we approached parenting had to change, not because we didn’t believe in discipline but because we knew that the way we had been doing things were simply not going to work for him. Our doctor knowing we did not want to medicate the situation quickly shared with us the importance of a routine.
Amazing how when you mention setting a routine instantly I think of prison cells. I like to think of myself as a fly by the seat of my pants kinda girl. However in parenting and in homemaking I am learning that flying by the seat of your pants really doesn’t go hand in hand. Trying to managing things without routine leaves us stressed, overwhelmed and confused. These feelings don’t seem to help us when it comes to keeping our hearts in our homemaking. Instead, these feelings will cause us to run out the door with a quickness.
We have a couple different routines that go in our home we have our day today have to be done routines and then we have different tasks that are done on separate days of the week. It keeps this momma sane and it helps keep my kids somewhat in control because no matter what day or what time it is they know what is coming next.
So what does a good homemaking routine look like?
Homemaking has lots of different components. There is the day to day cleaning, deep cleaning, planning, errands, motherhood duties, marriage duties and there even needs to be a time that you set aside for yourself.
For myself I have my day broken up into three different sections:
- Early Morning
- Mid Day
- Night time
In those three times, I have 3 important activities that have to be done during those times.
- Start Laundry
- Breakfast/ Breakfast Clean Up
- Lunch / Lunch clean up
- Detail one room
- Dinner/ Dinner clean up
- Overall clean up of the house
- Bedtime stories and cuddles.
These 9 things actually help with making my home look lived in and not falling apart!!! Now I am not saying this daily layout will work for you but it is what works in our home.
Now with that being said we have a weekly routine. This is when I do the things mentioned above and I deep clean a certain room each day. Again this should only be used as an example because every home is different.
- Monday: Living room detail
- Tuesday: Kitchen detail
- Wednesday: Bathroom detail
- Thursday: Bedroom detail
- Friday: Yard work
- Saturday: Planning / Grading day
- Sunday: Family day/ Rest day
Your routine again doesn’t have to look like mine however a routine is something that all homes should have if nothing just to maintain your own personal sanity. I would love to know what type of routine that you have in your home. Feel free to comment below.
Until Next Time Just Keep Soaring 4 Him,
I would like to invite you to my Facebook group Christian Homemakers in Training where we dive into homemaking, motherhood, marriage and group devotions. After all, we all need a safe place to grow together, right?