I'm certain our schedule will be edited and adjusted in the future, but for many moms including myself, we are desperate for some sort of routine and predictability.
I know that a lot of us are home with kiddos and a lack of structure can make the days feel almost endless and lead to chaos, then frustration, and all in all - stress.
So I thought I'd dust off my preschool teacher hat and put together a flexible schedule and list of activities anyone can do at home.
This plan is set up for a my family - a single mom of two boys who also does some work from home.
Note : These are aimed at preschool ages 3-5 but can be modified for other ages.
Extra Note: Judge me if you may, but yes I allow my kids some TV time (educational kids shows) and screen time (child friendly monitored games)
Being stay at home mom can take a toll in several ways. We can "lose ourselves", get bored, stir crazy, or just find ourselves in a less than awesome mindset I think it's critical to develop a healthy positive mindset, and it usually has to take a bit of intentionality.
Why is this important?
As a friend told me, "Your beliefs become your thoughts, your thoughts become your words, your words become your actions, your actions become your habits, your habits become your values, your values become your destiny."
Your thought life is the foundation of everything you do and how you perceive the world around you. Your thoughts affect your behavior, which in turn affects your family and household. So it is critical to learn how to be mindful of your thought patterns and intentionally work towards making it positive and healthy.
Malia was born and raised in Kaneohe, Hawaii and graduated from Azusa Pacific University. She spent the majority of her career as an Early Childhood Education Teacher/Administrator.