(Closed) Q’s for SAHM’s

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Oooooh, I would love to know this, too!

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I’m a Stay-At-Home Mom to two little ones. here’s what I’ve learned:

children thrive on routine. We wake up, eat, nap, eat and go to bed at the same time every day. But it’s good to shake up the routine every now and then too!

In the morning, we eat and they watch a few cartoons while I have my coffee, read the news etc. Then I clean up breakfast, and do laundry. They usually run around my room while I’m putting clothes away. then it’s lunch time. They eat, play for half an hour then it’s nap time. Nap time is mommy’s free time. After naptime we go and run whatever errands we have and then come home and cook dinner.

I try and do something fun everyday, whether its play-do, blowing bubbles,baking cookies, playing in the backyard, coloring etc. I wouldn’t say it’s ever boring, kids make a damn mess, so there is ALWAYS something to do even if it’s cleaning.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

we have a fairly flexible routine. we get up she watches gabba for a little bit while i make breakfast and get dressed. after she eats she goes and gets herself dressed and then we do our errands like grocery shopping. when we get home she helps my put them away and she cleans up the living room of her toys. when shes does that im making lunch. after lunch we relax on the couch and read books or color or flash cards, whatever she chooses. after that we go and lay down for a nap. after the nap we start getting stuff ready for dinner and doing laundry. when its time to cook dinner she goes and sits on the couch with daddy and watches tv with him. when dinner is done we sit down and eat then take a bath, read book or flash cards then go to bed. this is my perfect day but it dosent always happen like this.

she is a super big helper so she does a lot of housework and cooking with me. we usually take her flash cards with her to the store or running errands and she is always asking questions and i ask her questions. i dont really schedule or plan things during the day if i can help it because some days she dosent want to help or go to the store or whatever it is she dosent want that day. we try to play with other nighbor hood kids and have sprinkler day or other fun things. her favorite is going to the firestation and watching all the fire trucks goe in and out lol.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

My baby’s only a month old, so life is pretty redundant with her. Still, I’m not bored at all, always seem to be busy. Usually I try to get her to nap in the morning so I can eat breakfast and do things around the house (laundry, wash bottles, etc.). Then she wakes up, I change her diaper and feed her. Either she’ll fall asleep again or stay up for a half hour or so and then fall asleep. Since she doesn’t love being put down on anything during the day (no bassinet, swing, bouncer, etc, she’ll only sleep in the bassinet at night), I have her in my arms during sleepy time and I’m pretty much stuck on the couch. But I’m exhausted, so I love having that time to relax!

My mom was a Stay-At-Home Mom and she was very hands on, so I’m hoping to be the same way. We were always doing something or going somewhere, like story hour at the library, swim lessons, etc. I also had 2 older siblings though so they kept me busy as a baby as well.

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I stay home with my 3 year old bonus son, except on Thursday’s. He is big on having a schedule. So we have a routine. He wakes up at 8am. He watches cartoons until about 9am. He’s not a morning person and doesn’t like to eat right away. At 9am we have breakfast. Then we usually run errands and stop at the park or go for a bike ride. He still naps everyday from 11:30 to 1:30. During that time I clean and do some work. Then we have lunch. Then we have an activity normally. Swim class, gymnastics, yoga, and we go to the gym everyday. My gym has a discovery area with a sitter. He loves that. 

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