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SAHM's -- what is your day like? O ♥ G 2 kids; Pride, Louisiana 10723 posts
25th Apr '13

So for SAHM's, how many kids do you have, what are there ages, and what do you and your kids do all day on a typical day??



I'm getting bored with it, and I need some new ideas.

user banned 3 kids; Portland, Michigan 15675 posts
25th Apr '13

I have a 3 year old and a 2 year old and our day is pretty much like this...
wake up, change them, eat breakfast, watch tv, clean up, play, go outside if it's warm, eat lunch, play, watch tv, clean up, eat dinner, clean up dinner, give them baths, clean up their bath mess, watch tv, put them in bed and that's about it.



Yup.

Vitameatavegamin 19 kids; League City, Texas 5828 posts
25th Apr '13

We're bored most of the day. 3 kids. Ages are 4 years, 2 years, and 7 months. The baby is usually always the first one up so I get up and feed/change her, depending on how early it is I might get to sleep for an extra hour. Then get the other 2 up and fed, sit down with my coffee and usually BG(now lol), hang in until lunch time, feed them, do dishes. They just play pretty much all day, nap time for an hour or 2 in the afternoon, if I'm lucky I get them all to nap at the same time. Then DH gets home and I hit the grocery store or any other errands needing done. Then dinner of course, bath, and bed time after some t.v.



But that is right now, we are getting a second vehicle in a couple months so we won't be stuck at home all day while DH is at work/school, and DD1 is starting T-Ball this summer and pre-k in the fall, so in a couple months my days will be a little more interesting.

SavageDarling 3 kids; Webster, Massachusetts 10381 posts
25th Apr '13

I'm a SAHM, my littles are 6 and 2, and I'm about to have my third any day. My 6year is in kindergarten so he is gone from 9-3:10 everyday (sad face), but since at the moment I'm so very pregnant, my 2-year-old and I spend a lot of time sitting and doing simple crafts, reading, singing, watching videos, doing flash cards, etc. quiet low energy activities for now. Ah also "helps" me out with my housework.



Normally though, when I'm not enormous and ready to drop some life on this piece, we do a lot of dance parties, cooking, we make videos of plays we make up, dress up, walks, big art projects, we go to the park, garden, etc. I mean the list is endless really. We do whatever we want lol. Probably once a month or so we have one day where we just watch movies and be lazy all day.

user banned 3 kids; Portland, Michigan 15675 posts
25th Apr '13
Quoting Lady GooGoo
TXMWmomof2 18 kids; Austin, Texas 174 posts
25th Apr '13

I have a 3.5 year old & an almost 2 year old. This is our day:



7:00 - wake up
7:05 - potty & diaper changed
7:10 - 7:40 - breakfast
7:40 - brush teeth, wash hands & face, get dressed for the day
8:00 - watch 1 show each
9:00 - do work in our workbooks (my daughter is working on her writing her letters, my son is working on colors & shapes)
10:30 - play time - outside if it's nice, go to a park, arts & crafts, whatever they're in the mood for during this time.
12:00 - 12:40: lunch
12:40 - potty/diaper change, wash hands & face
1:00 - 3:00 - nap/quiet time in their rooms.
3:00 - potty/diaper change
3:10 - 5:30 - play time or watch favorite shows
5:30 - 6/6:30 - cook dinner
6:30 - 7:00 - eat dinner
7:00 - 7:30 - settle down time.. we'll usually do a puzzle, read books, or sit on the couch & watch a show.
7:30 - 7:45 - clean up.
7:45 - 8:00 - bath, brush teeth, pajamas, read story, and off to bed.



We do this every single day. The time I run my errands, go to appointments, etc. usually occurs during their play time or during the time they spend working in their work books. We almost always stick to this schedule, because my son is the type of kid who thrives on a very strict schedule. My daughter is used to it, since it's been her schedule for almost 4 years now.

TmA's mommy 33 kids; South Carolina 1823 posts
25th Apr '13

I only have one child, a 7 month old boy. My day is really boring. I wake when he does which is any time between 6-8am. He never naps so my day is spent entertaining him and doing house work in between. I pretty much spend the day waiting for dh to get home so that I can do the housework that I didn't finish and so that I can get a break from ds. I can't wait until he is a bit older and we can start going out and doing more.

Kismet Due May 30; 1 child; 2 angel babies; Florida 1201 posts
25th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting TXMWmomof2:</b>" I have a 3.5 year old & an almost 2 year old. This is our day: 7:00 - wake up 7:05 - potty & ... [snip!] ... of kid who thrives on a very strict schedule. My daughter is used to it, since it's been her schedule for almost 4 years now. "</blockquote>




I need a strict schedule like this

3 little monsters 3 kids; Olathe, Colorado 50990 posts
25th Apr '13

I have a 8 year old, 5 year old and 4 year old. My older two go to school and my youngest is still at home for right now. I get the kids off to school in the morning and then I spend about an hour browsing the web and ignoring housework. Then we water the plants and veggies outside, weed if necessary, go walking if the weather is nice and play at the park before coming home. Eat lunch, do any errands or just go window shopping. Come home, have some quiet time which might mean a nap or just watching a movie. Play outside while waiting for the buses, start dinner while my oldest works on homework and the younger two color, eat, play a game (usually Sorry), baths at 7:30, TV time until 8:30 and then lights off.



Nothing overly interesting, LOL

Buckeye Due August 13; 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Mt Gilead, Ohio 882 posts
25th Apr '13

I have a 6 (as of yesterday), 4 and 1 year old. My oldest goes to school. After he is off to school I let my 4 year old watch a show and then we clean and play and whatever till 11. Then it is lunch and getting ready for preschool. The 4 year old has preschool 3 days a week. I use the time he is at school to run errands or visit my mom or MIL. When we get home we get the oldest off the bus and then do snacks. After that the kids play till supper time. Then it is homework time. All the boys do age appropriate things. Of course the oldest has his actual homework to do. Then it is baths, stories and bed. Throw in t-ball twice a week and you have a rough idea of what we do, during the school year. Summer is waaaaaay different.

nothingness Arizona 3578 posts
25th Apr '13
Quoting O ♥ G:" So for SAHM's, how many kids do you have, what are there ages, and what do you and your kids do all day on a typical day?? I'm getting bored with it, and I need some new ideas."


Wake up at 6 or 7. Go work out with my mom and my son who is 6 months, we alternate every day between videos and running to softball and tennis. Then around 8 or 9 we have breakfast, then watch a little tv before his mid morning nap. During his nap I'll go shower or play on here lol. Then I play with him when he gets up, help him develop like sitting up, and right now its standing lol, then around noon I make lunch. Then he has his afternoon nap. Then the hubby gets home around 2 and we relax with him for a while, I'll make him a snack or something while he plays with the baby. Some days we will take him to the park or for another walk, others we lounge around just being together. We try to spice it up every day. And at the end of the day I clean and cook dinner, bath, and bed. We want to get passes to wet n wild this summer



Squid Kid Due July 2; 1 child; 5 angel babies; Tennessee 27505 posts
status 25th Apr '13

Awful. Don't be a SAHM.



12:00: DD wakes up
Usually turn on a morning show for her and set her down with breakfast
12-4 spend time rolling around with DD, feeding her when she's hungry or every couple hours. Sometimes go shopping or out somewhere.
4-6: Nap time
6-10: She generally preoccupies herself until bed at 10.

JenTheHen 2 kids; Hillsboro, Oregon 458 posts
25th Apr '13

My 2 year old gets up sometime before 7 usually, but will play quietly in his room for about half an hour.
Then we go downstairs, he gets milk, I get coffee & breakfast. He plays with toys or watches a show. If we're going somewhere that morning, after he eats breakfast we go back upstairs to get ready. I gate him in his room with my iPad to play with while I take a shower. I like to get out of the house or have friends over at least 3x a week. I am in a meetup group that has regular play dates, sometimes we go run errands (I love shopping when the stores are empty in the morning), or go to a park, zoo, children's museum, or science museum (we have memberships to everything). If we're staying home I just go with the flow. I was so sick and miserable my entire pregnancy with baby #2, most days I spent on the couch with the TV on. But now that its warm out he can play in the backyard. He eats lunch around 12 and is usually asking for a nap by 12:30. He sleeps for 2 hours usually. When he's napping I eat my lunch in peace, and relax. When he wakes up we play or do chores. I want to start having a designated time for learning activities, so we might do that. Daddy gets home by 5, we hang out for a bit, then we start dinner. After dinner we clean up, give baths, then bedtime by 8:30.

user banned 3 kids; Portland, Michigan 15675 posts
25th Apr '13
Quoting Kismet:" <blockquote><b>Quoting TXMWmomof2:</b>" I have a 3.5 year old & an almost 2 year ... [snip!] ... is used to it, since it's been her schedule for almost 4 years now. "</blockquote> I need a strict schedule like this"


:!: but I don't think my kids would like it very well.

nutmeg. California 22281 posts
25th Apr '13

I have a 5 and a 1 yr old.



We wake up at 6:45ish and they go to bed at 7:30.
Mondays we go to the beach or park (which one depends on the weather)
Tuesday we go to our local street fair
Wednesday we walk around a local island or go to the tide pools
Thursday we visit grandma and/ or go to a theme park
Friday we go to the Farmer's Market and the beach



In the Summer we swim in the pool most days too....