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I am regularly asked about what my days look like since I cook traditional foods from scratch, work from home and homeschool. So I figured I’d give a run-down of an average weekday when we’re home. If I was gardening, I’d be doing it before exercise in the mornings, while still cool out and again after dinner each night.
6am- Feet hit the floor and T-tapp.
6:30- Cool down, help hubby get ready for work, shower and dress, and get organized for the day.
7:30- Start breakfast, wake up the kids. The kids clean their rooms then play in the living room until time to eat.
8:00- Eat breakfast
8:30- Kids brush teeth and hair and get dressed while I handle kitchen tasks.
8:45- Daily chores for everyone. For me, this includes kitchen work.
9:45- Special chore projects that aren’t daily, if it’s needed. Otherwise, we start school.
10:00- School for the kids, I work on my job or in the kitchen testing recipes when I’m not helping them. My children use an online curriculum and I handle handwriting and other hands-on subjects.
11:30- I prep lunch (usually leftovers) while the kids wrap up their work and clear the dining room table.
noon- Eat lunch
12:30ish- Work for me, finish school for the kids. When school is done, they have quiet time to read books, then playtime until dinner.
3:00- Food prep for dinner, if it’s needed. Otherwise, I keep working.
5:30 or 6:00- Eat dinner
7:00ish- After-dinner chores followed by family time.
8:00- In bed for the kids and they can read until lights out, work for me.
8:30- Lights out for the kids.
10:00- I get off the computer and get ready for bed, then lay in bed and read.
10:30- Lights out for me.
So you can see that I squeeze in around 6-8 hours of work each weekday. We have about an hour and a half of chores that includes kitchen time for me. I have a flexible amount of time in the afternoon to do food prep so that I can cook multiple dishes at once if needed. Their afternoons are open-ended to allow them enough time to complete their schoolwork and have some quiet time, then they can play the rest of the afternoon.
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