I have wanted to write this post for sometime now but kept thinking to myself that I am probably NOT the person to talk about my schedule. I am the person who is always trying to fit 300 things into one day. Most days it doesn’t work out. As hectic as it is around here I do manage to keep everything moving forward. I guess that is the most important, right?
I get asked a lot how I manage to maintain a blog, take care of my family, home, and run a successful business. Well, most of the time it isn’t pretty around here. My home is not guest ready by any stretch of the imagination but by setting some priorities things get done.
Here is a peek at my schedule for a typical weekday.
630- Wake up, shower, get dressed.
700- Get the boys breakfast- tomorrow is eggs and fruit.
730- Boys get dressed
800- Take Carlos to school
830- 930- Come home let Ravi & Joseph play and catch up on emails and Facebook.
930-1130- Take the boys to the Natural History Museum
1130-1215- Pick up Carlos from school
1215-1:00- Lunch for the boys- Peanut Butter and Honey sandwiches with fruit
1:00- 2:00- Quick check of email, Facebook, make a few phone calls. While the boys play.
2:00-5:00- Take the boys to the pool.
5:00- 6:00- Boys watch a movie while I make dinner- Spaghetti and Meatballs with garlic bread and a salad.
6:00- 6:45- Dinner
6:45-7:45- Boys in the bath and bedtime
745- 10:00- Work on blog posts, phone calls, emails.
10:00-11:00- Hang out with the hubby chatting in his office or watching a show together.
If you notice there is not a whole lot of time allocated to cleaning…. I try to follow these 5 steps I wrote about last year. I struggled with this for sometime but have come to the conclusion that a little bit of clutter is just how it is going to have to be for now. And I am ok with it.
I also plan out the meals for the entire week on Sunday night. This helps with the grocery shopping AND makes it so I know exactly what we are eating so I am not trying to throw something together at the last minute.
My hubs is in charge of the laundry so I don’t have to worry about that too much. I am however in charge of the finances around here, so that adds to my schedule a bit as well. Keep an eye out soon for a post on organizing the finances. I have been doing some serious soul searching and have been making some BIG changes in this department. If you would like to join me in the checkbook slashing feel free to join us on Tuesday for my free War on Debt Webinar.