Today I am thrilled to be guest posting for my good friend Lauren of The Military Wife and Mom. Her blog is fantastic for new parents as well as those in the military! However, she really wanted to know how I created a successful stay at home schedule while I had multiple kids to manage. So, I wrote this guest post for her, sharing how the basic element, the key, to my good schedule all revolves around one simple thing….
When you have multiple young children at home, a good stay at home schedule is pretty important, at least if you want to have order and not lose your sanity. This schedule will look different for every family, and every situation, but I feel like there is one key ingredient to a truly successful stay at home schedule – sleep.
Nap times should be sacred, bedtimes well established, and good sleep habits and training instigated. The benefits of revolving your schedule around sleep are for your child, but also for yourself as the stay at home parent.
As a mom of three young children, including twins, I know the difficulties of anti-nappers, and anti-sleepers. I also know the annoyance of staying at home instead of going out at certain times of the day because little boy needs a nap. I know that you have more flexibility when your child doesn’t nap or doesn’t have a rigid bedtime. But, I swear, setting up your stay at home schedule around sleep will be beneficial to all. […]
Hop over to her blog to read the rest of my post where I cover my 4 Reasons Your Stay at Home Schedule Should Revolve Around Sleep, as well as tips on Managing Sleep Schedules with Multiple Young Children.
But tell me, do you make your schedule revolve around naps, or are you more “go with the flow”?