Monday, August 17, 2015

Household Schedules

{From the Archives of Connie's Letters, April, 2013.}

Dear Mothers,

Thanks so much for sending in your home schedules..These are just suggestions to give you ideas.. One schedule i went by when my children were young and not in school yet was this one:

Get up early like by 7:00 am. and get dressed..Eat breakfast and feed the children and get them dressed for the day.. If husband has to go to work early pay close attention to him...Make his lunch if he wants you to...Be sure to have your face washed and a lil lipstick on so he will want to give you a kiss Good-Bye..Ok so try to start your work around 8:00 in the morning..Try to straighten up the house by spending about 10 min in each room...Don't do the dishes yet ..Just clear the table and put dishes in to soak ..Just straighten up the house top clean each room..don't vacuum yet..just put things away..

Then around 10:00 start the family evening meal..If you plan on having meatloaf then now is the time to make this up and put it in the frig all ready for when 5:00 comes for supper...Also make your dessert and put this in the frig too..maybe make a salad and refrigerate this..Then when you want to put supper on by 5:00..its almost all done..Like maybe around 4:00 you could make mashed potatoes or some kind of potato dish, and
you will be ready for supper at 5:00..

So now it is around 11:00 in the morning ..So now do the dishes and sweep the kitchen floor..Then vacuum and make the beds..and tidy up for lunch.. Try to get this done by noon and just have something simple like leftovers or a sandwich for lunch..

Then take a nap with the children.  Lay down and read to the little ones..and you take a nap too ...Or just rest and pray and read your Bible..Then around 2:00 in the afternoon do a project..such as some deeper cleaning...Make a list of 5 things you want to do for a special cooking or cleaning job...Something special that will take a few hours to do..For example Monday clean out your closet and get rid of the clothes you don't wear..Then Tues do all the baking for the week.. Wed, start your garden. Thursday and Friday do extra cleaning for the weekend.. But this is to be done in the afternoon between about 2:00 and 4:00..

Then about 4:00 get ready for Papa to get home from work..Get supper on by 5:00..after supper sit with Papa and enjoy him and the little ones..Then around 8:00 start putting the little children to bed..Give them their bath etc..And then spend the evening with your husband...Now these are just suggestions for a young
mother..i know you older moms don't need connie

* Order Connie's book, "Dear Kitchen Saints," available on Amazon. It is autobiographical and tells the beautiful story of her marriage testimony!* 


Roses around the door... said...

Dear Connie, I have read your book " Dear Kitchen Saints" and now am reading it again! I am like a sponge and just want to soak in your words. Never have I ever read such warmth, honesty and comfort, I hope you write another book. Connie I want you to know, your words inspire me everyday and I feel I am achieving small goals because of this...Thank you! God Bless Jackie :)

bj said...

wow...I wish I could be that organized but I never could follow a schedule very well. 77 yrs old...married 56 years...2 children...10 grands plus 2 more by marriage...3 little great-grands...plenty of time to do my housework and.....
BLOG...which I love doing.
I'm going to follow along...maybe I can learn scheduling from you. :) xoxo

bj said...

oops, didn't find a Google Friend Connect here...only way I do my following. But, I will come visit often.

Stephanie said...

My dear Connie, what a wonderful post! I love how organized the schedule is. I do a few things differently, but for the most part your schedule is like mine...I love getting supper ready early because it seems like when I leave it until later in the day I feel rushed when it's time to get everything together.

Thank you so much for sharing with Roses of Inspiration - I was greatly blessed. Hugs to you!

Jennifer said...

My children are a little bit older than this, but I've always lived by a schedule. It makes my day so much better. Reading your schedule for mothers with littles really brings back memories. Thanks for posting.


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