My Mother in Love sent me a gift for Mother’s Day and when anyone sends me a gift I am careful to call and thank them. I don’t have a lot of FREE time to call friends and family throughout the day as much a I would like. So when I called my MIL to thank her for the gift she lovingly joked about how I hardly call and how she knew the gift she’d sent would get me to call.
To be honest, I would love to have the FREE time to call her as well as other family and friends, but I can’t at this point in my life. I tend to think that because I am a stay at home mom people have a misconception that I have plenty of FREE time on my hands, but it’s just the opposite.
When the Lord called me to be a wife it was not just a title for me. That title came with obligations. The same is the case with mt role as a mother and home maker. Before anyone gets up I try to steal some ME TIME with my first love…my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Then my mornings are filled pursuing cuddle time with my husband before he heads of to the gym and then work. After spending time with my two favorite men, I am up preparing for my day.
My work day begins at 8:00 a.m. with supervising breakfast, kitchen chores and hygiene. I’m also loading laundry, prepping dinner and making my breakfast. If I’m lucky…I squeeze in time to style my hair, put on makeup and get dressed all while getting the children started on Bible reading.
By 9:45 a.m. I finally sit down at my desk and enjoy breakfast and a warm cup of coffee or tea. I look over my schedule and to-do’s as well as assist the children with school work. From no until around 12:30 we will do lessons and then break for lunch. The children usually prepare lunch while I monitor and tackle more laundry.
During my lunch break I try to tackle any administrative work. This includes making or returning phone calls, answering emails or messages, filing and locating documents or managing accounts. At 1:oo p.m. all work comes to a halt. This is the time when my husband comes home for lunch and when he becomes my priority. The children are either allowed to play outside, read quietly, watch television or work on a project. During this time I get to take a breather and just enjoy an afternoon with my husband. I love my husbands schedule and enjoy the time we get to spend together throughout the day.
Once he heads back out to work, it’s back to work for me. As soon as my husband leaves for work I use this time with my children to tackle daily cleaning chores and begin dinner. We work on chores, dinner and showers for about 2 hours. If we get finished before 5:00 p.m. we are FREE to relax, play video games or get caught up on incomplete schoolwork. I often use this time to get unwind by reading my bible and journaling.
We eat dinner and clean up promptly between 5:00 and 6:30 p.m. This is one of my favorite times of the day because it signals the end of my work as a homemaker and teacher. My to-do list as well as the school books are packed away and now I am just mommy. From now until around 8 p.m. the kids get to hang out and I work on my blog.
That’s an overview of what my average day looks like. Each moment are filled meticulously scheduled to make the greatest use of my time caring for my family. Right now they are my mission field. There will be a time when my role as mom will be less demanding and the amount of energy needed to keep the house organized will decrease. But for now the responsibility requires a lot of time and attention. Being a wife, mom and homemaker won’t always be this busy for me, but for now I know that I only get one chance to get it right and I intend to give it my all.
My relationship with GOD
My relationship with my HUSBAND
Raising my CHILDREN
Caring for my HOME & BUSINESS
Activities with FAMILY & FRIENDS
And when they saw him, they were amazed: and his mother said unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? Behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing. And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? Wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s business? And they understood not the saying which he spake unto them.