Being a stay at home mom is all ready a hard enough job. Maintaining a decent schedule isn’t easy either! Constantly taking care of miniature versions of your self. Add on not having any skills when it comes to balancing self control and grace. Balancing two under two can feel near impossible somedays. Before you know it you feel like you have lost all control. What is probably why you are looking up “Balancing a Two under two stay at home mom schedules”.
If you’re not like that please share your secrets and if you are welcome to the club of not being enough, and being okay with that!
Pushing your self to the limit is something us moms do without a choice. Creating a stay at home mom schedule is just another limit that seems so impossible but somehow is necessary.
I am speaking on my experience with having two under two
A Typical Stay at home Morning Schedule
A typical morning in our house is never the same! Some morning consist of constant whining until I get the oatmeal off the stove , or its peer bliss! That being said I have two under two! My oldest just turned two and my youngest is a couple days shy of 6 months! So the last 6 months have been a curving curve to say the least! Throw in having a husband that works second shift 12 hours somedays!
As a result, mornings need to be my most flexible time of day. My 6 month old still wakes up 2-3 times a night which makes trying to roll out of bed challenging. I found, especially in the past several months, having an extremely slow morning keeps the rest of the day sane! Which goes to say, make sure to create a space in your day where anything goes.
Mid-day Stay at Home Break
Being a stay at home mom means no breaks. I hate to say it but that is the truth! Before becoming a stay at home mom I thought it would be easy. That being said I had a very part time job and covid had just hit so I wasn’t working. I was dead wrong.
There are/were days that I wake up at 6am and don’t get any alone time till about 11pm. Not even to use that bathroom! I know I am not alone. Days like that I have to constantly remember that each moment is just a short season. Before you know it they don’t need you anymore and we won’t know what to do with our free time.
But how do I sneak my breaks into my two under two stay at home mom schedule? Nap time and bed time. Those are the only two times of a given day that I can do anything I want. In fact, before I decided to rekindle my business, I would do the typical dishes and pick up. Now call me crazy but that is what I really enjoy doing. I would put on my favorite podcast and go on my way until one of my two would wake up!
In the mean time, until those littles of ours grow up, their sleep is our break.
Now comes bedtime, which I still have yet to master with having two under two. As I stated before, my oldest is two and my second is only 6 months. My oldest is a dream when it comes to sleep, obviously depending on the day. My youngest, however, had made me cry with her!
When my husband is home bedtime is a breeze, but he works 2nd shift which has forced me to go with the flow. On a typical good night I start our bedtime routine by reading book. After reading books its time for our bedtime prayers and songs than off to bed for my oldest! Thats when the hardest part of the day happens.
My youngest daughter is my cuddliest by far, which I love! But she is so cuddly she won’t even take a pacifier! So its finding that time in her wake window to get her there!
I never took a sleep course, but I follow “Taking Cara Babies” on instagram for tips!
Usually within an hour she is a sleep. Thats when I can go back to enjoying whatever it is that day! With bedtime being the hardest is usually the moment when giving grace comes into place. Not just for your babies but towards your self!
As a stay at home mom you are doing the most important work you will ever do. And with the type of world we are in now they will tell you different. Live slow in this fast world and always be grateful! In addition to creating your own “stay at home mom schedule” won’t be at all that hard. Just some hard moments and that is okay. Remember hard does not mean bad.
My personal Stay at Home Mom Schedule
I figured I would share more of a time line of a “typical day”.
Remember its easy to compare but everyday can look completely different for us!
- 6am-9am: Slow Morning time
- ~9am First: Nap time for youngest
- 10am-1pm: Cook, clean, play, etc. as well at eat lunch
- ~1pm: Nap time for both girls
- 3pm: (assuming they sleep this long) Get them up/ Snack times
- 4pm-6pm: Clean, Eat Dinner, Play…etc.
- 6:30pm: Start Bedtime routine
- ~8pm: Me Time!
I will update as changes occur!
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