Daily Routines- Malia

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We just updated our schedules because we eliminated David’s naps, and we had to account for all that time. Sarah is 9, Anne Mary is 7, David is 2. You can also see their individual routines as well.

Here are our schedules, but we use that word kind of loosely. If I decide to let the girls sleep in a little because they are sick or were just up late the night before, I can (and do!) adjust any part of this to make the day go smoothly. Routine is in half hour increments unless noted.

Malia’s Routine

(Up at 6:00)Morning Routine (1 hour)
(Malia’s Morning Routine: Grooming,Clean Master Bathroom,Make Bed,Straighten Bedroom, Empty Trash, Sort and Start Laundry,
Fold Laundry,Breakfast,Make Lemon Water,Get Dinner Started,Take Supplements)
Read Bible in a Year to the Girls
Prep for school day
Science or History
Desk Time (This is when I do all family paperwork, then website and writing)
David Bible
Anne Reading/Math Help
Sarah Math Help/Reading
Preschool with David
Desk Time/Awana with Anne
Prepare lunch
Desk Time
Desk Time
Hand on Project with Girls
Training TIme with David
Bible Time
Supervise David
Afternoon Routine (1 hour)
(4:00 Routine – Clean Off Desk Top, Straighten House, Switch and Fold Laundry, Make Dinner)
Not scheduled
Desk Time
After Dinner Routine
(Malia’s After Dinner Routine: Clean up kitchen,Bathe Children, Straighten House,Shower, Brush teeth, Take Meds/supplements,
Get clothes ready for the next day)

Now, I realize that is pretty structured.  I do fluctuate how I am scheduling our days.  Right now, I am going for more structure because I have several projects going and need to make sure I am not neglecting the important duties of motherhood, wife, and home educator and being stricter helps me do that.  When life is pretty relaxed, this tight of a schedule would be too much.  What are your favorite scheduling tips?  What does a typical day at your house look like?


  1. Tina Hosek

    How do you keep yourself motivated Malia? I find myself in a rut where I have many things to do and no desire/energy to do it. I am having trouble finding the energy to keep up with maintenance. Any advice?

  2. April Sanders

    I try to get the kids to do their “to do” lists and daily chores then school. They are pretty swift with school since we changed over last year to A.C.E. and their PACEs. I have four children ages 7-12. so i have 2nd, 4th, 6th and 7th graders. I try to get them self-motivated. Which is difficult. My days really get crazy when I need to shop or go to the doctor or piano lessons. HOw do you do that? I really need to get control of my house. I need help. My sweet husband is so long suffering but my biggest worry is that i’m not teaching my 2 girls to be Keeper at Home. My 12 1/2 year old does a ton, but the 2 “babies” the 7 and 9 year old are definitely lacking in responsibility. Also, I am balancing having a Historical Christian fiction novel published. I have been going through production with my publisher since September and that takes time with edits etc. I’m also trying to work on book #2. It is my only aspiration besides being a wife and Mom. it’s a dream come true, but where is the balance. On top of all that, my husband is self-employed and we are on a very tight budget. How do you make it all work. I LOVE the house to look good and everything feels so great when it’s in order but boy where do you find the time to do it all. What does it look like? Thank you for your time. God bless you for your ministry to His children 🙂 Isaiah 40:11 it is one of my favorite “motherhood”verses… “He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry [them] in his bosom, [and] shall gently lead those that are with young. “

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