Back in May, when I received a copy of 100 Days of Summertime from ListPlanIt.com to review, I knew I would be getting an invaluable tool for managing my summer planning. My goal this summer to balance working at home 20 hours a week while doing fun things with the kids like going to the pool, visiting our favorite local museums, and even fitting in a trip to the shore.
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In the video, I share my thinking/planning process for this summer. I think developing workable daily and weekly routines will be key to a successful summer combining part-time working and fun. I also need to break my 4 hour work block up to 45 minute increments of working time for my sanity. I don’t like sitting too long, and I know I’ll need to check on the kids every so often. The guidance provided by 100 Days of Summertime in addition to the lists on ListPlanIt.com are helping me avoid re-inventing the wheel.
Weekly Chore List
I used my current weekly cleaning routine to create a weekly chore assignment list. I’m already getting feedback on the list. The 9 year old wants to know why the 6 year old only has 3 chores while he has something every day. So…I’m thinking about that, though I think we may use the list as a trial run for the first week. We’ll see what works and what doesn’t, and who could handle more chores. This list is posted on the fridge.
Our Family’s Daily Schedule
I did a preliminary daily schedule for the entire family. I think this may be my daily schedule, or maybe I won’t use this. Since summertime has a looser schedule, this type of schedule might work better for us during the school year when we need to be places at certain times.
I’m using this weekday schedule to establish a routine for the entire family. If they know we go to the pool on Mondays and Wednesdays, they’ll know when to do their responsibilities for getting ready. I think I may do a separate one of these for myself to set up a blogging/writing routine. I’m feeling a bit scattered right now thanks to the last few months, and I want to tackle writing an ebook. I need to take more control of my time and prioritize how I spend it.
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