Mine isn't full of social events, school functions, work, or stuff like that. And because my baking company is still in start-up mode, that hasn't quite made it's way into my schedule officially yet. But, alas, I figured I'd take a few minutes and show you what a week in the life of a happily depressed stay-at-home mom looks like.
Monday - This is one of our "swing days." Some weeks, we visit my mom (GiGi) and others we just stay home and play. If we end up at my mom's, we usually end up at the park in the morning and let Chase run wild for an hour or two. This is also the day that I will do any errands that didn't get done over the weekend. Bath night!
Tuesday - Therapy days. I usually end up going to see my therapist on Tuesday afternoons around 3pm. I will take the kids over to their great-grandparents around noon and then spend a few hours to myself. I will blog, clean, go shopping, watch a movie, nap, whatever. It's a few hours just to myself every week, which is oh-so important.
Wednesday - Every other week I have my psychiatry appointment. Soon, this will switch to once a month. But since we are still trying to get my meds worked out, I go more often to "check-in" and make sure I haven't gone totally crazy. Once again, the kids will end up at their great-grandparents, but not usually until closer to 3pm. It's also Laundry Day!
Thursday - Speech Therapy. After lunch and a nap for Chase, his speech therapist comes over for an hour. He loves his speech therapist and looks forward to when she comes over. He's made huge steps in his speech since we started working with her. Bath night!
Friday - This is our other "swing day." It's also payday and grocery shopping day. Once Kyle gets home, we go and get the groceries we need for the house, and sometimes even go out for Fro-Yo, Sometimes I will take the kids for a walk, let Chase play in his pool, or go to the park.
Saturday and Sunday - One day ends up being cleaning day while the other is a date day for Kyle and myself. We are lucky to have so much family so close (right upstairs in-fact) and because of that, we are able to get at least one afternoon each weekend to just be with each other. We will do lunch, go to a movie, go walk around a mall, go to garage sales, just something fun for the two of us. I will also do the meal planning for the week and another round of laundry. Bath night!
I don't have set days up, but I try to get 2-3 blog posts up a week as well. I'm also constantly doing work and research on stuff for the bakery. As well as all that, I try to keep up with questions, family events (birthdays, anniversaries, etc.), and dress myself.
It can be hectic, it can be insane, it can be frustrating, but it also works for our family. We have enough structure that the kids have a rhythm, but not so much that there isn't room for anything else, which I strongly believe in. I make sure not to over book ourselves. I want to be able to have time to do spontaneous and fun things. If everything is planned down to the second, you miss some of the most unique and precious moments in your kids lives.
And I don't want to miss a thing...