Hunker Down

Staying scheduled…

As I mentioned in my last post, a structured routine of some sort will help everyone cope with our current social isolation.  I have developed our own schedule, taking some inspiration from the schedule I shared earlier.  It’s nice and general, but gives us hourly activities to keep us moving in a productive way.  It includes time for schoolwork, life skills, socializing, and outside.  I will be working from home during this time, too, and I hope this gives us all the structure we need with a nice dose of flexibility on the side.  This schedule is for weekdays only, FYI.

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8 a.m. Up, breakfast as a family, morning routine

9 a.m. Schoolwork–no screens for kids

10 a.m. Snack, outside or basement playtime (we have a large unfinished basement they like to ride their bikes, scooters, skateboards, etc. around), GoNoodle or workouts

11 a.m. Home project (Lots of possibilities here! Cleaning, yardwork, organizing, decluttering, cooking, laundry, other life skills or chores, etc.)

12 p.m. Lunch as a family

12:30 p.m. Quiet time (where we each go do our own, solo, thing)

1:30 p.m. Snack, schoolwork–educational screens ok at this time

2:30 p.m. Arts & crafts/music/science experiments

3 p.m. Outside or basement playtime, GoNoodle or workouts

4 p.m. Social time—video call someone (or more) from our list (we made a list of friends and family to keep in touch with, including people we know to be more vulnerable to this isolation); then free time

5 p.m. Make dinner (kids take turns helping, parents take turns leading), eat dinner as a family

6 p.m. Clean up dinner (kids take turns helping), kids take baths

7 p.m. Free time

8 p.m. Bedtime snack, book, yoga

8:30 Bed

9:00 p.m. Bed–if no arguing/fighting/disrespectfulness that day

Stay well, friends. <3

Hunker Down

Staying positive…

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Count your blessings today to remind yourself that there are still good things in the world.  My blessings today:

*my cat, Jack, cuddling me

*the Down Dog yoga app that’s been helping me clear my head

*hot tea with honey to sip on

photo by James Coleman