Now that back to school season is upon us, my family is starting to get back into a routine. I love the slower pace of summer, but I always look forward to getting back into a groove in the fall. Today I’m sharing what Blair’s schedule looks like most days. Here’s her 2-year-old daily schedule!
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These Mommy & Me jackets are actually both from the girls section at Target. Blair is wearing her normal size (3T) and I’m wearing the girls XL. For reference, I’m normally a size women’s small in jackets. There’s a lot of stretch to the denim so they’re very comfortable for both of us!
2-Year-Old Daily Schedule
As a disclaimer, this schedule won’t work for every family. Even for us, no 2 days are alike and this is just a general outline. [All that should go without saying but I received so much negativity on social media after my Day in the Life of a SAHM post that I’m a little paranoid to even share this!]
8:30-9:00: Blair wakes up [yes, I’m aware of how lucky I am–Colton is usually up before the sun!]. Go potty, diaper change, brush teeth, get dressed and fix hair.
9:00-10:00: Eat breakfast, which is generally something easy like cereal, granola bar, fruit, yogurt, etc. Depending on the day, after breakfast, we either do chores [Blair doesn’t have her own chores, but she helps me with laundry and such] or do a morning activity like gymnastics class or storytime.
10:00-12:00: This is my usual work time, so Blair and Colton [my 4-year-old] have playtime. Blair’s favorite things to play with are dolls [she loves her Bitty Baby and her dollhouse] and coloring books. She also likes to watch baby doll videos on YouTube. Around 11:30, I get the kids lunch and I keep working. [Here’s a post I wrote on some of my go-to lunch ideas for babies and preschoolers.]
12:00-12:45: Take Colton to preschool. Blair’s a good sport about riding in the car and waiting in the car line. I do keep lots of toys in the car to keep her entertained. [Here’s how I keep my car organized with kids!]
12:45-2:00: This time varies each day. If Blair is really tired, I’ll put her down for nap as soon as we get back from preschool drop-off. Sometimes she’s hungry for a snack. Other times we’ll have playtime together, she will watch her YouTube shows while I work on social media, or she’ll just play with her toys in the office while I work. Just depends on how much I have to get done for work and how tired she is. Occasionally we will meet my husband for lunch, but I usually don’t like to get too far away from Colton’s preschool in case he needs me.
2:00: If she hasn’t gone down for her nap yet, I make sure to have her down at 2:00. She’ll usually sleep about 1 hour, giving me some time to do blog work or housework. I usually eat lunch whenever she goes down for nap. My lunch is usually leftovers, or if we don’t have any good leftovers, I like to eat cheese and crackers with some deli meat.
3:00-4:00: Blair wakes up from her nap and we head to pick up Colton from preschool, then we drive to the gym. The gym childcare doesn’t open until 4, so we usually have some extra time to visit the nearby library or just go for a little walk until it opens.
4:00-5:00: I work out while the kids are in the gym childcare. [Again this is just a general idea, I definitely don’t make it to the gym every day!]
5:00-6:00: Drive home and kids eat dinner. Jon and I usually eat after they go to bed, but I’ll do some cleanup on the main level of the house so I’m around while the kids eat and we can talk. And I can wipe their messy hands before they try to touch our new couch. 😉 [I’m not much of a cook and Colton is a super picky eater, so most days they have something really easy for dinner with minimal prep time.]
6:00-6:30: Free time. I clean up the kitchen, start a load of dishes and laundry… sometimes Blair wants to help me and other times she and Colton run around and play. If it’s nice enough, we’ll go outside and run around for a bit to burn off energy.
6:30-7:30: Bathtime, pajamas, brush and floss teeth [these kids flossers are a lifesaver!], read stories, sing a song and Blair goes to bed. [On school nights, Colton goes to sleep too. On non-school nights, we let him stay up after Blair goes to sleep.]
Blair will generally sleep through the night, unless she isn’t feeling well. Then we do it all again the next day! So that’s a basic idea of her 2-year-old daily schedule!
Had to throw in this photo because her face is gold.
I’ve linked our Mommy and Me outfits below, including these cute Mommy and Me leopard print jackets!