Stepmom’ing in the Summer Part 2 Daily Schedules

Activity Day Schedule Daily Schedule

My step kids love to have a schedule.  I find it hard to believe at moments, but they really do.  They have actually asked me for one!  The biggest reason I started this was because at about 3:00 everyday they were over each other.  They would start trying to irritate each other on purpose,making one of them loose it and ultimately making me loose it, as well. So I decided that they would eat lunch at a certain time and then have “quiet time” away from each other for an hour after lunch.  That’s when they decided they really liked having set times for things and asked if I could make a schedule to follow.  My husband and I are both happily surprised by how well this works.  I don’t really enforce the schedule, but the kids enjoy following it.  I thought I would share in case anyone else out there has kids that enjoy being on a schedule! In case anyone is wondering about Kahn Academy, it is AWESOME! Extremely worth your time especially in the summer, it helps them keep learning over summer!

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Stepmom’ing In the Summer

Summertime is here! YAY!  I love summer, I love the warm weather, I love the fun activities and most of all I love having my step kids home with me all day!

I enjoy getting out of the house and experiencing fun things that we normally don’t have the time to do.  I’ll be sharing more about this as the summer goes.

As much as I love getting out of the house, I always get the dreaded question “what are we doing next?” on our way home!  I always think “we haven’t even made it home yet!”

So I decided to be proactive this summer we made a “Summer of Fun” wall by the kids’ chore charts.  The first thing I did was make an I’m Bored list.  This is for those moments I haven’t planned every minute of their day. I tried to be creative as well as add in those “read a book” ones.  I showed my step kids and they were excited about all the things on the list. SCORE!  Here is the list!  Hope you can use it to keep your sanity this summer 🙂  Please keep in mind my step kids are older, so some won’t work for younger kids!

I am bored...

I’ll be adding our summer bucket lists, calendar and daily schedules too!