Wordless Wednesday: Routines

This week we asked: What do your routines look like?

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From Shannon: “I still need a mid day break, even though Moira is long done with napping. To help her settle down for quiet solitary play, I am trying to make a routine of setting up activities or play scenes for her to interact with. The one from St Patrick’s Day kept her interest for three separate quiet times.”

Shannon blogs at Pineapples & Artichokes.

From The Other Baby Book: Rain boots on and a walk around the yard every morning. Bonus: Puddles to jump in.

From Our Muddy Boots: “We are not big on routines in our house, but every morning when we take a walk we stop for tea and bananas (and sometimes a muffin!).”

From Adrienne: “Cooking breakfast together is a fun way to start our mornings.”

Adrienne blogs at Mommying My Way.

This is Andrew and his daddy, settling down for naptime.
The routine is read, snuggle, sleep. Usually it works pretty well.

Kym blogs at Our Crazy Corner of the World.

Jorje admits she fails at routines and generally resists them,
but since installing this checklist, bedtime has been a breeze!

Jorje blogs at Momma Jorje.com.

Tell us: What do routines look like in your family?

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4 Responses to Wordless Wednesday: Routines

  1. Charise@I Thought I Knew Mama  

    These are all great routines! Baby loves helping us in the kitchen using his learning tower also, and art projects are a saving grace for some quiet time.

  2. Rachael  

    I especially like Shannon’s idea. My older boy is just past naps now, so I’ll be trying it out!

  3. Amy @ Anktangle  

    So fun to see everyone’s routines! Routine is a big part of our life, too, and something I think doesn’t get enough credit for its ability to provide security and structure. I only wish I had known from the very beginning how much routine would make our lives easier!

  4. Kayla

    With two tween boys (10-12) in the house, routine is hard to come by. Add the bonus factor of stepmama being a night owl and sleeping through the morning! Their dad has a solid schedule — wake up, work, come home, relax with beer, eat dinner, shower, sleep.

    We are generally relaxed, though. I’ve implemented a bedtime routine for all of us (adjusted for the boys’ changing sleep rhythm), and a quiet time where they just piddle around their bedroom cleaning up a bit. I use the time to get laundry caught up and clean my own room, too, to model efficiency.

    Summer is going to be difficult because they like to stay up very late (and be loud) and their dad needs the sleep, which is why I’m hoping to stick to the little routine we’ve had through their last bit of school year.