January is the time for new calendars, fresh starts, and for many of us the new year is when we revamp our family routines. But I have found that adding new elements to an established routine or altering schedules when life situations change can be a bit of a juggling act.
This week I’m going to talk about some things I have found it helpful to keep in mind when creating routines and establishing a rhythm in our home.
Normally on Simple Kids I try to write things that I think will be helpful to my readers, but I admit this time I’m writing these as much as a reminder to myself.
Our family’s rhythm and routines are changing a bit as the kids get older. For one thing, we have more commitments outside of the home and for another, my youngest is a toddler now so our days aren’t the same as they were during the seven years or so when we always had a baby in the house.
Plus, between illness, extreme weather, and some schedule and household changes I’m finding myself in a bit of a transition stage and not the calm groove I was hoping to kick off the new year with. Maybe some of you can relate?
So, here are a few reminders for us all about keeping our lives simple and being selective about what we add to our day planners.