I have been really struggling this month to find a groove. I've been feeling unfocused, scatterbrained and a bit restless. The holiday season was so busy and chaotic that the quiet of January has thrown me for a a loop. I think Z is unaffected by my spaciness but Lil'C is definitely out of sorts. When I read this article on Allison's blog, I knew it was time to revisit our daily schedule.
During some quiet time I took our schedule that hangs in our kitchen and revamped it. What I love about her Winter Rhythm is that it is seasonal and that everything for the week is in ONE place. Right now I have my daily kid schedule on the wall, my personal schedule in my family management book, my meal plan on the fridge and I am lucky if I have time to glance at one of these during the day. I am so excited to now have it all in one place, where I can quickly refer to it until it becomes a part of us.
Much of our new Daily Rhythm (click here to see my version) is the same as what Z and I had worked on last year when he was home all day. Since he started school this year, we ended up pulling away from a lot of the things we use to do each day. I think if we can get back into our flexible routine, then Lil'C might have an easier time on the mornings/afternoons we are not out and about.
|I made a new version for Z....he is constantly referring to it|
Allison came at a moment when I really needed it. Funny how that happens. She suggests that in order to find your own daily rhythm, that you do not focus too long on another persons. I glanced at hers, took the few things that I liked (especially her format) and made the rest work for our family. Unfortunately I am too far away to attend any of Allison's workshops for Simplicity Parenting but I do appreciate all of her insight and tips on her blog :)