Chore Charts for Mom: Babysteps to Homeschooling

Moms need chore charts, too! Ok, maybe we shouldn’t call them “chores”, but I love a good chart to keep me organized as a mom and wife.

First Day of School

One of my baby steps this school year is to get the kids and I on a daily schedule.  For the past five years, we’ve mostly just winged it during the day.  Thursday is laundry day.  Ella had gymnastics on Tuesdays last Spring, to which grandma graciously taxied her.  And we always (mostly) have breakfast by 8 AM and lunch between 11 and noon.  What happened in between all that was whatever I decided on the spur of the moment.  But this year I want to provide a little more structure hoping that I will gain some sanity!

In order to gain some structure, I decided a chore chart or two is a must.  A chore chart, that is, for me.  I’m working on some chore cards for the kids, too, but mostly Mama needs some organization.  I spent a lot of time perusing the internet for some ideas.

I found this cleaning chart at Kamley Lane (she has some other free printables, too!).  I’ll just use the bigger categories (bathrooms, vacuum, kitchen, etc).  I liked the pretty background and hey, if it gets me to wipe down a few more counters then bonus!

I printed this for my menu.  I menu plan on here every week, but I never write down and then I have to come hunting for it to remember what I planned! I’ll just post this on the fridge so I can glance at it the night before and know what I need to prep.

I looked for a daily schedule, but most were just too detailed for what I want.  I like to break down my day in to time slots so I’m thinking I may just type up a simple word document and post it.  It won’t be pretty like the others, but it’ll work!

Last I printed out this “I Am Learning” chart for the kids.  I’m using the ABC Jesus Loves Me curriculum and this chart is part of that.  I like that I can see exactly what we will be learning each week.

Now that I have the all the charts I need, it’s time to put the plan in to action!

This post is linked at Frantically Simple (click over to see more chore chart ideas!).

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