Tsh on SimpleMom has an excellent article today about the value of thinking about, and developing your own routines with kids
There’s nothing magical about any one particular routine — it’ll probably change in a month anyway, as routines often do with little ones in the house. But simply having some sort of written-out plan helps me know what’s next, how to stay focused, and not feel like I’m running in a hamster wheel.
I love this thought. I can get stuck in a stupid perfectionist rut where I wrote out a routine a month ago that was okay then, for like five minutes, and then it didn’t work for me any more, but I still felt guilty for not following that particular routine. I’m just happy to be “allowed” to edit my routine as I wish!