I’ve spent weeks pondering how to transform our lives into something more. Something more with less.
My goal is to lose the plastic. Slowly. To replace the plastic in our home with well made, beautiful, simple natural materials. I would love to replace our plastic stacking cups with wooden ones. Plastic dolls with cloth ones. Plastic bins with wicker ones. Plastic table and chairs with wooden ones. Plastic cars with wooden ones. Etc.
With that I need to learn to lessen my day so it can be more for my kiddos. I am a plan EVER SECOND of the day kind of person. Instead I would like to set up a simple daily rhythm where there are lots of opportunities for free play and learning without the hustle and bustle of life. I also need to learn to be flexible to changing nap schedules. This will be slow and I will blog on it more a little down the line. For now here is the plan:
Breakfast / Coffee / News / CHILL
Watch 2 “Your Baby Can Read” DVDs
Morning Nap / Free Play / Mom Cleaning
Outside to Play (Rain or Shine)
Afternoon Nap (Reading time just before nap)/ Mom School / Mom TV / Mom Nap (don’t judge I only sleep a few hrs at night lol)
Free Play / Snack
School Work / Art Work / Crafty Projects
Run Errands / Chores
Free Time / TV Time / Bed Time
Written out, its still a lot, but like I said this will be a slow process. The biggest thing for me right here is that I didn’t set times. I get hung up on times. I get rigid and flustered. So for now the main goal in simplifying is to relax and move freely through our day allowing for flexibility and change.
I’d love to hear the steps you’ve taken to simplify your daily lives, if you’ve done so 🙂