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Tips & Tricks: Two Kid Schedule

How do you handle life with now that you have two kids? Many people get asked this question once they have a new addition to the family. Well at first it was very hard for me. I had postpartum depression for a few weeks. It was very rough for me. Once I was better it was pretty easy for me to to add our second baby into our regular schedule. 

Much like our toddler schedule I let the girls wake up whenever they do. I try to get up around 7:30 am and get in a workout. The at 8 am I start breakfast for the girls and have a cup of tea. At 8:30 am I do pilates and stretching with our oldest. 9 am starts reading time and by 9:30 am I’m prepping for the school day. At 10 am we start school and little sis goes down for a nap. We have lunch at 12-1 pm. I start on chores and the girls play. We take a walk and play with Ice and the neighbors. 

I like to start dinner by 5-5:30 pm. Bedtime routine starts for little sis at 6 pm. Big sis gets to play until her bedtime routine at 8 pm. We also have days where we go out and about, homeschool events, play dates, etc. big sis gets to help with cooking and cleaning when she wants, too. That’s are day. 


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