Since we are focusing at this time on changing our daily and weekly rhythms, I thought I would post a few great articles I have read about creating rhythm.
The Parenting Passageway is a fabulous Waldorf blog and the writer, Carrie, is full of wisdom. This is my absolute favorite blog right now. Here are a few posts she has written about rhythm that helped me tremendously....
From just yesterday, Rhythm for the Irregular
Back to Basics: Rhythm
Changing Your Rhythm with the Seasons
Back to Basics: Staying at Home and Loving It
This one isn't specifically about rhythm but it's a great starting point for introspection before beginning your rhythm...
Gentle Discipline= Connection Plus Boundaries
FlyLady.net has a great "program" of sorts to help create a cleaning routine and feel positive about your home. While I opt out of her use of conventional cleaners, she has some good stuff.
An example of our rhythm, a combination of "planning" and going with the flow....
Wake up (working on the time becoming more consistent)
Get dressed (unless it's a proclaimed PJ day cuz you gotta have 'em)
Make and eat breakfast
Playtime/Errands/Outings (usually around 9:30)
15-20 minutes of chores in that block of time between breakfast and lunch, too.
Make and eat lunch
Playtime (especially outside if possible)
Another 15-20 minutes of chores
Tea and snack time
Make and eat dinner
Clean up table
Bathtime or quiet play with daddy
Clean up kitchen/ prep for tomorrow
Me time and bedtime
Then through the week I have a specific chore to work on each day...
Monday- extra projects like sewing and Everett's room
Tuesday- deep clean in the kitchen, including mopping or cleaning the fridge
Wednesday- groceries and baking/making kombucha/extra cooking
Friday- art room/yard work
Saturday- dusting and vacuuming
Sunday- laundry and my room