How to Create the Best Working Mom Schedule

Working mom schedules can be overwhelming, but you can find time for everything you want to do. Here are some tips for creating a routine that works for you and your family:

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Make a schedule

  • Schedule time for yourself.
  • Schedule time for your family. Schedule time for yourself to do what you want to do—and don’t feel guilty about it! Take care of yourself and make sure that you have plenty of time each day dedicated to taking care of your mental, physical and emotional health.
  • Schedule time for work, including not just the work itself but also all the things you have to do in order to get ready and go to work, like cleaning up so that there’s no mess when you return home, getting dressed nicely, and making sure everything is organized at the office (even if it’s just keeping folders organized), preparing what you need in advance of meetings or calls (if possible), etc.
  • Schedule time for friends—don’t get sucked into herding around other people’s kids every weekend just because everyone else does! Give yourself permission to say no even if it makes you feel guilty or selfish sometimes; better yet, make plans with friends on nights when your own kids are at their dad’s house watching Netflix until midnight instead of going over there since they’d rather be having fun anyway! Going out once a week is enough.

You’ll need some downtime after spending all day driving kids from one activity to another; don’t let others guilt trip you into doing more than what’s required of them when it comes down to custodial responsibilities as well as household chores like cooking meals every single day without fail while also working full-time.

When creating your list, don’t forget to include things like:

  • time spent with your family
  • personal care (like showering or getting dressed)
  • relaxing activities (like watching TV or reading)

Take an hour for yourself at the end of the workday

Even if you’re not a working mom, taking an hour for yourself at the end of the workday is a great way to let go of stress and get ready for bed. You can unwind with:

  • A bath (or shower)
  • A walk
  • A book or e-reader
  • A hobby or craft project (knitting, sewing, painting, etc.)

If you have children, you may also want to consider doing some of these things with them as well:

  • Reading together
  • Doing art projects together (coloring pages are always fun!)

Figure out your weeknight meal routine

Once you have your weeknight meal routine figured out, it’s time to get the kids in on the action. The best way to make sure everyone is eating what they need is by creating a family meal plan. This means that you, as a parent, should sit down with your kids and figure out exactly what each of them wants for dinner each night of the week. Make sure that all their preferences are represented (like pizza one night or sushi another), but also try to include at least one healthy meal (a salad with chicken) so they’re getting some good nutrition in addition to all those sweets they get after school!

While this isn’t an exhaustive list of things every working mom must do before leaving for work every day, it does cover some major ground when it comes to helping maintain sanity while running errands during busy times throughout the week. A good schedule will help ensure that your life remains as organized as possible—and if nothing else, might even allow you time for a quick run on the treadmill during break!

Get in bed on time

After you’ve had a long day at work, it’s tempting to want to stay up later than you should. But if you’re trying to get in bed on time, remember that it’s important for your body and mind.

Some people find it easier than others to fall asleep when they know they need to be up early the next morning. If this is true for you, think about how much time you have until your first appointment of the day and try setting an alarm so that way when it goes off (or however) at a certain time, then put yourself into bed as soon as possible after that point. If this isn’t something that comes naturally for you though, try not thinking about what needs to be done tomorrow until after breakfast tomorrow morning; instead, focus on something relaxing like watching TV or reading a book before going off into slumberland!

Keep your nights calm

Finally, take the time to plan your week ahead of time. This will help you avoid overscheduling and keep your evenings calm. If you’re trying to figure out how to balance your life with a toddler, start by planning at least two nights each week as “family nights.” On those nights, keep it simple: don’t make plans that will keep you up late or involve lots of activities with other people’s kids (both things that can easily occur when everyone else is at home). Then do something fun—maybe even go see a movie!

Working mom schedules can be overwhelming, but getting everything done is possible.

Creating a schedule can help you get everything done.


I hope this post helped you to understand how to create the best working mom schedule for yourself. It can be overwhelming, but with these tips and tricks up your sleeve, you’ll be well on your way to accomplishing all of your goals!