Word of the Week – Routine

This week has been all about finding a new routine for Jake and I now that Daisy is at school full time. It’s been the first  proper week of just us two, FrugalMrW was off work last week and Daisy didn’t start to school until Wednesday so there wasn’t much chance to establish a new one.


I am one of those people who thrive on routine, I’m not inflexible but I do like to plan ahead as I find this helps me and the children seem to respond better as well.

I’m happy so far with how our new routine is going, it’s lovely that I’m getting to spend some quality time one to one with Jake I’m seeing a different side to his personality and of course it’s much easier entertaining one child than two. Jake still has an afternoon nap so I’ve been taking advantage of the time and getting some extra work done (drinking coffee and catching up on soaps might have slipped in there too).

I’ve also been organising a new routine for blogging, I’ve been taking part in a productivity challenge that Aby from You Baby Me Mummy has been running it’s been so helpful and motivational and I’ve got lots of new ideas and plans for the blog.

I’m linking up with Jocelyn from The Reading Residence for Word of the Week.

The Reading Residence

Do you work better with a routine ? leave me a comment below I love hearing from you.

Angela xx




  1. September 16th 2016 / 8:02 AM

    I do love a routine…It makes life much easier.
    It sounds like the productivity challenge is going well. Good luck with the rest of it x

    • September 19th 2016 / 8:51 AM

      Thanks Kim it’s certainly keeping me motivated x

  2. Anne
    September 16th 2016 / 8:19 AM

    Routine is what keeps things ticking over. Having one left at home is always a special bonding time. It’s been a long while for me.

    • September 19th 2016 / 8:50 AM

      You soon forget don’t you Anne, I plan to make the most of it with Jake before he starts nursery.

  3. Run Jump Scrap!
    September 16th 2016 / 8:47 AM

    Got to love a new routine! Sounds like it is working out well for you hun. Must be nice having some one on one time with Jake and that time for a cuppa!! Have a good weekend xx #wotw

    • September 19th 2016 / 8:50 AM

      Thanks lovely, it’s so nice having a few hours of me time every afternoon too 🙂

  4. Jocelyn (@ReadingRes)
    September 16th 2016 / 9:28 AM

    Sounds like the new routine’s working out well for you, and your productivity challenge. All is going smoothly! Thanks for sharing with #WotW x

  5. Ann H
    September 16th 2016 / 9:44 AM

    Lordy yes. Two kids with autism and ADHD, even if it all seems S bit scatty it’s following a routine and a pattern. I’ve always worked that way too I think! Hope it goes -continues well! #wotw

    • September 19th 2016 / 8:49 AM

      I agree routine is such an individual thing no right or wrong way x

  6. Little Steps
    September 16th 2016 / 11:19 AM

    Not a big fan of routine, but I appreciate how much it keeps things in order like you mentioned. I’m actually loving it more now 🙂 #wotw

    • September 19th 2016 / 8:48 AM

      Routines are not for everyone but I think we can all find one to suit and they can be flexible.

  7. Merlinda Little
    September 16th 2016 / 1:06 PM

    Like you I love routine. I get stressed when something would suddenly come up & would mess with my schedule. I am also a planner. I need to plan things before it happens otherwise I would feel like I am not ready! #wotw

    • September 19th 2016 / 8:47 AM

      Me too Merlinda I would feel lost without a plan.

  8. September 16th 2016 / 5:38 PM

    I go through stages of loving routine and then not. I can see the advantages, but at the same time, I love flexibility. I’m lucky that when I get a creative idea, I can usually find the time to do it. I’m not sure a rigid routine would let me. #wotw

    • September 19th 2016 / 8:47 AM

      It’s about finding what works for you isn’t it, I’m always trying out different routines.

  9. Helena “TheQueenofCollage” Ash
    September 17th 2016 / 3:06 PM

    Yes there sure is a difference entertaining more than one. I feel like I’m juggling here. I undertook Aby’s e-course too and found it reassuring. Do you have a blog buddy? #WotW

    • September 17th 2016 / 6:29 PM

      I don’t have a blog buddy, would be more than happy to pair up with you if you like x

      • Helena “TheQueenofCollage” Ash
        September 17th 2016 / 9:17 PM

        you’re on. Thank you 🙂

  10. Carol Cameleon
    September 17th 2016 / 3:57 PM

    I hope your accountability buddy knows you’ve been watching soaps Angela 😉 lol Great to get into routine though and it certainly helps when you’ve challenges to do! #wotw

  11. September 21st 2016 / 8:49 PM

    Definitely much easier with just one child at home! We’ve been quite relaxed about routine over the summer but I have to admit I’m enjoying having more of a routine now that Jessica is at school. Glad to hear yours has also included drinking coffee and catching up with soaps – very important to make sure you have time for yourself too! 🙂 #WotW

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