Are you struggling to create a work-from-home mom schedule?
It’s not easy trying to balance work and caring for your little ones. Using a schedule is a great way to organize your day and ensure that everything gets done.
Do schedules always work?
No, but they do provide a good framework when it comes to outlining your work tasks along with your responsibilities and making sure your children are entertained and nurtured.
When your day completely derails, because it will, a schedule can help you get things back on track.
And the great thing about making a schedule is you can always change and tailor it to suit your needs.
These printable work-from-home mom schedules will help get you started on creating a functional schedule that works for you and your family!
Tips for Creating a Work From Home Mom Schedule
Even with the fanciest of printable schedules, there never seems to be enough hours in the day to get your work done and take care of your little ones!
The trick to balancing out your tasks is to take advantage of time management techniques. These can help you streamline tasks and free up time so you can get more done in a day.
Before you get to jotting down your work-from-home mom schedule, take a look at these tips:
- Wake Up Early. Ugh, I know. Who wants to do that? The thing is, however, that getting up a bit earlier than your kiddos gives you some much-needed extra time to get some stuff done.
- Cook a Serve-Yourself Breakfast. If you really want to free up some time, lay out a serve-yourself breakfast. Either cook up a bunch of stuff and leave it out for the kids to grab or set up a cereal station on the counter. Whatever gets you out of the kitchen faster.
- Get your kids on the chore train. More hands make for lighter work, right? The more you can get every family member doing around the house, the more you can focus on getting your own work done.
- Time block your tasks. I’m a work-at-home mom and, even though my little one is in school, I still organize my tasks in blocks of time. This means that I work on one project for an hour, take a break, work on the next one for an hour, and so on. Time blocking keeps you focused and increases your productivity.
- Set up independent play activities. You may feel bad for sending your little one off to play with Lego for half an hour, but doing so will help to build his or her sense of independence – as well as give you more time to work. Do up bags, boxes, or containers of fun activities that your kids can easily grab.
- Tag-team it with your partner. Do you have another capable adult that resides in your home? Were they directly involved in the genetic creation of your offspring? Well, they can help too in some capacity. No excuses.
There, now you have some actionable tips to create the work-at-home mom schedule to end all work-at-home mom schedules.
Now you just need a template to get you started! Check out these free printable schedules:
Free Printable Work From Home Mom Schedules:
All of these lovely mamas have designed work-from-home schedules you can use to keep your life in check!
1. The Salty Mamas
This free printable organizes daily tasks into what mama needs to do, what the kiddos need to do, and what needs to be done around the house.
The author of the accompanying post gives a breakdown of how the work-from-home mom schedule works and even gives a real-life example of how the schedule works for her!
2. Wise Dollar Mom
Wise Dollar Mom offers this free printable schedule that is laid out to track your daily goals, priorities, and also your schedule while providing sample WAHM routines and tips!
This one is more task-focused than schedule-focused, but can absolutely be used to create a work-from-home mom schedule to stay on track.
3. Shining Mom
This free printable work-from-home planner is fun, colorful, and jam-packed with schedules and checklists to make your days at home easier!
This complete planner includes a work-from-home weekly schedule, goal planner, daily schedule, and to-do lists.
4. A Mother Far From Home
A Mother Far From Home offers this stay-at-home mom schedule to help keep you sane!
While this isn’t necessarily a work-from-home printable schedule, she does factor in downtime during the day so you can easily get some work done.
Check out her printable stay-at-home mom checklist to make sure you get it all done!
5. Just Simply Mom
Marissa from Just Simply Mom emphasizes the importance of sticking to a routine when it comes to creating a work-from-home schedule – especially with toddlers.
She also gives some great tips on how to be productive when you do sit down to work!
6. The Mommyhood Club
This work-from-home mom schedule is realistic and very helpful for those with children under the age of six.
The super-simple printable schedule lets you organize activities by time and check them off as they are completed.
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7. Wild Simple Joy
This printable schedule focuses on getting your work done with infants and toddlers afoot.
It allows you to organize your day by including activities for each child in their own individual column.
8. Busy Toddler
This daily schedule from Busy Toddler addresses the changes that have happened in our lives due to COVID-19.
The printable not only lays out your day but also provides some helpful tips for getting through it all!
9. Little Cottage Life
This printable is a really easy-to-follow schedule for moms who work from home.
The schedule is organized into work blocks, focusing on the tasks you need to complete while working. It allows you to fill in the rest of your time with other activities that need to get done.
10. Playful Notes
Here is another stay-at-home mom schedule that will help you organize your time to work, your time to take care of responsibilities as well as activity time for your little ones.
Each printable page also comes with little tips for filling out the schedule!
11. Learning Momma
Did you know that stay-at-home mom schedules can be helpful if you work from home as well? 🙂 Just thought I’d add that since there are a couple I’ve included in this list.
This task planner is beautifully designed and very easy to use. It’s based on a “do” and “go” principle that organizes your tasks into what needs to be done at home and what you need to go out and do.
This site also offers a matching monthly calendar you can print off as well!
12. Savvy At Home Mom
This printable daily schedule is bright, colorful, and fun to look at!
The downloadable document is fully editable and allows you to fill in time blocks throughout the day.
13. Archer & Olive
This cute printable work-at-home mom schedule allows you to schedule your day using blocks of time – you can use a blank template and designate a column for each family member or use the one that is separated by days of the week.
Instead of printing out oodles of them, simply laminate one and use sticky notes to plan tasks and activities!
14. The Mom Survival Guide
This printable mom schedule is actually an entire PDF step-by-step guide to creating a daily routine!
It’s filled with lots of examples as well as blank templates you can use to organize your life.
15. The Everyday Mom Life
Okay, so this isn’t a work-from-home mom schedule either – but it can be super useful if you find yourself having to school your kids from home!
It does provide some downtime for the kiddos during their school day, which are perfect times for you get to get some work done.
16. This Routine Life
Time blocking is a super useful time management tool and this printable schedule uses it to better organize your stay-at-home mom day.
You do have to sign up to get this nifty template, but it also comes with a guide on how to use it!
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17. Cassie Croggins
This free printable mom planner includes 14 pages that will help you get organized and create a schedule – as well as a meal plan, budget, stay on top of housework, set goals, and stay healthy!
That’s a lot for 14 pages! The creator also offers a 46-page planner for only $20. Not bad!
18. Teaching Mama
Children are very visual creatures and verbalizing a routine is often not good enough to help them understand a daily schedule.
This visual schedule for toddlers uses super easy-to-understand images (such as a bed for bedtime or a swing set for playing outside) that help your little one understand what is going to happen next in the day.
19. Just a Mamma
These free printables were designed specifically to support mamas during the Covid-19 fiasco.
Included are a free daily schedule, weekly activity planners, and four weeks’ worth of activities for your little ones!
20. Homeschool Giveaways & Freebies
Here you go! The ultimate printable for moms who are homeschooling AND working from home!
This printable pack includes routines and schedules to help you organize your child’s educational time as well as your time to work.
There You Go!
Hopefully, you’ll find a printable work-from-home mom schedule that will help you get your days on track and increase your productivity!
How do you organize your days as a work-from-home mom? Let us know in the comments below!