I am tinkering with my schedule, since I am beginning a kindy/1st grade block with my 6yo in Jan (after dh goes back to work and my mother goes home - can't keep a reasonable schedule with them in the house
) I just moved the handwork/art time to afternoon, so we will see how that goes. I don't do much in the afternoons in the fall because the weather is usually beautiful here, and the girls play outside all afternoon. But, winter is typically cold and spring is nonexistant in New England, so it is good for us to have planned activities in the afternoon. Overall our new schedule looks something like this:
9:00 guitar (dd#1 does suzuki guitar)
10:30 main lesson with dd#1 then free play while I catch up on laundry etc.
12:15 walk (we live at a boarding school and walk to lunch each day)
2:30 handwork and art (Monday baking/handwork, Tuesday coloring, Wed painting)
7:00 bedtime for dd#2
8:00 bedtime for dd#1
This schedule holds for Mon-Wed. We have a waldorf coop that meets on Thursday and ballet in the afternoon. On Fridays we have an eclectic preschool coop that meets in the mornings, and guitar in the afternoon. I have really found that the key to keeping a schedule at home is to keep all outside the home activities limited to two weekdays.
My main goal this Jan is to use the rest time to do some personal growth work on myself, and not spend it on MDC.