Home Helps with Holly

Sticking to a Nighttime Routine

From many years working around children, it is easy to see that kids thrive in routine. I’m not sure if it is just at our house, but any routines can be difficult to stick to, especially at bedtime!

Somedays, special circumstances occur and routines just don’t happen. From October to February, my husband is a swim coach and we have late nights at swim meets a couple days a week. Those evenings, dinner happens later and then it is straight to bed with little routine! But, the days where we follow our night routine, bedtime goes much smoother for everyone!  

To help stick to routine, I’ve made our family a checklist to go through each evening. My son has a list to go through and my husband and I have our own list to go through to help keep our life in order and to start the next day with a tidied home. We are just starting this journey to be more disciplined in this area. Please join us if you feel like this is an area where your family needs work! Make a checklist that works for your family and stick to it! Life happens and we will all fail, but isn’t it good to know that God’s mercies are new each morning!


Holly Line - I am currently the Children’s Assistant and Rock Paper Scissors Preschool Assistant at Rock Point Church. I am mama to a very active toddler, Warren. If we are not at home, you can find us at the pool with my swim coach husband, Ian.  I love coffee, all things crafty, and being outside. As first-time parents, my husband and I are learning the ropes of parenting and I hope to share our experiences along the way!