As many of you know, I’ve been back to work at my day job for a few weeks now. I’m slowly getting settled into my new schedule and trying my best to keep “balance” between my work, home life and the blog. I asked and received feedback from a few of you on Instagram, so here I am to share with you what a typical day looks like for me. Most days, I’m flying by the seat of my pants and call it a success when all five of us are passed out in bed with full bellies and happy hearts. I tried to take notes of times as often as I remembered to for this post. Hopefully it’s not as boring as it looks to me!
Without further ado, here’s A Day in the Life: Work at Home Mom Edition:
7:16 a.m. I wake up from the discomfort of breastfeeding. I actually feel rested because I made myself go to bed at 10pm last night. I usually don’t wake up until I hear the kids or baby up for the day! This is a change and it feels nice to wake up on my own.
7:25 a.m. I pump 10oz and scroll through my e-mails and social media, trying to enjoy a cup of hot coffee.
7:46 a.m. I change out of my pajamas (woohoo today is a good day!), put my (half) face on, and boot up my computer.
7:52 a.m. The boys wake up, they’ve been ‘sleeping in’ the last few days, and I’m not complaining one bit. They get dressed for the day and head down to eat breakfast with D.
8:14 a.m. The baby wakes up and I feed him one bottle, burp him, and lay him down on his playmat. (My mom comes over.)
8:27 a.m. Husband leaves with A to preschool and then work for the day. (He usually wakes up before me to shower/get ready for work and get a quick breakfast together.)
8:32 a.m. I hand the baby and toddler off to my mom and hunker down in my office for the morning.
8:32 a.m. – 11:34 a.m. Two conference calls, e-mails, working on projects, writing, etc. I take a short break to nurse the babe. My mom makes me eat eggs and fresh fruit for breakfast. I finish my half cup of cold coffee.
12:22 p.m. Preschool pick-up, fill up the gas tank, run errands, etc. Depending on the day, my lunch hour looks different.
1:03 p.m. Back home, A sits down to watch a Netflix show and I’m back on the computer to check e-mails & eat lunch or a snack and nurse the babe again. Scrolling my phone for a social media check in. Reply to blog e-mails if I have time.
2:32 p.m. C wakes up from nap and the boys have snack time. I take a break from work and sit down with my babies.
3:02 p.m.-5:38 p.m. I’m back in the den working, one last conference call, writing and planning out my night schedule for blog. I take another break to nurse and start dinner. My mom heads home. I log off my work computer for the day.
6:02 p.m. I contemplate a Target run to pass the time. I decide it’s wiser to stay home and play with the boys before finishing dinner. And we all have a cry fest over who is going to clean up the toys.
6:32 p.m. D gets home from work. He changes and we all sit down to eat dinner.
7:13 p.m. D does bath time with the boys, while I finish dinner and clean up the kitchen.
7:38 p.m. I head up to say good night to the boys and nurse the babe down for bed.
8:17 p.m. I catch up with D for a few minutes before heading back to the office.
8:39 p.m. I start my blog work for the night, catch up on social media, get a post ready for tomorrow. I FaceTime with a girlfriend. And grab a little ice cream for dessert.
10:48 p.m. I put away laundry from two days ago, finish up picking up after the kids, wind down with the hubs.
11:36 p.m. I take a quick shower and get ready for bed and pass out!
This day is an anomaly in many ways because I got rest the night before and I managed to get to bed before midnight. But, the day to day activities are pretty typical for me. Some days, my mom picks up A from school, other days my dad comes over to help wrangle all three boys, and sometimes D has a day off from work during the week, too. I mostly work from home and feel grateful for the flexibility that my job and my mom allow me to have so that I can work at home near my babies, while pursuing my careers.
A Day In the Life: Work at Home Mom Edition