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My Daily Routine As a Work From Home Mama

Monday, September 9, 2019

Are you a working mom, a stay at home mom or a work from home mom? Well I’ve done ALL three. As I’m sitting here writing blog drafts, it hit me. What is something I love to read or a youtube video I love to watch? What other mama’s are doing on a daily basis! So today I’m here to share what our daily routine looks like these days. As a mom of three, two which are in school and a very sweet (demanding lol) toddler. What does my day to day look like? 

Now that I’m someone that works from home, I have to be extremely disciplined with my time. Oh how I would LOVE to binge watch Sex and The City during AP’s nap but that’s not an option. At least not everyday! Don’t get my wrong, some days I just need a little time to relax. One thing I know to be true as a mom of a bunch of littles is that you have got to find time to REST. If I’m feeling overwhelmed, I will work in bed with the t.v on. Sometimes it’s just what works! 

Here’s what my weekday routine looks like! 

Wake up call! This doesn’t happen everyday but most days I try to do this. I wake up before the kids, drink my coffee in bed. I won’t lie, I’m one of those people who LOVE their coffee and I have to start , day with it. Waking up before everyone else to drink my coffee in silence? Totally worth it! 

I don’t wake the kids up until 6:30, so at 6:00 I start packing lunches, snacks and getting breakfast ready. Ya’ll this honestly takes almost thirty minutes lol. 

Wake the older two kiddos up! This is a struggle- everyday I wake them up, bring them to my bed and turn on the tv. After a few cries they are almost good to go. 

This is when the baby wakes up, I get the other two dressed and everyone eats breakfast. 

Luckily, we live about two minutes from school so this helps so much with our morning routine! Once I get the older two off for the day, it’s just the littlest one and I. 

One reason I’m extremely thankful I’m married to a school administrator.. Unlimited track time lol. AP and I go down to the track four times a week for our three mile walk/run. We change it up each day. She loves it! She has her milk and a snack and is usually pretty content the whole 45 minutes. I’ve just started this once the kids went back to school and it makes my day run much more smoothly. 

Today we did a grocery trip after our run. This only happens on Monday’s though. Back home we go! This time until 11:30 when she goes down for her nap is when we clean up around the house, do a load of laundry, and have a little play time. I try to squeeze a shower in before I put her down for a nap that way I can dedicate the entire nap time to working! While I shower, she plays on the floor with toys. 

Ahhhh the golden hour! If she’s not cutting a tooth or sick, AP LOVES her naps. Today she slept from 11:30 until about 2:00. I got SO much work done today while she was sleeping. If I block off nap time just to work, it’s amazing how much I can knock out in that time. Wednesday’s blog post will be a look into my “work day”. I’ll share my tips on how I manage my time and apps/programs I use to help me stay organized and on top of it! Here’s a list of what I got done today: I wrote three blog drafts, answered emails, did IG engaging, wrote captions for three sponsored post I have due on Friday, edited pictures and I’m sure there is more! 

Baby is up! I think she actually woke up around 1:30-1:45 but was playing in her crib so I left her for a big. Her monitor notifies me when she’s awake and when I checked on her she was so content. I love when she wakes up this way. The naps when she wakes up crying make for a hard rest of the afternoon! Between now and when it’s time for school pick up, I try to run any other errands I need to for the day. Today we had to make a trip to the post office before we picked the kiddos up at 2:30. 

-2:30pm- 6:00pm
Most day’s these few hours seem like a blur lol. I really try to unplug from work and my phone from this time so I can really spend time with the kids. Between supper, homework, bath time etc. this is the craziest time and I’m sure you other moms can agree! 

Once daddy get’s home I can breathe a slight sigh of relief, but we don’t get everything done and in bed until around 9. Isn’t it crazy how much we go, go, go with kids? Constantly on the go! However, I wouldn’t change it for the world and I’m so thankful that I am able to work from home. Wednesday’s blog post will be all about my work schedule as a blogger plus things I use to make my “work from home” life just a tad bit easier!