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Day in the Life of a Mommy Blogger
Wondering what a day looks like in the life of a Mommy of a toddler, a baby, and, oh yea, a new blog? Ever wonder what a stay at home mom does all day? These are examples of a typical day with a toddler and a 6-month-old.
Things I am in-charge of
Since I am at home all day, I am in-charge of the following (my husband helps when he can too):
- Meal Planning
- Potty breaks
- Doctor Appointments
- Education and Development
- Grocery list
- Schedule any appointments for the house
Some of these things are done daily, some are done weekly, and a few are done on an as-needed basis. The following day in the life of a mommy and new blogger include some, but not all, of these examples.
I broke everything down into 5-minute intervals to not go too crazy with a minute by minute look at my day. My night routine is broken out in detail after the schedules below because I wanted to give you more information about these routines.
What does life of a mommy with a toddler, 6-month-old, and a new blog look like?
|6:25 AM||6:35 AM||Wake up and get ready|
|6:35 AM||7:00 AM||Go downstairs to get coffee, put clean dishes away (that were not dry the night before), and say goodbye to husband before he goes to work|
|7:00 AM||8:00 AM||Work on blog|
|8:00 AM||8:10 AM||Girls start to move around, so I finish what I am doing and go downstairs|
|8:10 AM||8:20 AM||Make breakfast for both me and the kids – a bottle for the baby|
|8:20 AM||8:35 AM||Toddler wakes up – Get her on the potty and dressed|
|8:35 AM||8:45 AM||Baby wakes up – Get her|
|8:45 AM||8:50 AM||Bring both girls downstairs for breakfast|
|8:50 AM||8:55 AM||Get toddler started on eating her breakfast and then change the baby’s diaper|
|8:55 AM||9:10 AM||Feed the baby|
|9:10 AM||9:15 AM||Mommy’s breakfast time|
|9:15 AM||10:15 AM||Play with toddler and baby|
|10:15 AM||10:20 AM||Put baby down for nap #1|
|10:20 AM||10:25 AM||Wash any dishes from breakfast|
|10:25 AM||11:10 AM||Play/clean with the toddler. We clean based on the daily cleaning routine|
|11:10 AM||11:15 AM||Get baby up and change her diaper|
|11:15 AM||12:00 PM||Play with Toddler and Baby|
|12:00 PM||12:10 PM||Make lunch for toddler and food for baby|
|12:10 PM||12:15 PM||5 min pickup of the toy room|
|12:15 PM||12:40 PM||Get Toddler eating lunch while I feed the baby|
|12:40 PM||12:45 PM||Heat up my lunch while I washing kids’ lunch dishes|
|12:45 PM||12:55 PM||Mommy’s lunchtime|
|12:55 PM||1:05 PM||Change diaper|
|1:05 PM||1:10 PM||Take both girls upstairs to nap (baby nap #2, toddler’s only nap)|
|1:10 PM||1:15 PM||Start a load of laundry based on a laundry schedule|
|1:15 PM||1:20 PM||Start dinner in the slow cooker (for this example, we have a slow cooker meal on the meal plan scheduled for today)|
|1:20 PM||1:25 PM||Get toddler to lay back down for her nap and tuck her back in|
|1:25 PM||1:30 PM||Take dog outside|
|1:30 PM||1:35 PM||Wash my dishes from lunch|
|1:35 PM||3:30 PM||Work on blog|
|3:30 PM||3:35 PM||Both girls wake up from a nap – everyone heads downstairs|
|3:35 PM||3:40 PM||Make bottle for baby and change diaper|
|3:40 PM||3:55 PM||Feed the baby|
|3:55 PM||4:50 PM||Play with Toddler and Baby|
|4:50 PM||5:00 PM||Rotate laundry|
|5:00 PM||5:30 AM||Finish dinner|
|5:30 AM||5:45 PM||Feed baby|
|5:45 PM||6:30 PM||Family dinner|
|6:30 PM||7:15 PM||Daddy plays with girls while I start the first part of my night routine|
|7:15 PM||7:45 PM||Read with both girls, brush toddler’s teeth, get the toddler in the bed|
|7:45 PM||8:10 PM||Feed baby a bottle and get baby in the bed|
|8:10 PM||10:30 PM||Spend time with husband or work on the blog|
|10:30 PM||11:15 PM||The second part of my night routine|
|11:15 PM||6:15 AM||Sleep|
Mommy’s Night routine
When I follow this routine, I am able to accomplish so much more. Because I can do this routine on autopilot, I can give my brain a break for a few minutes. When I am tired, which is almost all of the time; it is nice to have a routine set up so I don’t have to think too much about what needs to be done. Any small routine you can set up really helps.
Part 1 – while Daddy plays with the girls
- put leftovers away
- wash dishes from dinner
- prep coffee for the morning
- sweep kitchen floor
- clean Kitchen table
- fold laundry
- wipe down counters
Part 2 – Before I go to bed
- Put clean dishes away
- pickup in the toy room
- put laundry away
- Pick out clothes for the next day
- take a shower
Schedules and Routines
As any Mom knows, schedules and routines change all the time. Day in the life of a Mommy and new blogger changes even in a few short weeks. Even though my routine and schedule are ever-changing as both of the girls get older, I try to keep the basics of our day the same.
- I like to wake up before the kids. This allows me to have time to wake up and focus on myself for 5 to 10 minutes.
- Keeping our lunch routine the same is a great way to let my toddler wind down and get ready for nap time.
- Dinner as a family lets us sit and talk about our day with no distractions and grow closer to one another.
- The bedtime routine is also great for winding down and getting ready to go to sleep.
- My nighttime routine helps me set myself up for a successful next day.
Thinking about starting a blog?
I would start with checking out other blogs that interest you. I found Suzi, who runs www.startamomblog.com, to be interesting and an excellent teacher. She is very down to earth, super sweet and very helpful. She has loads of great advice and even some free courses you can take. That is where I started and I am so glad I did.
Starting a blog is a lot of hard work. There are a lot of early mornings and late nights. There are sometimes when I forget to make dinner even with my plan! Sometimes it is extremely stressful and I’ve only been blogging for about 3 months. However, I am having SO much fun. When I left the corporate world to be a stay at home mom, I had no idea I would miss working in a corporate environment. I knew I didn’t want to leave my kids each day to go to work, but I still felt like I wanted to do some sort of work. Browsing Pinterest one night, I came across a free course from Suzi. I took the course and was so energized to learn more and was motivated to create a blog myself. I talked to my husband about it and he supported the idea. Then, I took some paid courses that fit into our budget and got started. I feel like I am doing something for myself again and something that can help others. Working on my time is so liberating as well. If something is going on with the family, I can take the time I need to handle it without justifying it to a boss. I’m my own boss and it is amazing!
I do have to say blogging or running your own website is not for everyone. It takes a lot of hard work and long hours to bring your vision to fruition. But, if you are dedicated and persistent, you too can create something that you can call your own!
Please leave a comment and share your routine or schedule.
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