A Day In The Life

I get asked often how I manage to handle my family, full-time job, and my recent blogging growth. I won’t lie, it’s not easy! Some days are harder than others. I decided to track what a typical “day in the life” looks like for me. This past Monday, I tracked how my day looked.

Take a look below at just how crazy my days can be!

5:00AM- Wake up, I like to wake up about an hour before my kids. I use this time to catch up on my social media. I reply to Instagram direct messages and comments, complete Facebook group threads and reply to any comments on my blog. This time is critical to me having less stress as I tend to wake up with quite a few messages to catch up on and I don’t like to sit on them.

6:00AM- This is about the time my kids wake up, my husband and I tag team getting them ready for the day. My husband cooks their breakfast (usually oatmeal) and I get them dressed.

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BlaBla Kids Elephant & PJs & Blanket c/o Kyte Baby

6:45AM- My husband and I load the kids in the car to get them on their way! Today our son Kellan, has nursery school. First my husband will drop off our daughter Marley, at her babysitter. Then he and Kellan usually run errands or grab a bagel before he gets dropped off at school.

7:00AM- Workout. I love to begin my day with a workout, this helps clear my mind. Today I chose yoga. I alternate between running, yoga, HIIT workouts, or toning moves.

7:30AM- Hopped in the shower and then sign on to work. I work from home full-time, so I like to get a head start most days.

7:45AM-8:30AM- I use to this time to again get caught up on social media and post my Instagram picture. I plan my posts out in advance so I am able to go to drafts on Instagram and simply click the photo I have prepared and post. I also use this time to edit posts going up this week and reply to emails.

8:30AM- Start working, I have to catch up on work emails from the weekend and make a few calls.

9:00AM- Today we actually had a parent/teacher conference at my sons school. My husband stopped and picked me up so we could head on over to his school.

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9:15AM- The meeting was quick! My husband and I head back home, he also works full time from home.

9:30AM-11:15- I use this time to catch up on work emails and also engage in social media. This time is critical because it is when a large portion of my following is online.

11:15AM- I leave to go pick Kellan up from School. His class ends at 11:30AM, from there I have to drive him to his babysitters house. Kellan goes to the same babysitter as Marley so she is waiting for him when we get there!

12:30PM- I get back home, log back into work and catch up on some emails. Grab a quick bite from the kitchen!

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Avocado Toast For Lunch

1:30PM- I like to start a few blog drafts of different ideas I have. I find it easier to write about something if I have an idea “jotted” down.

2:30PM- I have a few exciting collaborations coming up this month. I have to shoot a few flat lays for photos. I find that if I wait until the last minute, I get more stressed. If I plan ahead, I can take more time to edit photos and think of captions.

3:00PM- Work meeting via teleconference. I am able to multi-task pretty well, so while I am listening in to my meeting, I am also getting caught up on my social media for the day.

3:30PM- My husband leaves the house to go get the kids. It generally takes him about an hour, I use this time to catch up on work again. I also have to start dinner for everyone! Tonight we are having spaghetti with sauce made on Sunday.

4:30PM-5:00PM- Kids get home, I help my husband get them in the house and get their bags in the house. Occasionally we will stay outside and play for a half hour but today it is raining! Kellan eats a quick dinner because he has soccer practice tonight!

5:00PM- My husband leaves with Kellan to go to soccer. I generally stay home with Marley because she goes to bed before they get back. This also allows me some one on one time with her.

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5:15PM-5:45PM- Marley and I play baby dolls, blocks, build towers and have a dance party. She also eats her dinner, we had spaghetti!

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5:50PM- Bath time for Marley, books, and then bed. My kids are usually in bed by 6:30PM, especially with the recent time change. Our sleep schedule has been all over the place!

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6:00PM-7:00PM- This is my down time. Marley is asleep and I am waiting for the boys to get back home. I will usually eat my dinner, catch up on social media, and clean up the house.

7:00PM- My husband and Kellan return home from soccer and I have already started running his bath. This is a later night for him because of his practice, we do a quick bath time routine and he is in bed by 7:30PM.

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7:30PM-9:00PM- This is the time my husband and I use to “catch up” with each other. We are busy with work and the kids most days. It is really important for us to have this time. We love to watch Netflix and just hang out. I also use this time to fine tune any blog or Instagram post I have going up the next day.

9:00PM-9:30PM- I usually head to bed, I go to bed pretty early most days because I am an early riser. Also, with two kids, a full time job, and just life in general, I am T I R E D most days by this time.

So, as you can see, life is crazy busy most days! I will say that life seems to be the craziest for us Monday’s through Wednesday’s. I blame this on my son’s soccer and school schedule. Life tends to slow down to a more manageable pace for the rest of the week.

A day in the life of a full-time work from home mom & blogger

Now, tell me what your days look like! I’d love to know what the “busiest” day of the week is for you? What is the least busy day? Do you make time for yourself each day? This is something I really try to do as I feel it is important for my sanity 🙂

 

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Extra, Extra Long Weekend

Good morning!

I took a mini break from blogging as last week was crazy due to the holiday and my husband traveling for work. It felt good to get a few extra days off with my people for the long holiday weekend.


Kellan and Warner spent Friday at our state fair. Kellan had major heart eyes for all the police cars and train exhibit. He also ate his fair share of cotton candy and spent a small fortune on games; that’s what the fair is all about!


We attended a birthday party on Saturday and it was such a beautiful day! They gave all the kids big balloons and that was for sure the hit of the party. Chasing two toddlers around a park was my cardio that day.


We spent Labor Day swimming and soaking up one last 80 degree day. Our forecast shows only cooler temps now and all the pools in our area will be closing up. #winteriscoming


Ended the weekend with this view and a nice walk with the family. I will so miss all the outdoor time once it cools down and starts snowing. Just trying to soak up fall while I can! 

Beach Trip

At the start of the summer my husband and I decided to do a little mini-trip with our kids this summer. Our kids are wild, like want to scream at top of their lungs everywhere they go type wild. . . So we approached this idea with hesitation.

Nevertheless, we decided a trip to Sesame Place would need to happen. We live in upstate NY so from our house to Sesame it’s 4.5 hours. Kellan (age 3) did great in the car for the most part and really enjoyed our hotel stay. We made the hotel stay into a “big deal” for him so he loved it and swimming in the pool. Marley was a bit more difficult to please for almost 5 hours. Key item for both kids: A LOT OF SNACKS. 


After doing two nights at our hotel and one day at Sesame Place we headed to the Jersey Shore! It was about an hour drive from our hotel in Princeton, NJ. We chose to rent an air BNB for our one night stay in Belmar Beach.

It rained the Tuesday we got to the shore which was kind of a bummer. I had wanted to do the aquarium in Point Pleasant, NJ but the line was CRAY, my kids and lines=hell. So we chose to just walk around on the boardwalk, played some mini-golf, ate lunch and then went to our air BNB to check in.

It cleared up Tuesday afternoon so we did get a little beach in that day. Luckily, Wednesday morning my kids woke up BRIGHT and early and it was beautiful out. We packed right up and headed to the beach at 7:00AM.


We had to head home Wednesday so we stayed at the beach a few hours. Just enough time for this lady to eat handfuls of sand while simultaneously throwing it into her hair 🙈

If you are looking for quick kid friendly trips this one was great! Message or comment if you’d like any direct recommendations about our hotel, Air BNB, places we ate, etc.

With Love,

B