Monday, November 14, 2016

Day in the Life

Sometimes, when you are a stay-at-home-mom, people ask you what you do all day.  And most of the time, I have no idea.  So I decided I'd keep track of a day.  Obviously not all days are the same.  Sometimes the toddler goes rogue and refuses a nap.  Sometimes we actually leave the house (okay, most days we actually leave the house).  And the above picture is from a "go to church" day, which are completely crazy and have no schedule at all.  But this was a standard at home day.

6:30- both kids start stirring in their cribs.  I lay as still as possible and hope they will go back to sleep.  
7 - Toddler is officially up for the day.  Change diaper, play, say goodbye to John.  
8 - Baby wakes up.  Breakfast for everyone!  This involves gathering all of the food for myself and toddler, putting him in his high chair, and then settling in to feed baby while toddler and I eat.  
8:30 - put baby down for nap, clean up toddler and kitchen, read books with toddler
9:30 - baby wakes up.  He plays on the floor while toddler insists we read the Easter bunny book 10 times.  Just for the record, it's November.  Not Easter time.   
10 - fold laundry, talk to my sister on the phone, toddler watches neighbor tree get chopped down and helps sort socks.  He also helps unfold laundry that I have folded, but he really loves carrying it to his room to put away, and doesn't realize that he's messing it up.  
11 - make a few phone calls, trim everyone's nails
11:15 - baby takes second nap
11:18 - just kidding!  Wakes up and wants to eat.  
11:36 - nap two take two - success!
11:45 - lunch for toddler and me
12:30 - baby wakes up. 
12:35 - clean up toddler and kitchen
12:45 - FaceTime with niece
1:15 - toddler naptime
1:30 - start some laundry in the washer.  
1:45 - grumpy baby!  Snuggle him until he falls asleep.  I'm slightly worried he would wake up if I put him in the crib, and also just want baby snuggles, so I just hold him for this nap.  
3:15 - everyone is awake and crying and needs mommy right now!  Put baby down, go get toddler, situate everyone on the couch so I can feed baby and snuggle toddler.  
3:45 - read books and play
4 - put baby car seat back together after taking it all apart to wash.  (Note - realize I put the straps in wrong the next day when we are running late to go somewhere and I have to take the whole thing apart again)
4:30 - read a few more books, clean up a little bit
4:45 - baby needs to nap but doesn't want to! Naps get harder as the day goes on.  
5 - make dinner.  Baby in bouncy seat and toddler in high chair watch me.  Toddler desperately wants to help, but can't be trusted with a hot stove!  
6 - John gets home and everyone is happy.  He and toddler eat dinner.  I feed hungry sleepy grumpy baby.  
6:30 - I eat dinner while John plays with the kids. 
7:45 - baby falls asleep.  We are at that stage where we are not quite sure if this is a nap or bedtime.  
8 - toddler goes to sleep.  I go to take a shower.  
9 -  Baby wakes up!  Wants to eat and play for a little bit.
10 - Baby back to bed.  

Usually once both kids are in bed, we clean up the kitchen and the living room.  Sometimes we watch a show, but sometimes I'm just tired and it needs to be my bedtime, too!  It's pretty exhausting taking care of these guys, but I mostly love it!  I mean...


  1. Loved here about your day.

  2. I have a good friend with boys as close together as yours and I think you're both super moms! Now her boys are 5 and 6 and have been the best of friends for years 💕

  3. Basically this post makes you seem like super-mom. I can't imagine having two little ones to manage during the day all by oneself. Not to sound too cheesy, but you go girl!

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  5. Well that is something really very interesting, seems like you got emotional. The articles is much like the one i read previously about the mother who spoke about how her kid pee and poop.

  6. Well this is why you all called mom, for me all the moms are super mom and I salute all the moms for the work they do. Such a good post, thank you for writing it