Hi friends! I love sharing a peak into our daily lives and I always get the best feedback from you guys. So today, I’m sharing a day in the life of a work from home mom. Since I am a stay at home mom and full-time blogger, my days can vary, but here is a pretty typical day (MWF) and how I power through them with help from my partner, Protein One!
Are you familiar with the word, “Hangry”? If not, you’re likely familiar with what it means – when you’re so hungry you get angry. We’ve all been there and likely it happens daily! I added a “Hangry Scale” to my post because each day there’s a point where I’m approaching a Snack Emergency.
A Day in The Life Of A Work From Home Mom
5:15 AM: Wake up. I usually get up every day at this time. Andrew wakes up this early for work and honestly it’s pretty hard to sleep when he’s getting ready. We watch the news and I check email.
5:30 AM: Get dressed, brush my teeth and start my morning skincare routine.
5:45 AM: Make breakfast, share blog posts for the day, continue to check email and of course make coffee!
6 AM: Start to get Liam’s things ready for school: his lunch and water, school bag, and breakfast. I pre-make egg muffins every other week and pop one in the microwave for him every morning. He also gets fruit as a snack, so I spend some time in the morning cutting up his fruit and prepping his milk (I keep it in the fridge until he’s up).
6:30 AM: Liam is usually up around this time. I go into his room and get him up, read books, get him dressed, change his diaper, etc.
6:50 AM: We come downstairs and he has breakfast. We listen to music and I start pumping him up for school!
7:15 AM: We head back upstairs to get him into his school clothes, put sunscreen on, brush his teeth, and do his hair (he has really curly blonde hair, so it takes some product LOL).
7:30 AM: We leave the house. Liam’s school is about a 25-minute drive in the morning. It’s only 8 miles from our house but with traffic and school zones it’s a drive.
8:15AM: I leave Liam at school after walking him to his class and head out to do some errands. On any given day this could be: stopping by the post office, dropping items off to donate, getting gas, bank runs, etc. Nothing too glamorous.
9-9:30 AM: I head to the gym to get a workout in. It’s a huge stress/anxiety reliever for me so I’m grateful I get to do this most days. The only downfall is that I’m always starving after the gym because I eat breakfast so early. Since most of my day is spent running around, I always reach for a Protein One bar in my gym bag as I’m walking to my car. Not only does this save me a ton of time trying to figure out what to snack on, but it also helps me make better decisions. It’s easy to run to a drive-through after a workout or stop and grab a pastry at a coffee shop, which is basically what I did when I was pregnant and what I try to avoid now! After joining Weight Watchers, I try to stick to snacks that don’t deplete all of my points, and after doing the math, these are only 2! What I love about Protein One bars is that they come in four amazing flavors: Strawberries & Cream, Peanut Butter Chocolate, Chocolate Fudge and Chocolate Chip – so everyone has an option for whatever their mood or palette is craving! Like I have said TONS of times, I’m really trying to maintain what I lost after I had Liam. With 90 calories, 10 grams of protein and one gram of sugar – these delicious bars are packed with protein and perfect for those snack emergencies like running late to a pick up or leaving the gym and trying to rush home to cram in a few hours of work! Being a busy mom on-the-go who has a full-time job and is a full-time parent I NEED easy, snacks that don’t make me feel gross but keep me satisfied throughout the day, and Protein One always does the trick.
10:30 AM: I am back home and ready to get some work done. I usually eat lunch and work until noon. I shower and then continue to work on blog posts or scheduling social media posts until about 2:30 p.m. Sometimes this also means throwing in a load of laundry or cleaning up something around the house.
3 PM: I pick up Liam from school and we head back home where he has a snack and we play until Andrew gets home. We both usually need a car snack. While Liam is quite partial to cheerios and fruit, I tend to grab a Protein One bar so I don’t get too full before dinner but have enough to keep me satisfied.
4:45 PM: Andrew usually gets home around this time and we play with Liam together until dinner.
5:30-6:30 PM: We do dinner and smoothies with Liam. Then he gets a bath, we get him ready for bed, read books, say our blessings and he goes to sleep at 6:30 p.m.
6:30-7:30 PM: Andrew and I have dinner together and watch a show.
7:30-9 PM: I usually do more work and wrap things up for the day. During this time, Andrew usually cleans up from dinner and gets things around the house tidied up.
Whenever I finish work I do my night time skin care routine, brush my teeth, and go give Liam a quiet kiss! I’m usually asleep by 9:30 p.m. if not earlier on most nights!
So our day isn’t necessarily anything profound, but this is what most days look like. Liam is home with me Tuesdays and Thursdays and those days vary with story time, park days, play dates, walks, etc. We try to do at least one fun thing with friends, and he takes a long nap those days which is when I scramble to get work done!
I would love to know what a day in the life looks like for you!
Thank you Protein One for partnering on this post.