6:05 am – alarm goes off. Why 6:05 and not 6 or 6:15. I have no idea, but it is what it is.
The next little while is a blur of coffee drinking, lunch packing, kid waking, finance checking, laundry starting activity. My coffee follows me everywhere (and gets reheated multiple times).
Finally, both kids are at school and “my day” begins.
I sit down to read a book and eat bonbons. Oh, wait, that’s in my fantasy life.
In reality (order varies drastically by day LOL):
I eat breakfast.
I go running. (Some days it’s biking or BBB or Revolve or Yoga…)
I go to Costco and the grocery store. (What the heck was I thinking doing both on the same day? Oh, yeah, the cupboard was bare.)
I work. (Right now I’m building a Google Sites website for a client. I also do all the contractor wrangling, financial report running, Google training, and anything else my boss sees fit to throw my way.) Thankfully, I do it from the comfort of my dining room.
Somewhere in there I also eat lunch, take a shower, do some cleaning, prep for dinner, throw the laundry in the dryer and anything else that seems to need to be done.
Suddenly, in the blink of an eye, my day is over and it’s time to be “mom” again.
I spend the next few hours retrieving my children, feeding them snack, starting them on homework, starting dinner, possibly throwing in a few minutes more of work if I have a deadline…
5:40 pm – We sit down for dinner as a family. We do this 6 out of 7 days of the week, generally speaking. The only exception is soccer practice day.
After dinner, the kids bathe and finish homework. On this particular evening, Jones and I head out to volunteer for a cat rescue group. We play with kitties, clean cages and make sure everyone is fed and settled for the night.
Returning home, it’s time for the bedtime flurry. Everyone reads for a while (I might do more work here), pajamas on, teeth brushed, and Shoo and Beer Geek both go to bed. Jones gets some quiet time with Minecraft in his room, while I feed the gecko, set up coffee, and pack what I can for lunches.
10:30 pm – Lights out for Jones. I retire to the couch to blog, read, or finish up work.
11:00 pm – Lights out for me.
That’s a “normal” day for me. Today, I’ve already picked up a sick kid from school. Somehow, today seems to be more the norm than the other, sigh. Guess that’s why I work from home…
(And a little WIAW for you. Thanks, Jen, for hosting.)
8 thoughts on “A day in the life of MCM Mama”
I’m really liking reading everyone day in the life 🙂 Seems like you have a good routine, but it’s nice that you work from home and can handle when you have a sick kiddo (feel better soon!) or something else that throws a wrench in the plan.
So cool to read this. A busy day for sure. I can’t remember the last time I was awake to see 11:00.
Thanks for joining 🙂
10:30 – 11:00 would be my favorite time. I love my alone time. Keeps me sane.
Looks like you had a pretty busy day ! 🙂 Hope your kid gets well soon!
OMGOSH HOW ON EARTH DO YOU DO IT and GO TO BED AT 11?!
so impressed and love that you all have family dinner so often!
Sounds familiar …
Wow, eating dinner 6 out of 7 nights is awesome… we do that too but L is so young. I hope we can keep it up as she’s older!