A Typical Day In The Life
As a Blogger + Mother + Entrepreneur = Entrepremomer
As a mom and entrepreneur, my days are never truly the same. I am a mother of four and a stay-at-home mom with my spouse. I thought I would give you a glimpse into one of my days to show you that it Is possible to manage your business as well as take care of your household and family. I needed the freedom and flexibility to make my own schedule and plan my day with my children around me. Now, please keep in mind that I can’t do everything in one day, and neither can you. One of my biggest challenges was structuring my time around my kids and their every need for attention. So, I am happy my spouse is around to help me out because figuring out how run my blog while changing diapers, potty training, feeding times, and everything in between it was going to be impossible. Always remember that self-care is important and that you should never beat yourself up for not accomplishing everything on your to-do list. With that being said, let’s jump into a day in the life of me!
6:00 am: The alarm wakes me up, so I can wake my daughter Jazmine up to start getting ready for school. While she is getting herself ready I am making my first cup of coffee for the day and I am checking my emails to see who I need to response back too.
6:30 am-7:00 am: For thirty minutes I take some time to meditate, read my bible, and pray. As a Christian, I like taking just a few minutes to have a conversation with God and find peace within myself. If you are not a Christian, you can always try meditating. At 7:00 am Jazmine is off to catch her bus to school and I am calm and ready for the morning.
7:00 am-7:30 am: I get dressed in my workout clothes and try to get a quick 20-30-minute workout in at this point. I be hoping that none of my younger kids wake up while I am working out. Sometimes I would walk around the neighborhood for 20-30 minutes 2x a day, I like to switch it up.
7:30am-8:30 am: After I’m finished working out, I will grab another cup of coffee, take a shower, and get dressed. I sit down at my desk to go through my checklist and complete any tasks that I know won’t take me long. I update my buffer, blog post editor calendar, and social media editor calendar.
8:30 am-12:00 pm: Around this time my kids wake up. My husband is a stay-at-home parent like me, so he helps me watch the kids during the day. We will get their breakfast ready, set out the table and when they are finish we will take them to the bathroom. Then they will brush their teeth’s, wash their faces and get them dress for today. Then they will go to the playroom and watch television and/or play. While they are in the playroom and the dad is watching them, I will write out another blog post, create the graphics for it and promote the last blog post on all my social media site.
12:00 pm-3:00 pm: This is the time that I’ll take a break for lunch and to spend time with my family. I would let my husband cook them lunch while I am cleaning up the playroom and getting their beds ready for naptime. We will eat lunch together, chat a little bit, and then they are off to bed. This can be a process getting them to sleep since they are getting older now and you know toddlers don’t want to take naps anymore.
3:00 pm-5:00 pm: I also take an hour or two to work on my own website and social media. I will write a marketing strategy, schedule social media on buffer for next week, work on some laundry, or even just check my email again. While I am doing that the dad is taking outside to play and stretch their legs for awhile. My daughter Jazmine is back home around 3:20pm and is getting her a snack and then after the snack she will sit down and start her homework.
5:00 pm-5:30 pm: I do try to spend a little time every day cleaning up. I set aside 30 minutes to just clean anything that I think may need it. My husband and I usually spend a few hours on Saturday or Sunday cleaning the entire place, but I still try to keep countertops clear and clothes off the floor.
5:30 pm-7:30 pm: Around 5:30pm I will sit down with Jazmine and review her homework and go over spelling words and reading for tomorrow. After we are finish then It’s dinner time! I plan our meals every week, and I try to pick meals that the whole family can help make. My husband will chop veggies, my daughter helps me stir, and younger kids will come at the end just to eat. We take this time to eat dinner as a family.
7:30 pm-8:30 pm: Now, here comes the fun part, its time to get ready for bed. So, I wash the dishes, put the food away, and clean up the dining room. While their dad is taking them a bath and he let them play in the tub for a while, once they are out then they have to brushing their teeth and dressed for bed. After the three youngest is in bed about to get a story read to them, it is Jazmine turn to take her shower, brush her teeth and get her school clothes out for next day and put her pajamas on.
8:30 pm-9:00 pm: Once everyone is in bed me or the dad will read bed time stories to them and say our prayers. Then off to sleep they will go.
9:00 pm-11:00 pm: Once my kids are in bed, I take some time to plan my next day. I will also work on tasks I couldn’t finish. I don’t check emails or business-related items (I have business hours for a reason), but I will finish anything that has a deadline. If I don’t have any work to do, I’ll watch television, Netflix or we will just lay down and talk to each other.
2:00 am: It’s bedtime for me! Sometimes I fall asleep earlier than this, sometimes later, but I really try to be in bed by this time.
So, there you have it, a day in the life! Again, this isn’t every single day, but for the most part, this is my schedule throughout the week. What does your day in the life look like?