One of the questions I get a lot is how do I “do it all” as a full-time blogger and mama of three. Well, first let me tell you I definitely don’t “do it all”. Not even close. Most days I’m running around like a crazy lady in yoga pants that I’ve worn for four days straight, a baby on my hip and a cup of coffee that’s gone cold because I didn’t have time to drink it all. My husband works really long hours, he’s usually gone 12 to 13 hours a day, so I’m flying solo a lot of the time and just doing my best to get through the days. But somehow I manage to keep it together enough to do what needs to be done each day and blog in the little spare time I do have to myself. This season of life is pretty darn crazy, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. Well today I thought it would be fun to take you guys along with me throughout a typical day, so you can see what things really look like behind the scenes here at LVN. I’ve seen other bloggers share these “day in the life” posts and I always LOVE them. Maybe I’m just really nosy, but I enjoy seeing what other people do throughout their day–even the little details are interesting to me. Does that make me weird? Probably. But it’s the truth. And I hope a few of you feel the same way because that’s what we’re doing today. I kept track of everything I did a few days ago, taking photos with my iPhone and notes along the way so you guys could see what life is really like as a blogger and mama to three!
6:32am: Little Ava Pearl woke up bright and early, so I got her out of the bassinet and nursed her for about 20 minutes. The older kids woke up a few minutes later and headed downstairs to play while I finished up with the baby. Ava fell back asleep, so I laid her down and headed to the kitchen. My husband is already off to work, so I let the kids watch some toonies while I checked to make sure the day’s blog post went up without any problems (sometimes that happens!), checked email, social media, etc. All while drinking my giant cup of delicious coffee. Once I was done with that I made the kiddos breakfast and got our day rolling.
7:44am: Everyone is done eating breakfast and we head upstairs to get ready for the day. By then Ava is awake and ready to start the day. She’s pretty excited about it too, as you can tell.
8:22am: After getting all three kids dressed and ready, I rush in the bathroom to get myself somewhat put together. I have about 11 and a half minutes to get dressed and do a bit of quick makeup.
8:32am: I’m all ready for the day with a top-knot and minimal makeup. Time to nurse Ava again before loading everyone in the car and heading to school drop-off.
9:12am: I’ve dropped off my oldest at school and now it’s time to get groceries with the girls. I’ll be honest. I kinda hate grocery shopping. It generally takes forrrrrrrever when I have the kids with me, but it has to be done, so off I go to buy all the things!
10:55am: I’m finally back home from grocery shopping and done putting everything away. Then I hustle to get a roast and veggies in the crock pot. I told you guys how much I love the crock pot, right?! I use it all the time. It’s a life saver.
11:20am: I turn a show on for Allie and sit down to nurse the baby. I grab my computer and try to do as much work as I can while she’s eating. I prop up my laptop on this handy pillow and start checking emails. You’d be surprised how much work I can get done with one hand!
1:27pm: Lunch is done and it’s finally nap time. Ahhh, glorious nap time. I run around to clean the house and take photos for an upcoming post as fast as I can. The afternoon is generally when I get a lot of work done, but on this day Allie refused to nap so that threw a wrench in my plans. After listening to her bounce around in her room for about forty-five minutes, I decided to give up on her nap and I let her come downstairs with me. She played with toys and followed me around while I finished doing my photos and editing. Thankfully Ava took a good nap, so that helped!
3:05pm: Another feeding for Ava and a quick outfit change since sweet baby girl had a little spit-up thing happen. A new outfit was definitely needed! And can we just talk about how darn cute she is?! You better believe those chubby cheeks are getting lots of kisses.
3:41pm: I load up the girls and we head to school to pick up big brother.
4:23pm: We’re back from pick-up, snacks have been eaten, and now we’re all relaxing in the living room together for a while before my husband gets home from work. And by the way, this is generally how my living room looks most of the time. Don’t you be fooled by all those pretty photos!
5:15pm: My husband is home at a reasonable hour tonight (thank you Jesus!) so he takes the older two kids to the park for a bit so I can get some work done and hang out with the littlest miss. Right about now I’m feeling extra grateful for that roast in the crock pot and the fact that I don’t have to worry about dinner.
6:40pm: Dinner is done and it’s time to hang out with the kids before bedtime. And believe it or not, my oldest has to do homework 4 times a week…he’s in kindergarten! Is that crazy to anyone else or is it just me? Especially considering he’s at school every single day, all day long. Sheesh. Poor kid. I don’t think I had homework until I was in the 4th grade.
8:42pm: The kids are all in bed, so it’s time to get back at it and finish a post I needed to get done. This is honestly how I get the majority of my work done these days–lots and lots of late nights. But I love it and feel so blessed to do what I do.
10:32pm: Finally ending the day with a quick shower then it’s off to bed. I am exhausted and ready for some sleeeeeep. At least until that cute little baby wakes me up!
Well guys I hope you enjoyed this little peek into my life as a blogger and stay at home mama. This season of life is a bit crazy and I’m honestly still figuring it all out now that I have three. Some days are insanely busy and I barely have time to even put real clothes on. And other days I feel like superwoman who can do it all with time to spare. No two days are ever the same around here, but that’s what makes life interesting, right?! I’ve got a pretty sweet life and I always make sure to end each day by thanking God for all my blessings. I am one lucky lady!
Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today! I can’t tell you how much I appreciate all the support you guys give me every day. Big hugs from me to you! xoxo