Thursday, May 1, 2014

The Routine

I've missed my blog and I've missed reading others. I'm very curious by nature so getting a peek into the lives of others is fascinating for me.
I'm hoping to add blogging to my normal routine but with a toddler in the house that could prove difficult, so we'll see.
If you're like me, you appreciate lists, calendars, schedules and such. Here's a little glimpse of daily life here in Toddlerville...

7:00-7:30 Wake up time. I love the way she sleeps....

7:30-8:00 General wake up stuff like diaper change, brush teeth, make breakfast etc.
(I'm a very lucky, albeit sometimes lonely mommy, who primarily works from home so we're generally in our jammies for most of the morning).
Oh and empty mommy's cabinet. Anybody else have a kid who does this? I find toiletries hidden all of the house.

8:00-8:30 Kiss the husband goodbye. Baby girl and I eat breakfast together while I check my emails.
Favorite breakfast foods are: Trader Joes blueberry waffles with strawberry jam and sliced strawberries. Kale smoothies (as you can see from the green moustache below).
Coconut milk oatmeal with frozen blueberries.

8:30-10:30 Playtime for baby, work time for me. Each room is our house has toys and I have a portable lap top desk that I can cart around the house depending on which room she wants to be in. We also spend about an hour outside during this time. Love wireless living :)

Crawled onto my mommy don't work, play with me.

10:30-12:00 Nap for little girl. This is prime work time for me. I can concentrate on important projects and make phone calls.

12:00-12:30 Get dressed. Yes, we usually get dressed after her first nap. For me this means swapping jammies pants for yoga pants but if I have to run errands after work I'll make more of an effort.
I've read if you work from home you should dress like you're going to work, but really? no thanks.

12:30-1:00 Lunch time.
Favorite lunches:
Macaroni and Cheese with sliced grapes.
Trader Joes Parmesean Chicken Lollipops (if you haven't had these, you're missing out).
Peanut butter and Jelly sandwiches, string cheese and apples.

1:00-3:30 Story time, play time, tidy up the house, laundry and fitting in work time. My daughter loves loves loves books. So we have tons and have recently started going to the library so we don't go broke buying them.

She also love love loves to unfold all my laundry

3:30-4:30 Naptime for her and any work phone calls for me. I'm very lucky to have an awesome napper. She'll actually say "nap" when she's ready to sleep.

4:30-5:30 Dinner prep and more playtime.

5:30-6:30 Husband comes home and dinner time.
We have many many favorite dinners. I make a dinner schedule once a week so it varies. I'd have to say baby girl's favorite dinner is spaghetti. Although it's a HUGE mess so I reserve it for bath night.

6:30-7:30 Bath or Walk to the park. If it's not bath night, we usually head to the park. 

7:30-8:30 TV time with daddy (she loves Baby Einstein and Yo Gabba Gabba). This is when I shower and get ready for bed.

8:30-9:30 Bed time for baby. I take her to bed and it's usually about 30 minutes to an hour before she'll fall asleep. 
9:30.... If I have work to do, I get back up, otherwise I'm fast asleep. I never leave anything work related for the next day, that's just asking to get really behind and stressed. 

I have to say, writing down our daily schedule was fun for me. People some times ask me how I make it through each day working and raising my daughter. I usually say I have no idea and it's all about surviving but now I can see I've got a pretty good system here. At the end of every day, I almost always say it was a good day and it's true.


  1. I remember those days - your schedule sounds very similar to how mine was when my kids were toddlers. What a cutie your little one is.

  2. Oh that is just the most adorable post, love all the pics. Busy but rewarding days!