Friday, March 1, 2013

A Day in the Life

I've never done a link up before but I thought I'd link up with Kelly over at Kelly's Korner for her 'Day in the Life' series.  I gotta say, a day in our life certainly isn't too exciting, but here's a glimpse. 

My day starts sometime between 5:45 and 6:00.  My alarm starts going off at 5:15, but I am the worst at hitting snooze.  I need to get up at 5:45 and I try but lots of times its closer to 6, which tends to make me late.  Ideally I can get in to start getting Sara Kate dressed before 7.  Sometimes Chris gets her started but most of the time it's me.  I'd say she is NOT a morning person (like her mama)...this morning when I woke her up she said, 'I sleepy mommy.  I stay in my bed.  Go away.'  Sorry baby girl, up we go!
On a good day, she will wear what we picked out the night before (she helps of course), but on a not so good day she wants to fuss about her shirt or pants or shoes.  Or about whether or not I will fix her hair or not.  
This is from a day earlier this week where she wanted different shoes and didn't want her hair fixed.  I didn't have time to argue about the shoes. :-)
After she's dressed we quickly grab her breakfast and out the door we go (she eats in the car).  I drop Sara Kate off at school around 7:30, and I get on the dreadful I-540 to head north.  From 8:00 until 4:30, I'm at work.  What I'm doing or where I am could be different every day.  I work for the Benton County Conservation District and we have an office in Bentonville, but I also drive all over Benton County going to farms.  Some days I'm soil sampling or meeting with farmers and some days I'm at my desk making maps or writing Nutrient Management Plans.  It's nice to have flexibility!!
After work, I pick up Sara Kate, and that usually happens sometime between 5:00-5:30.  I love her face when she sees me walk into her class room.  She yells 'mommy!' and runs to me for big hugs.  It's funny how the kids in her class know each others parents.  If she doesn't see me right away, one of her classmates will always tell her 'Sara Kate, your mommy is here!'  So cute.
Our evenings consist of having dinner, play time, and watching a movie on the iPad.
Tonight she seemed really tired and she just wanted to cuddle in my lap, which I was fine with!  Tired mama with a pounding headache loved the cuddle time!
 We start bath time around 8:00...
And after bath we have 'lay down on mommy' time.  That's her final wind down time.  I also set the timer on my cell phone and she knows that when the timer goes off it's time to go to bed.  That's something we started when we switched her crib to her big girl bed and she has responded wonderfully to it!!  She's normally in bed between 8:45-9:00.
After she goes to bed, I do whatever...make lunches for the next day, pick up, mess around on the computer, blog, read, watch a show on tv....and I'm usually in bed by 10.  

So that's a day in our life!  Like I said, not to exciting, but I don't guess being a working mom is all that 'exciting,' although I love it.  Routine is important to us and it makes our family work!!


  1. Hello! I came over from Kelly's Korner after seeing your title of "Working Mom." I can relate to the busy schedule and also love when I pick my daughter up at daycare and she yells "Mommy!" Her best friends and her all watch out for each other's parents.

  2. Your daughter and my boys have the exact same birthday! Happy mommying!

    1. Just checked out your blog, your boys are precious!! I can't imagine having 2 at this age! Bless you! :-)

  3. Visiting from Kelly's Korner. What a cute family!

    1. Thank you! Checked out your blog, you're a busy mama too! Cute that you and your daughter run together!