One of my favorite things about following blogs is when the blogger shares a typical day in their life. I mean, who wouldn’t love to be a fly on the wall in someone else’s life sometimes?
So I thought it might be fun to share a typical day in my life.
My life is pretty hectic and busy right now. I am wearing many many hats, so my days are broken into chunks of time devoted to each of my “hats”. What are my hats? Well I am a wife and a mother of 3. I am a home-share provider for an adult with developmental disabilities (that’s my day job), a student, and a blogger. Oh! and a homesteader.
So welcome to my chaos!
I decided to document my day the other day, so this is a fairly typical Monday.
5:30-6 am Alarm goes off and I get up and get coffee. Enjoy my first cup in silence and check emails or favorite blogs.
6:30-7 am Make lunches and check personal email.
7 am Start waking up the kids. My eldest is a teenager and takes forever to wake up. Double checking backpacks, coordinating schedules and signing agendas for the day.
7:45 am Send kids out to the bus then start waking Jane* to help her get ready for the day.
8:15 am Get myself dressed and made up for the day. Check on chickens and ducks.
8:30 am Jane* and I hop into the car and head to town. I take her in 5 days a week for her to attend a day program.
9 am Get to town, drop Jane off. Do any errands that need to be done in town.
10 am Get home get started on some school work. (I’ve been doing school online to learn how to be a medical transcriptionist)
11:30am Take a break- during my break I usually switch laundry or do a minor chore/housework task. I also make some lunch so I can eat and study at the same time.
12:15pm Eat lunch and back to school work!
1:45pm Break time again -usually I try and fold laundry and put it away (that doesn’t always happen 🙂
2 pm Back to school work or work on blog stuff.
2:45 pm Gabe is home from school so I make his snack and we chat and he does homework if he has some. We usually go outside and go in garden for a bit and work in there and check on the chickens and ducks while we’re out there. I also try and remember to take any photos of projects for the blog.
4pm Girls are home from school and start on homework or play/hang out. I try and start making dinner.
5pm Jump in the car and head to town to pick up Jane*.
6pm I’m home and usually everyone is home so we eat dinner.
7pm Pat goes to his fire practice (he is a volunteer firefighter for our local department) Kids and I hang out, or I work on blog stuff.
8pm Try and convince younger two that it’s time for bed 🙂
8:30pm Help Jane* get ready for bed.
9pm Work on blog or hang out with the hubby (if he’s home yet) and watch our current favorite t.v series (Vikings is our current favorite!)
9:30 pm Remind Nyla (our eldest) to get ready for bed.
10pm Get myself ready for bed. Read my current book (right now I’m reading The 4-Hour Workweek)
10:30 pm Lights out and sleep time!
As I said in the beginning, this is a fairly typical Monday but every day is different depending on which activities the kids have etc. I hope you enjoyed this little peek into our lives.
- *Jane is a name I made up for the person I do homeshare with, in order to protect her privacy.
So, what do you think? Any details I’m missing? Any questions you have? Let me know in the comments, or you can follow me on instagram for more peeks into my life 🙂