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A day in the life of a WAHM- a glimpse into my daily life as I take on running a household, raising a 7 month old, being a Lipsense distributor, a mom blogger and a new real estate agent.
4:45- Wake up to a screaming baby Levi. This is unusual because he is always so happy in the morning and plays in his crib for a while before I even realize he is awake. Glance at my phone to realize it’s only 4:45. Yikes. Levi has been sleeping through the night for a few weeks so this is odd. Rush up to check on him and I cannot calm him down. The boob is the only thing that will shut him up. So he gets the boob. I know I shouldn’t give in, but he’s teething. I’m a sucker! #momguilt
5:10-Levi falls asleep nursing so I lay him back in his crib and head downstairs for a few minutes of sleep before waking up my husband for work. I normally wake him up at 5:30 but this morning he is going to have to hustle because Mama needs a few more zzz’s
5:45- Wake husband up, but I decide to take advantage of a sleeping baby and sleep “in”
6:45- Levi is up for the day so Mama is too, change his diaper and take him downstairs to have some play time with Daddy before he leaves for work
7am- Nurse Levi, chat with husband, agree it’s a drive thru breakfast kind of day for him since I won’t have time to throw something together, feel a sting of guilt that I’m a terrible wife, kiss husband and he’s out the door
7:30- Coffee for Mama, Good Morning America on the TV (a day behind because we are cheap and don’t have cable), Levi plays in his musical entertainer for 15 minutes, then some floor play with Mama
8:15- Put Levi down for a nap and get to work on the blog- time to work!
8:30- Not happening- Levi is refusing his nap so I pick him up from his crib and we do some flash cards on the floor
9am- Finally get Levi to nap. My BFF calls, talk with her while trying to decide which times would work for me to take my real estate salesman course. A) Can I bring my baby? B) Do you have a nursing room NO and NO? Sign up for the 5:45pm-9:45pm course. That will be FUN!
9:30- Work on social media promotion for Messy Nest Mama- Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest. Then I start working on next weeks blog post- I create an outline first to get my thoughts together and then begin writing the article
10am- Levi is up from his nap, only got a few sentences for my blog post but he’s hungry so I nurse him then we head downstairs and I make breakfast while Levi watches from his high chair. We eat eggs for breakfast. I make 3- one for me, one for Levi, and one for the dog. I try to get Levi to eat some yogurt, but he’s not feeling it
10:30- Play time upstairs in Daddy’s man cave. It has carpet so it’s the perfect place for Levi to roll around, work on crawling without me having to worry about him busting his head open. I bring my laptop up and work on the blog post in between playing with Levi and stealing his kisses
11:40- Levi is down for his second nap of the day. I work on laundry and clean up the kitchen
12: 30- Levi is up from his nap so I nurse him, then he plays on his toy mat while I empty the dishwasher and catch up on emails
1:15- We head outside to play fetch with our dog, after we come in I check Levi’s temperature because he’s a little cranky. Temperature is good. Just a little Crankasaurus today.
2- Put Levi down for his last nap of the day then finish up the blog post and create graphics for the post.
3pm- Levi is up from his nap so we play with blocks. I build and he destroys!
3:30- I feed Levi his bottle. We went through a three month battle with him not taking the bottle so I make it a point to give him one every day so he doesn’t “forget” how to take one
4- We spend a little time soaking up the sunshine on our screened porch and play with some toys on the couch
5- I feed Levi his favorite “dinner”- oatmeal. I really don’t get how he likes this stuff so much- it’s so bland.
5:15- Daddy’s home! Levi plays with Daddy while I throw a quick dinner together- Meatball Sub Bake and salad
5:45- My husband and I give Levi a bath. We chat about our day. Levi loves to “swim” in the bath tub.
6- I nurse Levi while responding to Instagram comments from blog readers
6:30- We read books and it’s off to bed for Levi!
6:45- My husband and I eat dinner and watch an episode of Lost. That show is bananas- why did I love it so much back in the day?!
7- Work on a giveaway for the blog and plan a Lipsense Facebook party that I am hosting later in the week
8:30- Respond to blog comments, work on designing graphics for blog posts
And do it all over tomorrow! It’s a whirlwind WAHM schedule, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. I love being able to be home with my son and do what I love. Life is good for this WAHM! Crazy, but good!
Being a mom is a job – I truly believe it’s the hardest job you will ever have! What other job makes you feel guilty, sleep deprived, ready to tear out your hair, and full of love and happiness on a daily basis?
But for some ladies, being a mom is not enough. Some moms go back to working outside of the home and some start a side hustle that they can work from home. Others work for an outside company but are able to do their work from home. I am lucky enough to have three gigs that allow me to work from home. I am a blogger, Lipsense distributor and a real estate agent. If you are considering working from home while you have little kids, then this is the series for you! [Read more…]