A while back, a reader requested I do a “day in the life” type post about what I do on an average day as a work-at-home mom. As most of you probably know, blogging is not a full-time gig for me – more like my favorite hobby! I work 30 hours/week from home while also being Ezra’s sole caretaker during that time. Today I wanted to walk through my day with you, and share some of my organizational and time management tips for balancing work life and mom life at the same time.
This post was a little bit of a challenge to put together because honestly, my routine feels like it is CONSTANTLY changing. As is the way with parenthood, Ezra’s development, newfound skills and blossoming personality determine the trajectory of each day, and I adapt my routine accordingly. Since Ezra has been pretty consistent in his sleeping and eating patterns for about a month now, my routine hasn’t changed too much recently – and is the one I’m sharing today. Whether you do most of your work from home, or have kids at home or in daycare, I hope the following tips and insight into my routine can be beneficial and valuable for you!
My coffee is set to brew at 6am, while I’m upstairs still trying to wake up, turning on my computer, and clocking into work. I would LOVE to say I leisurely drink my coffee, wash my face, and give myself a minute to wake up, but in reality I try to get to work as quickly as possible so that I have enough time to get something done before Ezra wakes up. One amazing thing about my current job is that I was given flexibility to clock in and out as needed. I definitely don’t take advantage of this perk TOO much, but it’s nice to have that flexibility.