Tuesday, December 13, 2011

A day in the life of a working mom: Pre Tax Season

Things have been crazy in the Millikan household. Between work, making/selling bows, the holidays, things have been completely packed!

I figured now would be a great time to list my daily schedule now that I'm a working mom. And I HAVE to be on some type of schedule to stay sane, so here it is.... A weekday in the life of a working mom:

5:30am Alarm goes off, and I wake up baby to eat
5:30am-6:00am Sophia eats
6:00am-6:45am Sophia goes back to her crib to rest/play, while I get dressed and do my hair/make-up
6:45am-7:00am Me/my husband (Ian) changes Sophia's diaper, dresses her in something acceptable (this step gets skipped if we run out of time...pj's at grandmas is alright attire! :)
7:00am-7:15am I wash and sterilize bottles/pump parts and pack up my Medela Pump in Style bag, packing an ice bag in a cooler.
7:15am-7:30am Drop Sophia off
7:30am-8:00am Ian and I carpool to work downtown.
8:00am-5:00pm WORK
5:00pm-5:45pm Ian and I drive home
5:45pm-6:00pm Pick up Sophia
6:00pm-6:30pm Hang out at home, relax, grab a snack
6:30pm feed dogs
6:30pm- Check work e-mail
7:00pm- feed Sophia oatmeal and her veggie of the day (see picture)
7:00pm-7:45pm Sophia naps while I cook dinner for Ian and I
7:45pm-8:00pm Ian and I eat,while Sophia wakes up and plays
8:00pm-8:30pm I shower while Ian does tummy time with Sophia
8:30pm diaper change and play time with Sophia
9:00pm- put Sophia down to bed (Ian showers)
9:00pm-10:00pm TV watching time/cleaning up the living room/house
10:00pm-10:15pm wash and sterilize some pump parts
10:15-10:30 pump before bed
10:30pm-5:30pm Sleep


This will be my schedule until January 15th, and then it will be completely different, as instead of 40-45 hours a week, I will be working 50-65 hours a week. I'll be sure to post that once I work out the kinks....

Being a working mom is stressful, hard and BUSY, but I wouldn't change it for the world! My career and my daughter keep me motivated to wake up and repeat this schedule day after day.

And, when I feel exhausted from a long day, I get to come home to this....


1 comment:

Amber said...

Wow you are a busy Mama!

I tagged you in post :)


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