Day in the Life

I’m a sucker for “Day in the life” posts. 😍 I love to read about how people spend their days (I also like to know what women carry in their bags, what kind of floor plan is in their homes, what they like about the cars they drive, what songs are on their playlists, etc… I like to think I’m curious; my husband would probably call me “nosy”).

Today I’m sharing what a typical day in my life looks like. Because I work outside the home a few days a week and stay home two days a week, my schedule varies a little.

MORNING (rise and shine)

  • Monday – a school day. My phone alarm goes off at 6:20am.
  • I am not a morning person. I’ve gotten better in the last few years, but I still hate getting out of bed in the morning. I need a solid 30 minutes of being awake before I can actually convince myself to stand upright. I have seriously considered moving the Keurig to the nightstand next to my bed.
  • My 3rd grader, Boston, and 5th grader, Sophia, are up without alarm clocks between 6:30-6:45. They get dressed, brush their teeth, fix their hair, feed the dog and let him out, and my son will make himself a bowl of cereal (my daughter doesn’t like breakfast and typically only eats it if I force her). I know how lucky I am to have kids who do all of these tasks unprompted! I think they are motivated by the fact that, once they’ve done everything, they can have a few minutes on their iPads. 
  • I wake the baby as I change and dress him. He’s not a morning person either, especially on school days for some reason. Sometimes he stays asleep when I transfer him to the car. If he wakes up on his own, my daughter often helps by getting him changed and dressed while I pack lunches. Lincoln is very fortunate to have kind, helpful, patient siblings who love interacting with him.
  • Drop the big kids at school and then head to my office in Derby, where my sitter meets me to take my little one for the day.
  • **If it’s a Tuesday, I would return home after taking the kids to school. I’d hit the treadmill in the basement while Lincoln eats breakfast and plays around me. Then I’d spend some time working on the computer, put him down for a nap around 12:30 and use that time to shower/clean the kitchen/pick up toys/put away laundry).**

AFTERNOON (just keep swimming)

  • I meet my sitter at 2:45, go over Lincoln’s day with her, and head to the school to pick the kids up at 3:30. They go to a parochial school, so buses are not an option (lucky them – I rode buses for many years going to public school as a kid! Also – lucky me; they wear uniforms!).
  • Home by 4:00 and the first thing we do is get homework out of the way. The kids have a snack and lay all of their homework out on the kitchen table, and I sign their agendas once their work is completed.
  • A few days of the week (Mondays included), my son has soccer practice or baseball practice for an hour and a half. He and my husband will head to practice and I will either stay home with the other two or we will run errands. Sometimes I’ll swing by practice for a few minutes to watch. If it’s a dance night, I’ll take Sophia while Brian stays home with the boys.

EVENING (tired. So tired.)

  • Dinner on nights when the kids have practice is usually something quick and easy, or we’ll pick something up. They shower and get in bed by 9:00 (earlier in the winter).
  • If I’m feeling motivated, I might clean up the kitchen again and pack the kids’ lunches for the following day. Normally I don’t do either of those things until the next morning; this definitely depends on how tired I am!
  • My phone tells me to get ready for bed at 9:45pm. Realistically, I’m in bed around 10:30 and mentally prepping for the day ahead.

That’s it!! A typical day in the life of a part-time working wife, attempting to exercise a few days a week, keeping up with two blogs, doing occasional photography, and being a soccer mom/baseball mom, dance mom, toddler mom, and dog mom!


I would love to hear about a day in your life!! Do share in the comments below (or link to it if you’ve written about it online)!

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15 Comments

  • Reply
    Zuzana
    September 7, 2017 at 9:38 am

    Wow, what a lovely day you had. So inspiring and your kids are so cute.

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    Emma @ theweekendabroad.com
    September 7, 2017 at 9:45 am

    I always admire moms so much and all you do! Thanks so for sharing, Lisa! Your kids & dog are also adorable <3

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    Sarah
    September 7, 2017 at 10:19 am

    I’m tired just reading this.
    I miss the days where naps were forced upon us.

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      lisa lately
      September 7, 2017 at 11:01 am

      Why are we forced to nap when we need it the least?! I would like scheduled daily naps now when I need it the most.

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    Kelly
    September 7, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    Dang girl! You’re a busy lady. I, too, am not a morning person. I should write about a day in the life… you’ve just given me some inspiration! But really… let’s be honest here… I’d just say “JUST TRYING TO SURVIVE THE DAY!” haha You’re the best. Your kids are the best. And I LOVE YOU!

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      lisa lately
      September 7, 2017 at 10:45 pm

      I’d love to read your day in the life!! I can only imagine how exhausting it must be with your cute crew! The very thought makes me tired. 😴 Love you more!! πŸ’™πŸ’—πŸ’—

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    Meli
    September 8, 2017 at 11:36 am

    What a busy lady you are! I couldn’t even imagine how tired I would be after a day like that! Good on ya mama! xxx

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    Marta Rivera
    September 8, 2017 at 11:47 am

    I’m also not a morning person. In fact, I can’t remember the last time I actually woke up when my alarm went off! LOL!!!

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    Kimberly
    September 8, 2017 at 12:30 pm

    What a lovely look into your day. I think moms are amazing. We all do so much! Keep doing the beautiful job you do!

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    Sheila Schweiger-Rhodes
    September 8, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    Hello! Let’s hear it for those who are not morning people by choice! I don’t have children at home anymore, but here is my typical day.
    7:30 AM Alarm goes off and my morning devotion
    8:00 AM Shower and Breakfast
    9:00-11:30 AM Social Media, Writing
    11:30-12:30: Whatever housework needs to be done ( laundry, vac, dusting)
    12:30-2:00: Lunch & Appointments (Coaching)
    2:30-4:00 PM: Writing, Graphics, Follow-Up Phone Calls
    4:00-5:00 Exercise
    5:00-6:00 PM Dinner Prep
    6:15: Pick Up Hubs from Transit Station
    6:30-7:00: Pm Dinner
    7:00-7:30: Clean-Up
    7:30-9:00 PM: Hubs Time ( He goes to bed earlier because he gets up earlier)
    9:00-11:00: Planning for Coaching Meetings & Blog
    11:15: BED
    I try to have all my work completed by Thursday night so we can enjoy our weekend πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing your day!

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      lisa lately
      September 8, 2017 at 4:18 pm

      Sounds like a busy day! I love that you set aside “Hubs time”! πŸ™‚

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    Crystal // Dreams, etc.
    September 9, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    This was a fun post to read! I love seeing what someone’s day is like too.

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    Ronda
    September 11, 2017 at 8:10 pm

    I honestly don’t know when I worked harder when I stayed home or now working a full time job. Both were and is still exhausting but I wouldn’t change anything about it. Being busy is good. You are a wonderful mother and you and Brian make a great team! I love reading your blogs!

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      lisa lately
      September 11, 2017 at 8:21 pm

      If anyone knows how to stay busy, it’s you! πŸ™‚ Thanks for your comments, Ronda. Your encouragement is the best! Love you!!

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    Shani | Sunshine & Munchkins
    September 11, 2017 at 10:36 pm

    I’m still trying to get a better routine put together for my day. My oldest started kindergarten (1/2 day) and so getting up and out the door every morning has been an adjustment, but we’re slowly getting it figured out, haha.

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