The One with A Day in the Life (On Amy's Blog)

Monday, October 7, 2013

I have a guest post over on Amy Tan(gerine)'s blog today! Want to know what a typical day in my life is like? It's pretty full and fun! Check it out HERE.

Here are the first few hours:

There are 24 hours in the day and I'm usually awake for 17 of those hours. I feel like from sunrise (usually before!) to sunset (usually after!) I'm go-go-go all day long. With two kids that keep me on my toes (Fox - age 3, Jane - age 1), a half time job working for Northridge Publishing, the American Crafts blog hostess/design team coordinator, a Garden Girl for, the occasional client work for Amy Tan herself :), and an etsy shop business on the side, every day I wonder how I'm going to get everything done that's on my plate. I decided to photo document and see where my time goes and exactly how/when I accomplish everything. Let's begin!

5:30am - my morning begins with a daily date with Jillian Michaels. I fell off the exercise/eat healthy bandwagon when we moved to Germany and quickly gained everything back that I had worked so hard to shred, and then some. So I'm back at it with a vengeance!
7:00am - after showering and getting ready for the day the kids wake up and I get them breakfast. Chris is out the door at 7:10am. After breakfast (some concoction of cereal, eggs, pop tarts, anything quick & easy), we play play play! I find that my kids are much happier if I fill their "bucket of needs" in the morning. If I try to get my own things done in the morning, they will whine and cry and have more tantrums. So I try to play with them for a couple of hours in the morning doing various activities like coloring, going on a walk (weather permitting), reading books, playing with toys, etc.
9:00am - Jane takes a nap for about an hour and a half in the morning. During that time I try to get some work done while Fox is still playing. A lot can be accomplished in an hour and a half!
11:00am - lunchtime. Cooking is my least favorite thing to do so don't expect anything fancy shmancy! I can cook any kind of pasta and microwave any kind of frozen food to perfection :)
11:15am - while the kids are still eating lunch I try to get a few things done like house or project repairs, unloading the dishes, vacuuming, mopping, etc.
Check out the rest of my day on Amy's blog!


  1. How exciting! Off to check out the post on Amy's blog!!!!

  2. You sure are busy! You blow me away with how much you can accomplish!


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