It’s that time of the week… “hump”day!
Many of you guys enjoyed my previous “day in the life of“ post with my toddler during the summer, that I decided to do a “fall edition.”
My schedule has drastically changed from then to now. I am down to working mainly two days a week. I’ll also be sharing my routine a bit more, AS WELL AS Sammy’s.
5:30am: Mommy went to workout early! I sipped some coffee after at Starbucks, did some blog work and reading.7:00am: Good morning Sammy 🙂
After a few minutes of “good mornings” and cuddles, it’s time for a quick diaper change. We let her run around and play for a bit before she gets her breakfast.
7:15am: Breakfast! She requested the fruit so I added half of a sprouted grain bagel w/ almond butter and milk on the side. 7:30am: Dada says goodbye and leaves for work.
7:45am: Once Sammy is done with breakfast, I get her cleaned up, her teeth brush and change her outfit depending on where we plan to head out for the day; today is an errand day!
8:00am: Independent Play. I swapped the independent and structured play; it just seemed to work better this way. [I set the stove timer for 30 minutes.]
During this time, I’ll clean the kitchen, open all the windows, make a to-do list and get myself ready for the day.8:30am: Structured Activity: This can be anything; whether it’s a craft, flash cards (Dollar Tree) or stickers. As long as it’s something we are both doing together.9:30am: Mini Snack and Play. I cut her snack size mid-morning so she eats more lunch (it’s been helping). It’s usually a piece of fruit or some crackers. I snacked on some Snapea crisps [and put the laundry in] before we headed to the supermarket; I’m obsessed!
11:45am: Lunchtime! I make sure to come back home around this time to get Sammy some lunch and some for myself too (I had a veggie burger).We did a “snack-y” lunch with Late July peanut butter crackers, apple, Snapeas, raisins and a Stonyfield yogurt pouch.
During her naps, I’ll check on the laundry and get the living and bedroom cleaned up. I try to be productive for half of her nap, then get rest; either reading or watch some “DIY” YouTube videos.
2:45pm: And she’s up… she usually needs a diaper change and I’ll get her a light snack to hold her until dinner. She’ll then play or read after.
3:45pm: It was so nice out later in the day that we went to the park. Mom had a snack while the toddler played. I’ve been in love with these bars; they satisfy my cookie cravings.5:00pm: After the park, we headed back home. I washed up her hands and got her comfy. She watched Trolls for about half an hour while I got dinner ready.
5:45pm: Dinner is usually the toughest meal of the day. It’s hit or miss! Today she had a couple of potato smiles, nuggets, apple slices (rest of the apple from snack she didn’t finish), carrots and raisins. Once she is done with dinner, I let her play for a bit before her bath.
6:30pm: Bath time!7:00pm: Quiet time begins.I’ll let her read some of her books [plus we’ll read one together] and she’ll have some warm milk. We do a quick teeth brushing after before “officially” tucking into bed.
7:45pm: Bedtime! I’ll spruce up the home then relax for the rest of the evening while I wait for Pat to come home from work. I absolutely love my desk after de-cluttering it and jazzing it up for Fall.
11:00pm: Bedtime for mama… oome days I fall asleep earlier just because being pregnant with a toddler is quite exhausting!
That’s a wrap on this “day in the life of” of mommy and toddler! Her schedule* is not always perfect, but we try to have a routine of some sort to get us through the day.
*Note: we don’t follow a particular “schedule” on Mondays, Saturdays (aka family days) or Playschool days.