I have friends constantly asking me… How do you do it all? Then they go into saying, I can barely keep up with the one child I have. I don’t see how you do it with four children. Let me show you how a day in my life goes as a: stay at home / work at home / sports mom. You’ll find I have days where somethings got to give.
6:30 am – alarm clock goes off… I hit snooze and repeat this step continuously until about 6:45 am where I finally drag my butt out of bed to wake the kids up.
Climb back into bed…
7:05 am – alarm clock goes off… hit snooze again. It’s my reminder to yell at the kids to make sure they are in shower.
7:15 am – alarm clock goes off again.. this is about the time I’m dreading getting up from my comfy bed. I finally turn my alarm clock off and get out of bed. I make sure the kids are getting dress and headed down for breakfast.
7:20 – 7:50 am – I jump into the shower, get dressed and head down stairs.
7:50 am – I make the kids lunch for school.
8:00 am – We head on out the door and on our way to school.
8:30 am – I’m back home, I grab some coffee and by 8:55 am – I’m out the door again.
9:05 am – arrive at the church, today happens to be MOPs.. (I volunteer as a Mentor Mom) until about 12:20 pm.
12:30 pm arrive home.
12:30-1:00 pm lunch.
1:00 -3:00 pm work on the website, catch up on business emails and social media.
3:00 pm – pick the kids up from school.
3:30 pm – arrive home, feed the kids a snack, have them dress for baseball.
4:25 pm – arrive at the baseball field. (We are 10 minutes late)
By 7:30 pm – the baseball game is over and we’re all hungry. I’m exhausted. I failed to make dinner ahead of time and the thought of having to do dishes is even more exhausting.
7:30 pm – we are grabbing dinner at McDonalds and heading home. You’re probably wondering why McDonalds? McDonalds happens to be the perfect ‘treat’ for us. There’s no fuss, I know my kids won’t complain and on those days when I am watching what I am eating. I know I can get several healthier options on their menu that are under 400 calories or less.
By 8:00 pm – we are done eating. Kids are doing their homework and getting cleaned up before bed.
9:00 pm – kids are in bed and I’m finishing up my bible study homework for the next day.
9:40 pm – back on the computer, working on the website until about 11pm sometimes 12am before I finally hit the hay.
Days like this are exhausting and it’s OK to know your limits and get some help. For me, it was dinner and dishes — McDonald’s style 😉