SAHMs and WAHMs all need a routine that works for them. Now that I have started my own business right at home, it is crucial to optimize the time that I have while my babies are napping or independently playing. Continue reading to crush your daily goals and still have time to meal prep.
I’m sure you’re thinking, wait what business?
Blogging has turned my world upside down and I absolutely love it. The network of other bloggers around the world is amazing. I love doing all the tasks that come with blogging; photography, photo editing, writing, social media management. It has all become a creative outlet for me.
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So I’m turning myself in to a small business.
I have added a few clients in to my schedule and they are so awesome. They each have their own fun personality and it is amazing what I learn every day. I’ve entered the world of personal style all the way to Whole 30 recipes.
With that being said, being a stay at home mom and adding work in to the mix has been a little overwhelming. My blog took a backseat for a minute but I think 2018 is going to knock itself out of the park.
I put together a little routine that Oliver and I have just about every day, and I’m hoping this helps other WAHMs stay on top of their work load but continue putting a smile on their babies face.
7:30am – Oliver wakes up around this time, I grab my coffee and let him watch Little Einsteins so I can check a few emails and get updated.
8:30am – Breakfast for Oliver and myself, I get a few more minutes to make a list and see what needs to be done for my clients that day.
9:00am – Get in the shower (if I’m feeling motivated) and let Oliver have some independent playtime.
9:30-11:30am – I try to utilize this time to run errands or do a fun activity with Oliver. Basically, I do my best to run out quick and avoid that damn car nap.
12:00pm – Oliver goes down for a nap by noon every day. Some days we try to do lunch before hand but he usually just snacks all morning so he’s fine.
12:00-3:00pm – If I get really lucky this is when majority of my phone calls with clients take place. Some days are tricky because of the time difference, but we make it work. If I don’t have any scheduled phone calls then I take this time to schedule out their social media, update blog posts, brainstorm content for their blogs etc.
3:00pm-5:00pm – Once Oliver wakes from his nap I spend some time with him, grab a snack, run an extra errand or play in the toy loft. I try my best to keep my phone out of sight so Oliver has my attention.
5:00-7:00pm – This is usually our dinner/meal prep. Dan has been home by 4pm lately so he’ll take over on dad-duties for Oliver so I can get some dinner together. Once he finishes dinner we do bath and then bedtime by 7pm.
7:00-10:00pm – I know the worst thing to do is use technology before bed but majority of my creative juices are pumping around this time. I finish up emails and take care of any photos that need to be done.
So there you have it. A day in the life! Ha!
Some days are structured, while others just turn to shit because I’m exhausted or Oliver is in a funk. We make it work, and this is what makes me happy. I get the best of both worlds and I couldn’t ask for anything more!