Being a stay-at-home mom is something I treasure. Sure, it has its challenges, but nothing can replace the fact that I get to be with my baby while he grows!
Prior to having my little guy, I would often dream about what it would be like to be at home all day with my children. For that reason, I thought I’d give you guys a glimpse of what a day in the life of a stay-at-home mom looks like. Now of course this isn’t the same for every mom at home; we all have different ways of doing things. Also, it’s important to note that not every day looks like the one I am going to lay out for you. Nonetheless, it’s fun to take a peek inside someone else’s routine 😊
Are you ready?!
5:30am – This is my “me-time” during the day. I go downstairs to our at-home workout space and get in a one hour sweat session. I also use this time to say my prayers for the day.
6:30am – I put on some makeup and do my hair. Even though I’m usually at home, making myself feel presentable usually motivates me to be more productive. It gives me a mood boost for the day.
7:00am – My son usually wakes up around this time. At this point of the morning my husband and I make breakfast and spend time with our little guy. I also take this time to read my morning scriptures.
8:00am – Dad is off to work, and I check my social media platforms and email. I also look at my dayplanner to see what I have scheduled for that day. If I don’t write it down, I will forget- even something as simple as laundry 🙈
9:30am – Time for our second breakfast. Little man has oatmeal and I usually eat cereal.
10:00am – We switch up our play area and go downstairs for some new scenery. Once it becomes summer, we will probably head outside at this time instead.
11:00am – It’s “The Wiggles” time. We sit in bed and watch some episodes of my little guy’s favourite show.
12:00pm – Lunch time.
12:45pm – I lay little man down for his nap. It usually takes him 10-15 mins to fall asleep.
1-3pm – His naps usually go for about 2 hours in length, so this is the time I take to catch up on things in my wellness business. I will prepare Instagram content, record a podcast episode, work on my clients’ programs or meet with a client for a check-in or a live workout. Basically these 2 hours are my “power hour”, and I try to get as much as I can done. If the house needs a good clean, I will also try to fit that in. However, usually the weekends are a good time for that since my husband is more likely to be home to play with my son while I clean.
3:30pm – Snack time, and if it’s nice out, outside we go. If not, we play whatever little man seems to be drawn to.
4:30pm – I start to prepare supper. This is usually another Wiggles moment so that I can focus on what I’m doing.
5:30pm – We never eat at an exact time because my husband gets home at different times, but we usually try to shoot for this hour.
6:00pm – We play together as a family. However, in busy seasons this can look differently. My husband might be working in the evening, or I might catch up on something for my business.
7:00pm – Bath time for little man. We also read books and brush teeth.
8:00pm- Baby is in bed, and momma gets a bath.
8:30pm – Snack and time with my husband. Usually we put on a movie or watch Youtube videos together.
9:00pm – Read devotionals and get ready for sleep.
9:30pm – Eyes close and the day is done.
Of course, it’s not a perfect science, but this is what a typical day looks like for us (during the week anyway). Being a stay-at-home mom can be lonely sometimes, so make sure to find things that bring you joy, and ways that you can connect with other people. They say it takes a village to raise a family!
You are doing a great job, momma! Your baby is so blessed to have you!
I would love to know your routine! Be sure to leave it in the comments below 💙
Cheering you on, friend!
- Jess 🙂