Today we’ve got Jill sharing about her busy day as a work at home homeschooling Mom! If you’ve missed any of our ongoing series “A Day in the Life of Another Mom” take a peak and read back. Isn’t it great to be a fly on the wall of someone else’s kitchen wall and see that we ALL have days like that!
5:00am – Time to wake up (this is my normal wake up time Monday-Friday. Since my hubby has an hour commute to get into work we both wake up nice and early to get him out the door in the mornings.)
5:15am - I enjoy a nice big cup of coffee (coffee is essential every morning in my favorite coffee cup that I have had for over 5 years, love that Eeyore) and we feed and wake up our 4 dogs Gus Gus, Daisy, Captain Jack Sparrow, and our puppy Jessie.
5:30am - I hop online to respond to emails, interact on social media platforms, and set up some of my goals and Pinterest pins for the day while watching the news before the kids wake up.
5:45am – Shortly after my hubby leaves for work I squeeze in what I like to call a “Super Mom” shower (5 minutes or less) and then get dressed for the day. Next, I head back to responding to emails and setting up my work day.
7:30am – Beck and Elizabeth just woke up, they take the puppy potty again. After I get them a quick breakfast which today happens to be waffles and honeydew melon (thank goodness for my meal planner) and grab another cup of coffee, I get the first load of wash going in the washing machine.
8:00am – I vacuum the entire house. I vacuum daily since we live very rural we get tons of dirt and debris going in and out of the house. Plus, with 4 dogs and homeschooling the floors and carpets take a beating every day. While I vacuum the house the kids do their morning chores (wiping down bathroom counters, emptying trash cans, picking up the dog droppings in the dog run, taking the trash out to the dumpster, and sweeping the front porch).
8:30am – I put the load of wash out on the clothesline. We walk several of the dogs around our property before it gets hot outside. This can be a challenge at the moment since we are leash training our puppy.
9:00am – The kids head outside to play on the playground and then proceed to head down to our creek. I hop on to the computer to respond to emails and check social media again. Today I got to make a few business phone calls since the house is quiet at the moment (which is rare with 2 children and 4 dogs).
9:20am – I begin working on editing my upcoming History Rocks curriculum.
10:30am – The kids come in for a drink and quick snack. I check my cleaning schedule and see that today’s room to clean is the family room. We clean the family room for the week.
11:00am – The kids have already taken off to go play outside. I get back to work and am now working on an Early Learning Princess Preschool Pack.
12:00pm – Lunch time for both the kids and our puppy. After lunch we take a short walk around the property to exercise our 2 youngest dogs (Captain Jack Sparrow and Jessie).
4:30pm – The kids are done with their lessons for the day. We play with the dogs before the kids get on their swimsuits.
5:45pm – My hubby arrives home from work. He hops into the pool for 20 minutes with the kids. Then the kids head off to shower while I make dinner and feed the dogs their dinner.
6:30pm – Family dinner at the table. My hubby and I always stress family dinners to make sure that we all reconnect.
7:15pm – After cleaning up the kitchen the kids have a bedtime story with Dad. Then they hop upstairs to bed to read a book before dozing off to sleep. I hop back onto the computer to respond to emails and check social media, continue working on my Early Learning Princess Pack and write an article for a fellow blogger. Then I work for half an hour on editing my upcoming e-book.
9:30pm – Time to watch a show with my hubby (which tonight happens to be Defiance).
10:30pm – Off to sleep to start the day all over again tomorrow.