A Day in the Life of a Stay at Home Mom

A day in my life.

I spend most of my days trying to keep this little child beast alive. You wouldn't believe how difficult that task can be.... unless you're a mom or you babysit regularly.

No matter how much I "baby proof" I can guarantee that at least 10 things go in her mouth that shouldn't. Some days there is probably more than 10 and I'm sure there are days where it's less. The lesser days are probably when my mom is watching her and she doesn't tell me if it happens.

My sweet angel wakes up around 7:30am. I don't typically get up before she does but I aspire to be that mom one day. I usually jump out of bed when I hear her babbling away and head to the bathroom to brush my teeth. Then I throw some dry shampoo in my hair and put on a bra. Occasionally I will change out of pajamas and into lounge wear or as fancy people call it "athleisure wear". Whatever you call it, it's leggings and a shirt!

Then I bring her downstairs to play while I start a pot of coffee and make her breakfast. A typical breakfast for her is either oatmeal or eggs. Then I give her pears, yogurt bites or cheerios for her to practice fine motor skills and feeding herself. Then I finally sit down to drink a cup of coffee... just kidding I sit down to play with the baby while carrying around a cup of coffee that I will reheat at least 3-4 times before I get to drink it.

I can't believe how fast these days are going, so yes I could just let her play by herself while I drink my coffee hot but I already blinked and she is turning one at the end of this week. I wish I could freeze time just for a little bit. But I haven't figured out how to do that yet so I'll take entirely way to many photos of this sweet girl until I do. I don't want to miss a thing. I literally have to unload my pictures into google photos at least every couple days.

Then around 10:30 or 11ish she starts getting fussy and following me around the house saying "momma momma" pretty much until I ask if she wants a "bubba" and then she doesn't stop saying "bubba bubba" until I make it. Which you would think after a year I would be able to do this fast as lightening but it never seems to be fast enough for her. Now it's time for a nap a.k.a. shower time for mommy.

While she's napping is pretty much the only time I get anything done during the day. I start by cleaning up the disaster she left in my house from the couple hours she was awake. I'm not sure what it is but apparently the "feng shui" in my house is all wrong and she is determined to fix it. Then I decide whether I want to work out, shower, go grocery shopping or do laundry during this nap time. For some reason it's never long enough to do more than 2 of these, so I must choose wisely.

Girlie is up by 1:30pm at the latest and it's time for lunch. Lunches for her are usually pretty easy. I've been giving her those gerber toddler meal trays or making my own version that is similar. It usually consists of chicken, veggies and rice or some pasta. She hasn't been big into pasta with red sauce so whenever I try to give her that I end up having to make something else. I need to just give her what I know she likes and call it a day. Those "mom-shamers" will probably be all over this but I don't have time for that.

We go back to playing/ rearranging the kitchen and roughly 2 hours later we continue with the same pattern, except that she has been boycotting her 2nd nap most days so this makes for an interesting afternoon after her 2nd bottle. Whether we nap or don't nap, it's back to playing until Anthony comes out of his office for the night.

The hardest time is definitely around dinner. One of us ends up cooking while the other distracts the cranky baby. Deciding whether or not putting her down for a nap at 6pm is a good idea or something we want to risk. Some days we flip a coin. Add in letting the dog in and out 45 times a day and that's pretty much how it goes.

Even though the days are long and I always feel like I didn't "accomplish" anything, I wouldn't trade this for the world.


  1. I am right there with you on this! I’m a new stay at home mama of 2, and I’m definitely adjusting to how BUSY these days actually are. Many people aren’t aware that it’s not all cuddles and smiles. Far from it actually. But you are SO right in that these days go by so quickly and we just need to savor the moments while they’re still so little!

    1. The days can definitely be really hard but I've been trying to embrace all the chaos and enjoy it!


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