I have had several requests to do a new updated Day in My Life post. I always love seeing how others spend their days and manage their time. This is a fairly typical weekday during the school year.
6:15- alarm goes off. I rarely press snooze I just get out of bed. I always immediately get up and brush my teeth. I hate stank morning breath. Then I walk to Sterling’s room and start waking him. Sometimes he pops right up other days it is a struggle. We usually try and lay out his clothes the night before so there is no discussion what he will wear. He can be super picky so this helps save some time.
6:30-7 I boil water for my lemon water. I drink this first thing every morning. For the past month I have been adding in a scoop of Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides. It is great for your hair and skin and the protein helps keep me full.
Then I pack the kid’s lunches and fix them breakfast. They usually eat waffles, yogurt or cereal in the morning- quick easy foods. This is the Sugarbooger Bento lunch box I mentioned on my amazon post.
During this hour I take Sterling to school. Come back home and get Frances dressed. Then I finish up my blog post for the day if there is anything left to be done. I get dressed for the gym, put on make-up and make coffee. I bought this Nespresso 3 years ago after Christmas and still love it- it is on sale HERE
Then I make my breakfast. I try and do eggs for protein but if I am burned out on eggs I will do a banana with Almond Butter. Two recent breakfast favorites:
Sauteed Kale and Spinach + cherry tomatoes+ feta + 1 hard boiled egg + Morning Star Veggie Patty
Tabbouleh + 1 scoop of hummus + 1 hard boiled egg + bacon
8:30-9:30 workout. 2 days a week I do an hour barre class and this week I just started the BBG program which I do at home the other days.
If I workout from home I get a quick shower and change clothes before I take Frances to school. A typical outfit is usually a tee shirt and jeans:)
9:30-12;30 After the gym I always hit up starbucks. There is a drive through Starbucks right beside my gym, which is bad news. I usually get a green tea latte or green tea- both unsweetened. Then I drop Frances off at school at 9:45. During the next 3 hours I usually run errands. I hit up the grocery store most days, I try and do it while I am kid free. I am not the best about meal planning. I usually just decide that day what I want to cook for dinner. This week other errands included an oil change, picking up a few items for my BBG program, taking a load of stuff to Goodwill etc. I also schedule all my blog related meetings and doctors appointments during this time period. During this time I am often checking emails and working while on the go.
After my errands I usually come home and fix lunch. I usually eat lunch out one day a week but the other days I try and eat at home. Two recent lunches on repeat lately.
Lettuce + cheddar cheese + hummus + turkey + whole grain mustard | Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Quinoa and Brussels Kale
Kale Greek Salad with Farro + Hummus
I have a little less than 2 hours in between when I pick up Frances from school and Sterling. At Frances Moon’s school there is a playground we usually stop at after school and play for a bit.
I try to spend a little one on one time with Frances during this time. We like to get frozen yogurt and ice cream and sometimes hit up the library.
aka the longest part of the day – haha. I pick Sterling up from school at 2:30. He often brings a friend home with him or plays with the neighborhood kids. I try to get the kids to do activities outside. We live less than a mile from this beach and walk there often.
Around 4:30 I will start prepping dinner. Sometimes the kids are playing and sometimes I let them turn on the TV and chill so I can cook. A sample dinner from last week. I always cook the same thing for me and the kids sometimes I just serve theirs in a different way. I had Salmon + salad.
I served the kids : roasted salmon + squash casserole + roasted broccolini + peaches.
6-7 Homework + Bath. Did I mention I hate homework?? Sterling has so much homework and it is like pulling teeth to get him to sit down and do it all.
If Sterling gets his homework done we all sit down and watch a show. The kids have really been into Fuller House lately. I love this time because they both argue about who gets to sit in my lap and snuggle with me. I will so sad when these snuggle days are over.
7-8 I read a book to Frances and then listen to Sterling read to me. We brush teeth, say prayers and lights out. Then for the next 30 minutes to an hour someone asks me for something: they want water, need to pee, or has an important question that needs to be answered now or someone is scared. Bedtime is never ending!
This is when I sit down and chill and work on my blog. I usually have a glass of wine. I have also been into Netflix. I just finished Game of Thrones which I loved and now I am watching The Walking Dead. This Malbec from Total wine was a recent favorite. Before bed I always wash my face and then write a to-do list for the next day. Then I lay in bed and think about everything I did wrong as a parent that day-haha.