Some of my favorite blog posts to read are day-in-the-life
posts. I love to see how others manage
their day, especially when mine seems so crazy all the time! It is nice to see that I am not alone in that.
this isn’t a “most of the time this happens” day, this is straight up exactly
how our day went. I would love to hear
about your day in the comments below!
went off. I don’t normally wake up to an
alarm, I more often wake up on my own or by kids, but today I did. Somehow I was able to make it all the way downstairs with not one of my kids waking up. Brush teeth, make coffee.
woke up, and so I am back upstairs nursing her and trying to get her settled
again. Miraculously it works. It doesn’t always work, I would say 50% of
the time I can get her to go back to sleep, the other 50% she comes down and
plays in the living room.
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Bible reading and quiet time. I am
trying to read through the Bible this year, it has been a few years since I
have done that, and I am using the SheReadsTruth app on my phone. I also read the Proverb of the day. I spend some time writing out my prayers and
then fill in my to-do list in my Erin Condren Life Planner.
is awake at this point. Today, for some
reason, everyone is still in bed. I
thank my lucky stars and start writing my blog post for the day. I take some video – we are trying to do more videos these days, for ourselves and also the blog. I am on cup of coffee number 2!
still in bed, I think that perhaps my family has been teleported to another
dimension, because they are never in bed this late. I continue to go with it. I look through my Erin Condren Teacher Planner
which is where I write out my plans for each week. I gather up the books that I am planning on
using for the day and set them on my table for easy access.
comments because I don’t know what else I should be doing. My kids never stay in bed late, and while I
love it, and have been praying for them to sleep later, it is so outside of the
norm, and I don’t know what to do with the extra time!
is up now. The breakfast time
begins. They start with apples, then
oatmeal with bananas, then they want toast with blueberry jam. They are starving this morning, so I am
assuming they are all going through a growth spurt. While they play with Lucy, I jump in the
shower and get ready for the day.
typically start school now, but with the kids waking up so late, we don’t start
on time, instead the kids have a little free time, and we end up starting
Emma is reading the Discoverer’s Bible.
Christmas and has really been enjoying them.
Jack is reading Frog and Toad All Year. We move onto writing, both kids use Handwriting Without Tears, and both are almost done with their respective books, so
I need to make sure I order the next ones.
Emma will be doing cursive next, I can’t believe it! Then they move onto Math. Jack just started Singapore 1A and is
enjoying it, and Emma has about 5-6 weeks left of Singapore 2B. Jack loves Math, Emma does not. She doesn’t have trouble doing it, but doesn’t
want to sit down and actually do it.
We use the book lists from Sonlight. Jack is starting Core B and Emma is on Core D.
Jack is usually done with all of his school in about 30
minutes. He then goes to play with Lucy,
while I sit and work on anything Emma needs help with. Some days they will take a break between
reading and math to do Cosmic Kids Yoga and have a snack,
but we didn’t take a break today because we were running behind.
laundry, dishes, general picking up.
Nothing too complicated so I can stop when the kids need help.
done with the bulk of our schooling now, and the kids are off playing. Now is when I would typically put Lucy down
for a nap upstairs, but the neighbor is re-siding his house, and the bedroom is
on that side of the house, so instead I try to put her to sleep down on the couch
– surprisingly it works! Of course this
means I have to keep an eye on her so that she doesn’t roll off.
Lucy sleeps. We started having “rest
time” again while Lucy takes her afternoon nap.
I take this time to work on blog stuff as well as take time for myself
to read and/or knit. I realized taking
this time was really good for me, and helps to recharge me for the rest of the
day. I am finishing up The Lifegiving Home by Sally Clarkson and Sarah Clarkson. I really enjoyed it!
awake, so we start having a late lunch and snack. We also decide to make peanut butter blossom
cookies. The kids had a great time doing
this. My plan had been to make bread in
the morning, but with our late start, we didn’t have time, instead cookies!
Ingalls Wilder. I wanted to read it in
the winter, because our Maine winters are usually long and cold, and I wanted
to remember that they are never as long and cold as that winter was for Laura
and her family! Surprisingly this winter
doesn’t seem like it has been long or cold…so maybe the positive thinking has
worked! I am reading The
House on Pooh Corner for Jack, and he really enjoys it.
day, and that is nice.
home, and the kids are very excited because he is going to let them play Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. It is
one of our favorite games, and we downloaded it on our Wii. The kids don’t usually play video games at
our house (that is saved for Nana’s house), but Matt and I really love some of
the old Nintendo games…and the kids are getting a little older…so we may be
incorporating them a bit more!
are done with dinner by this point, but I am so behind on the entire day that I
am just figuring out that the chicken spaghetti I had planned to make was not
going to be done. Instead we opt for
bean burritos and green smoothies. This
is my fall back meal whenever I don’t get things together during the day. I’m kind of disappointed I used my fall back
meal on Monday…
the kids to bed. Lucy takes a while to
fall asleep tonight. It might have been
the cup of coffee I had in the afternoon.
Everyone is settled by 8pm though!
downstairs and start editing my DITL video.
Matt is watching a new show on Hulu called 11/22/63 by Stephen
King. He read the book a while ago and
was really excited that they made it into a show. We hang out a bit and chat and go over our
wired and not quite ready to sleep, so I look for new books on Kindle Unlimited
that I can read. Of course I don’t find
one, and instead download a bunch of samples, but it wears me out enough to
fall asleep. My alarm is set for 5am,
and I will start the day again!
day-in-the-life look like? I would love
to read about it! Please leave a link