A Day in the Life – As SAHM Mummy Blogger

A Day in the Life – As SAHM Mummy Blogger

I feel like I’m in limbo land a little, making the transition from working mum to stay-at-home-mum. Although this phase is not going to last long before I start the Digital Mums course. I wanted to capture it, take stock of it, and enjoy it. I feel lucky to be able to take this opportunity, and I am really enjoying the extra time that I am spending with my daughter. It feels like a different world to when I was racing off into London every day doing the juggle. Life is slower now, less stressful and more enjoyable. Here’s my day in the life as a stay-at-home-mum mummy blogger.

  • 6.15 am. Wake up and get up. I know that I might have an hour (ish) to get some chores done around the house before the little one wakes up. Or I will use this time to review my blog post going live that day, and make sure that it is tip top before being published at 7am.
  • 7 am. Blog post goes live. I’ll use the next 10 minutes or so to promote it on my Facebook and Instagram feed.
  • 7.30 am. Little one gets up, often a little dazed, giving me her bunny. We will then spend the next hour having breakfast, and a cup of tea. Often I’m running around doing chores in the background, like the washing and emptying the dishwasher.
  • 8.30 am. Get the little one dressed, and then spend time playing together with her toys. As the weather is lovely at the moment, we’ve been spending so much time in the garden. Or we will use this time to build towers, or play with Duplo in the living room.
  • 9.30 am. I tend to try and pop out for an hour, whether that’s too the shops, playgroup or to the park. I find that this really breaks the day, and gets us both of the house.
  • 10.30 am. Prepare lunch for the little one.
  • 11 am. Give the little one her lunch. This might seem really early to you. But, it’s the time she has it at nursery, and I try to stick to this routine as much as possible as she still goes for 2 days a week.
  • 11.45 am. Put the little one down for her daily nap.
  • 12 pm. Make lunch for myself and open the laptop. I have about 1.5 hours to get through as much blogging admin as I can. This time will be spent responding to emails, commenting, invoicing, scheduling, and working out what I am going to write about later in the day. I won’t use this time (or try not to) for social media as I can do this throughout the day.
  • 1.30 pm. The little one will have either woken up by now, or I will wake her up. The afternoon is a bit of a mixed bag on what we will do. It can be anything to popping out to the park, visiting friends, playing in the garden, playing in the house, drawing, painting, or doing jigsaws.  I tend to have the afternoon as a time for doing whatever we feel like doing. This week we’ve been spending our days playing in the paddling pool, as our daughter is obsessed with water, and will quite happily play in the pool for an hour or two.
  • 3 pm. Give the little one an afternoon stack. This is usually pitta bread with some fruit, or anything she fancies. She can eat all day, is a constant snacker, and is always demanding a biscuit.
  • 4 pm. I will try to prepare dinner for the evening if the little one will let me. I find that batch cooking meals are so much easier to prepare, as I can just chop everything up and leave it to do its thing.
  • 5.30 pm. The little one will have her dinner. This is either last nights leftovers, or one of the batch cooked meals I have for her in the freezer. I’ll team it up with either pasta, rice or a potato, plus some veggies.
  • 6 pm. Don’t judge me here, but we will spend this time watching the CBeebies bedtime hour or reading books. I try to limit her playing with toys right before bedtime, so that she can start to wind down.
  • 6.45 pm Run bath and bath time. As she loves water, this is an exciting time. Involving lots of splashing, and now swimming in the bath. My husband also tends to get home around now, and he will usually take over bath time whilst I prepare our dinner.
  • 7 pm. Story and bed time. We have our favourite books to read, usually ones that involve a bunny or Thomas the Tank Engine.
  • 7.15 pm. Bed time.
  • 7.30 pm. Asleep (hopefully)
  • 8 pm. My husband and I will then have our dinner, and catch up about the day. I’ll then tidy the kitchen, and whizz round the house doing a million things.
  • 9 pm. Write a blog post to go live in the morning.
  • 10.30 pm. Do my scheduling on Buffer for the next day.
  • 11 pm. Bed

That’s it! That’s my day in the life. In a month’s time once I start the Digital Mums course, who knows what my day will look like, a lot busier I can imagine, but in a good way.

How do you spend your day, I would love to hear?

Claire x

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26 Comments

  1. Heather Keet May 31, 2017 / 7:53 am

    And people think it’s easy, that the television is on all day! #fortheloveofBLOG

  2. Rabbit Ideas May 31, 2017 / 9:30 am

    Great to hear all the brilliant things you get up to all day- it is hard work but worth it! #fortheloveofBLOG

  3. Pamela May 31, 2017 / 9:35 am

    SO impressed you manage to fit in so much work with a tot at home – amazing!!! We’re in London too, in Notting Hill – where do you guys live? #fortheloveofBLOG

  4. The Tale of Mummyhood May 31, 2017 / 10:18 am

    It’s great to hear life is less stressful for you, enjoy! #fortheloveofBLOG

  5. Charlotte Stein May 31, 2017 / 5:49 pm

    CBeebies time is good for them and us! It’s hard fitting in work, social media and children! I’m not sure how my day works out with fitting it all in!

  6. Aleena May 31, 2017 / 6:51 pm

    Your day is literally a mirror of mine (on days I’m at home as I’m now back to work 3 days a week). We have lunch at 11:30 here, for exactly the same reason as you; I follow the nursery schedule as it’s less confusing! It’s only in the last couple of weeks that ‘ve got my lunchtime golden hour back, though! Being so young still, Wills has still been having a morning and afternoon nap, while Amelia naps at 12:15-ish. Just last week, Wills was lasting through until 12 and then sleeping for anything between 1-2 hours so I actually had some quiet time! I’m hoping for the same this week. enjoy the relative calm while you can haha! #fortheloveofBLOG
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  7. Jaki May 31, 2017 / 8:11 pm

    How lovely that you have this precious time with your little one. I hope it all works out for you and you enjoy the course. I have heard great things about it. #fortheloveofBLOG
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  8. MomOfTwoLittleGirls May 31, 2017 / 8:14 pm

    Sounds about right and normal to me. I really get upset when asked ‘what do you do all day’.
    Nothing, I sit on my bum and do nothing! Can’t you tell.
    #fortheloveofblog

  9. Dad June 1, 2017 / 4:53 am

    That looks like a pretty solid routine. You’re way more disciplined with you blog posting than I am.
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  10. Louise June 1, 2017 / 9:48 pm

    Wow, you’re super organised! I wish I could be this organised, my day is madness is comparison! #fortheloveofblog

  11. Susie/So Happy In Town June 1, 2017 / 10:09 pm

    I’m so impressed with how strict you are with your blogging posts while being so productive with quality time with your little one. Very impressed you discipline yourself to get out of bed an hour before to get things done. I’ve never been very good at that as I need and love my sleep! Sounds like you are really cherishing your time at home before your course starts, which is great as it’s such special time. #fortheloveofBLOG

  12. Helen June 2, 2017 / 8:22 am

    You sound so organised. Being a SAHM is great but you do have to get out to playgroups and play dates. My little one wakes at 6am ish. I have considered getting up a bit earlier to get some blogging done but I love my bed!! I tend to do a bit after breakfast before we get ready to do school run and then after our tea once kids are in bed x
    #fortheloveofblog

  13. Michelle Goodwin June 3, 2017 / 9:36 pm

    You’re so organised. I’m great for bedtime having a routine, but otherwise everything is kind of all over the place. I admire people who schedule so well #fortheloveofBLOG

  14. Mrs Mummy Harris June 6, 2017 / 9:58 pm

    I am so jealous of you and your transition! I really cant wait to be able to blog full time and spend more time at home with Ben. I think when i was on mat leave I was only blogging twice a week and where Ben was younger it was more full on, but now i have 3 posts, a weekly guest series and a linky to keep me on my toes so i wont get so bored! #fortheloveofblog
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