A Day in the Life of a Working Mom Blogger

Thank you to Wendy's for sponsoring this post. As always, the text and opinions are 100% mine.

One of the questions I get a lot from people is, “How do you do it all?” While I’d like to say that I am a superhero, the reality is I am not. I just commit 100% of myself to the day and try to get as much done as possible.

Many of you know that along with running this blog as a business, I teach part time, 5 days a week in the afternoons. Oh, and I’m a mom. It’s a lot to juggle throughout the day, but I prioritize and just GO GO GO!

I’ve done a couple of these types of posts in the past, but I’m back today for another one to show you what a typical day in my life looks like. I tried to have fun creatively taking photos and focus this post more about what days look like in general for me. I had a lot of fun putting this post together, and I hope you all enjoy it!

A Day in the Life of a Working Mom Blogger

8:00 a.m. Daddy is already off to work (or he’s working from home in the office upstairs). Most of us are up and at ’em at this point. Girls are dressed and eating breakfast and I’m trying to feel human by drinking as much coffee as possible. Caffeine, do your thing.

9:00 a.m. Lunches and backpacks are packed up and ready to go. I get the girls’ shoes on and try to get them out the door. This takes at least ten minutes.

9:30 a.m. School drop off. The girls go to a Mother’s Day Out program five days a week. I drop them off and a babysitter brings them home until either myself or Greg gets home from work. This schedule works great for us so we don’t have to have the girls in a full-time daycare situation (saves a lot of money).

10:00 a.m. I begin my blog work. I have a few hours to myself each morning and I try to make them count as much as I can. I hit the ground running as soon as I get home from drop off, and hustle my tail off.

11:00 a.m. By this point, I try to answer emails, take photos for upcoming posts / Instagram posts, compose drafts, and interact on social media.

11:45 a.m. I am so focused and spend all this time working, and most of the time I forget to eat. It’s important for me to stay healthy, and when I’m in a hurry, I tend to grab things that may not be the best for me. Many times, I’ll pick something up on my way to work, and I didn’t think there were that many fast healthy choices on the way.

But I was wrong! Wendy’s recently gave me the opportunity to try their new Fresh Mozzarella Chicken Salad, which is available this summer season for a limited time. I had totally forgotten about Wendy’s, and it is so convenient on the way to work. I have to say, I am impressed by not only the healthy choices they have for a quick lunch (so many delicious salad choices!), I am in love with this salad! It has pieces of fresh mozzarella, marinated grilled chicken breast, grape tomatoes, seasoned croutons, a drizzle of basil creamy pesto, and served with a balsamic vinaigrette dressing.

I am so thankful I found an exciting and delicious healthy lunch option for me to grab on the way to work. I highly recommend you grab one for yourself!

12:30-4:00 p.m. Time to zip over to work! These are the hours I’m at my teaching job for. I am busy with a whole new set of responsibilities as soon as I get there, and have a blast teaching my students.

4:30 p.m. I’m home and we start the afternoon routine of hanging out, and I’ll start cooking at some point (or Greg will). We split a lot of the responsibilities around the house, and he has been really doing a lot lately because I’ve been so busy with my blog. He’s the best!

6:00-8:00 p.m. Then begins the evening routine of dinner, bath time, and bedtime for the girls. These little ladies sure keep us busy!

9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. Those are the hours I usually spend during the week working on my blog and social media some more. I’ll also work on my Pinterest clients at this time. Some days, I feel like I work more hours than when I was teaching full time. I really love it, though, and I am so happy where my blog is going.

That’s a typical week day for yours truly! Are you a busy mom, too? What do you end up grabbing for lunch when you’re in a hurry?

A day in the life of a working mom and blogger

18 Comments

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    Kindly Unspoken
    May 8, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    I can definitely relate to this! It can be hard to balance everything but getting into a good routine helps! Also I love Wendy’s salads!

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      Meg O.
      May 8, 2017 at 1:47 pm

      Glad you can relate! Thank you so much for your comment. For me it’s just all about giving my 100% the entire day! If I slack, I fall so behind! And yes girl, that salad is so good!

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    Meghan Tuckereghan
    May 8, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    Totally can relate! So glad to have found your blog and looking forward to connecting!

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      Meg O.
      May 8, 2017 at 4:23 pm

      Glad you can relate! And great to connect with you too!

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    nicoleandthecouches
    May 8, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    I can relate sometimes working from home is harder than working out of the home!! Loved reading about your day!!

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      Meg O.
      May 8, 2017 at 4:23 pm

      Oh I 100% agree! Working on my blog is so much harder than my 4 hours at school!

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    Virjinia
    May 8, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    Oh momma, you are my hero! That’s so amazing that you do all this. I love seeing how other bloggers get it done but the fact that you also work along with being a mom? That’s amazing. Thanks so much for sharing your daily routine!

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    Ashley Peavey
    May 8, 2017 at 6:46 pm

    You are doing such a great job!! What a great schedule 🙂

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    Onlygirl4boyz
    May 8, 2017 at 8:30 pm

    Love this schedule! So similar to mine! Us mom’s are amazing multi-taskers! Also, love Wendy’s salads!

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    Ashley Solberg
    May 8, 2017 at 8:54 pm

    This sounds oh so familiar! You are awesome momma!

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    simplybstyle
    May 8, 2017 at 9:05 pm

    Whew, you are a killing it! Loved reading about your day, thanks for sharing! And this salad doesn’t look too bad either 🙂 Also, obsessed with your new website!!!

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    lifeofaministermom
    May 9, 2017 at 4:57 am

    I love that you’ve shared your schedule. What do you teach? With such a crazy busy day I’m glad you found a tasty and healthy option in that salad!!

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    Stefanie S
    May 9, 2017 at 8:23 am

    I love to see how you do it. My work time is very interrupted thanks to driving kids around to and from school and all their activities. I often feel like a crazed mom trying to get it all done! (P.S. That salad looks delicious!)

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    nbanuelosblog
    May 9, 2017 at 9:01 am

    I can totally relate! I’m gonna have to go check out Wendy’s now because that salad looks yum!

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    Cammeo
    May 9, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    We literally just got back from a family road trip from TX to Missouri and Wendy’s was the only place I wanted to go and trusted taking my toddler to Plus it doesn’t hurt this preggo mama was craving a Frosty

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    Amber Starr
    May 9, 2017 at 8:59 pm

    I love reading about other mom and bloggers days! Having a routine is so important for having things go smoothly. I might have to go grab one of those salads on my crazy days!

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    TamaraG
    May 9, 2017 at 11:24 pm

    I’ve never actually sat down and looked at what a day is like for me as a working mom blogger. I think I should now after seeing your post.

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    itsahero
    May 10, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    Impressive! My day is about the same, minus the working part – lol! But I’m always busy during the day chasing kiddos around.

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