A Day In The Life of a Stay at Home & Homelearning Mom

Today I'm participating with several other bloggers in "A day in the life" post - here's a day as a stay at home/homelearning parent:

6:59am - I was woken up by the 4 year old who had slept in...heard a melodic "Mommy! Mommy I'm hungry!"


7:01am - Fed Maddie and put on a cartoon...went back to bed for 45 mins.... 


8:00am - Took a luxurious 5 minute shower...usually the kids start bickering so I get to have a 2 minute shower...put my hair in a side braid and was ready to face the day...sort of.


8:15am - Did my daily 15 minute meditation...standing at the kitchen island.... (On a different particularly stressful day, cheeky 9 year old Ava said, "You meditated. Well, it's not working.") 


8:30am - Fed Ava and made my breakfast....


9:00am to 11:00am - Homelearning with Ava...language arts, science, and art...Ava put together her circuits, and we learned about the different Biomes of the planet. 



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11:15am - I requested that the girls change out of their pj's.... After that the girls did some painting, and crafts.



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12:00pm - Lunch prep...then I vacuumed the living room due to an earlier snack explosion by an unnamed child...then I cleaned up the play dough that I found squished into the carpet....then I sorted the game pieces back into the boxes of all of our board/card games that Maddie had emptied in the dining room to pretend to feed her dolls and stuffed animals with...then I searched through her costume purses for missing game pieces.... 


1:15pm - Just about accidentally kicked the hamster ball as I was walking and he ran between my feet...hamster soccer is frowned upon....


Ava set up a playground in the bathtub for him to get some more exercise.



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1:45pm - The girls bounced around the indoor trampoline park for 2 hours....


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4:00 to 4:10pm - I hid in the kitchen and ate chocolate mini eggs...I left enough for the Easter Bunny to hide for the girls....



4:35pm - The girls were inspired to create a big stuffed Animal Rescue Centre in their bedroom after watching Paw Patrol (they watched the show while I was hiding in the kitchen). They created a space for the reception desk, a washing station, a food prep area, a medical care area, and a birthing area (Mommy owl had baby).


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5:30 - Dinner. Also known as "the time when the parents try to hold a conversation while the children act like different animals and characters at the dinner table". Maybe they'll be stage actors when they grow up.... 


6:30pm - Started Maddie's bedtime routine....read a stack of books to her...then read a second stack of books to her...she was asleep by 8:00pm. 


8:30pm - Started Ava's bedtime routine...Husband read chapters from a novel to her while she played with Pipsy (the hamster). I stood in the kitchen and looked at social media on my phone.... Then I sat with Ava on her bed, and we talked about the plans for the next day until she started to fall asleep. 


10:30ish - 11:30ish  - My bedtime...with the ipad and gaia.com...followed by me waking a couple of times in the night to check on the girls. After years of waking in the night I can't seem to shut that part off even though they're getting older. 

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