A Day in the Life | SAHM

I love that my blog documents what life looks like for my family in each and every season. I love to look back at past “day in the life” posts, and see how things have changed as life moves on and Nora grows.

Since I am entering a new phase of life as a stay at home momma, I wanted to show what our days look like together before daddy gets home. The following is what our typical at-home-all-day schedule looks like right now.


Sometime between 6:30-7:00 Nora wakes up for the day. I wake up then as well, and hop in the shower while Collin takes care of breakfast for Nora.


Nora eats breakfast with her daddy, and I get ready for the day. I find that I feel much better, and am more productive if I get up, shower, and get ready like usual.


Collin leaves for work around 7:45, and our little day begins! Nora is usually the happiest right after breakfast in the mornings. She will just play her little heart out for the two hours before her morning nap. Normally, I am doing a few things around the house like cleaning or laundry, and she just entertains herself.


At around 9 o’clock Nora goes down for her morning nap. Nap time routine is simply one book, a quick snuggle, and then I lay her down. She puts herself to sleep, and sleeps about an hour and a half. While she sleeps, I do the breakfast dishes, and then read my Bible.


Nora wakes up between 10:30 and 11:00, and plays for a bit while I make her lunch. Usually, we both eat around 11:30 or 12:00. At 12:15 Collin comes home for lunch, and Nora eats again 😉


After lunch, we try to go outside for a little. That will probably change soon as the temps are rising. I try to make sure and do some type of structured activity (like coloring), or get down and really play with her during this time. These three hours usually go by super fast!


Between 1:30-2:00 Nora goes down for her afternoon nap and sleeps about two hours. I do a few chores around the house. This is also when I write, or take pictures for the blog. #nointerruptions


When Nora wakes up from her afternoon nap there’s about an hour before Collin comes home from work. Many days Nora is cranky during this time and just wants to be held. So, I hold her while I cook dinner. Or, on a good day, she will play by herself! Nora often waits for her daddy at the door as soon as she hears the dogs bark. When Collin walks in the door, Nora joyously runs to greet him!


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