{A Day In the Life Of} Part II

Now that RJ is (almost) one, we have a pretty good routine down Monday-Friday.

Is it perfect? Does it always go like planned? NO! However, it has been a life saver for me to be able to lay things out so I can have a little bit of an idea of what the day will hold. I know I love reading these posts about other bloggers… it’s always fun to see what the day looks like (snoop).

6:30 – 7:30am // RJ WAKES UP //
She is our alarm clock! She recently has been waking up between 7 and 7:30am (no more 5:45am!). I still get up early, pour my cup of Joe and do my morning Bible reading and prayer. If RJ wakes up before me, she joins me while enjoying her first bottle.


7:30 – 8:00am // BREAKFAST //
It always changes… some mornings I make a Green Monster, other days Love Grown Oats, maybe Eggs and Cereal, or Chobani yogurt with granola. It all depends on what mood I am in. RJ always eats a little bit of everything I enjoy as well as her banana.



8:30 – 10:30am // GYM //
Pack up and head to the GYM! I have found that the 9:15am Spin and Body Pump classes work best for us.

RJ is in a great mood during this time. She loves the childcare at the Y and I get in a great hour sweat then it’s out the door before her morning nap. I also have been riding my bike twice a week and doing a kickboxing / TRX class on Saturdays.


10:30am – 12:00pm // RJ NAPS or ERRANDS //
I either get some work done on the computer or around the house if RJ takes a nap. This week and next I’ll be working on stuff for RJ’s first birthday party!


If RJ doesn’t take a nap, we get to run errands like grocery shopping, post office trips and other random adventures.


…or she plays in the play room while I work.


12:00 – 1:00pm // LUNCH TIME //
I have been enjoying every bit of kale that I can get fresh from our garden. We normally eat some kind of protein, a whole grain, veggies and an avocado.

RJ pretty much eats what I eat at almost every meal. I do have to give her more green veggies in puree form because she has a hard time chewing kale. She does love peas, green beans and snap peas!




1:30 – 2:30pm // WALK and PARK //
We walk to the park (about two miles from our house) and chill for a while and then head home. This is also where I can catch up with clients, my Shred groups, emails and phone calls.


RJ loves to just sit and chill in the shade and watch the other kiddos play. I can’t wait till she can slide on her own!


2:30 – 4:00pm // SECOND NAP //
On a good day, RJ naps and sometimes for a lot longer. This is where I do my daily chores… dishes, bathrooms, vacuum, mop, sweep, dust, or sometimes I just blog (which is what I am doing now)… but if no nap, then we play 🙂

4:00 – 5:00pm // REST, BREATHE & SHOWER //

5:00 – 6:00pm // DINNER //
Hubby comes home and I start dinner while they play. These days I try and keep dinner as simple as possible. Lots of chicken tacos, turkey spaghetti, chicken and sweet potatoes, homemade pizza and other simple, but filling, meals. I also do try and make one new recipe a week… to mix it up 🙂


6:00 – 7:00pm // BED TIME ROUTINE //
Bath time while one of us cleans up dinner, read a book, sing a song, pray a prayer and then down to bed (some nights later than others).


7:00 – 9:00pm // MAMA & DADA WORKS //
Now that I have my ‘home office,’ no more coffee shop trips for me. I just turn on the music and light a candle and work away. Some nights we have small group and dinner plans so this doesn’t always happen, but some nights.


Once a week, I put on my REAL clothes and Hubby and I get go out for date night!


9:00pm til… // THE 9:00PM RULE //
We also have a 9:00RM RULE! What’s that? All phones OFF… electronics OFF… and just “us” time.
We haven’t been so great at this lately, but we’re bringing it back!


We normally hit the hay between 10:00-11:00pm and the weekends are a whole different ball game!

Question: Do you thrive on routine or do you love just living day-by-day? 


4 responses to “{A Day In the Life Of} Part II”

  1. I love the idea of the 9pm rule!!!!! I’m going to try that!

  2. I love routine. I just feel like I am much more productive. And I LOVE your 9pm rule.. I need to do that too! Why is Instagram so addicting?? 🙂

  3. I LOVE having a routine. So much more productive when I have everything scheduled out and my little guy sleeps and eats better! Also enjoy reading what your routine is now and how it changes as RJ grows older. Gives me something to look forward to as mine gets bigger!

  4. I love the 9pm rule. I’ve tried it and failed miserably but I think it could use a resurrection.