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I am a full-time working mom from North Alabama. I love my family, my friends, and my God!

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Friday, January 27, 2017

Weekday Routines

I have been over at Kelly's Korner today reading about her routines.  I have this weird fascination with hearing about other peoples' routines and how they get it all done day to day so I figured why not share mine too.  I always have people asking me about it so figured I could share my normal every day routine too.

My alarm goes off at 5:00.  I get up, shower, and start the coffee before everyone else begins to stir.  Jarrod gets up after me and is out the door by 5:40ish or so.  He literally wakes up, showers, and gets ready in like less than 20 minutes each morning.  He takes his breakfast and lunch with him almost every day so I try to get it all together and ready before he leaves.  I finish packing bags and laying out coats and then sit down at my desk and read my devotional and just piddle around for a few minutes until time to get ready.  I  pick out clothes for me and the girls at the beginning of the week so I don't have to worry about that in the mornings and I only wash my hair a few days a week so those are huge helps!  I get ready and then wake up the girls about 6:00 if they haven't already woken up on their own before then.  They watch TV and eat their breakfast while I finish getting ready and then I fix their hair.  My dad comes about 6:15 to stay with them until school time.  I have to be at work by 7:00 and it is a 35+ minute drive so I try to be out the door right after he gets there.  Hadley rides to school with my sister so she comes and gets her and my dad drops HC off at either the babysitter or preschool depending on the day.  I almost always eat my breakfast either on my way or once I get to work.

Lunch -
I really try to be productive with my lunch times.  I pretty much always take my lunch to work so that I can spend that time doing other things.  It varies a little bit depending on the week.  Mondays are usually my busiest days at work so I usually stay in at lunch and catch up on everything.  I use this time to pay bills and work on my budget or make appointments and phone calls and such.  Once I get caught up on that, I read for a few minutes until my lunch time is over.  On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I try to go for a short run during lunch and I use Wednesdays to run errands.  This is kind of my "me" time I guess you would say.

Evening -
My parents pick up the girls from school and daycare most days.  I don't get home until about 5:15 or so and Jarrod has baseball practice until at least then.  Jarrod and I are so thankful for our parents' help with the girls.  I am not sure what we would do without them!  Mondays and Thursdays are our come home days so I just pick up the girls as soon as I get off and head home.  I start dinner as soon as we walk in the door and then check bags and do homework and stuff while it cooks.  On Tuesdays and Fridays the girls have dance and on Wednesdays, we go to church so those evenings are a little different but we try to at least stick to our normal bed time routine as much as possible.  Jarrod gives the girls their baths around 7 or so while I clean up the kitchen and pack lunchboxes for the next day.  I lay down with the girls and we read a few books at bedtime.  I try to have them asleep between 8 and 8:30 most nights.  After they go to sleep, I either pick up the house and fold laundry or read and blog or just work on whatever needs to be done before I go to bed. I am asleep most nights between 9:30 and 10:00.

Cleaning -
I try to do a little bit each day but honestly I spend a lot of weekends catching up on housework.  I would love to be one of those people that does specific chores each day and never has to have a marathon cleaning day but that just doesn't work for me right now.  I do try to do the dishes each night and laundry a few times throughout the week so that helps a little bit but to tell the truth, I only make beds when I change the sheets or have company coming and I just do the rest of the stuff as needed.  I am not a big clean freak but I do like things to be in their place and piles of junk really bother me.   

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