Monday, April 22, 2013

Working Moms...

I give you a LOT of credit to get yourself to work on time! 

I can not for the life of me get to work on time no matter how early I wake up. I work Monday mornings until 12 or 1. That's it. & I still can't get there on time. Before Keigan came along, I would pride myself on always being on time for everything. I knew how to allot myself enough time to get ready but that went out the window when she came along. I'm never on time anymore. 

I have to be at work by 8:30 but for me it's more like 8:35 or 8:40. I try to get some things ready Sunday nights to free up some time in the mornings. I usually will shower /wash my hair Sunday nights as well to give myself a little extra time to sleep in but last night I didn't wash my hair (Ew!) so I set my alarm for 5:30 to give myself plenty of time to get ready before she woke up. 

My morning looked a little something like this: 
5:30- Keigan wakes up crying so I nurse her back to sleep
5:45- Wash my hair
6:00- Make up/ dry & style my hair
6:30- Pump 
6:45- Wash pump parts, get diaper bag/bottles/food ready 
6:55- Eat breakfast
7:00- Wake Keigan/ diaper change/ get her dressed
7:10- Make bed, get myself dressed
7:20- Nurse Keigan
7:30- Pack up toys, pack my lunch, get coffee ready
7:40- Drop Keigan off at my MIL's 
7:50- Come back and pick Sadie up
8:15- Drop Sadie off at Pet Camp
8:35- Arrive at work

Woah. I'm exhausted all over again. 
Thankfully my MIL lives 4 houses down from us or I'd have to leave even earlier. I also take Sadie to Pet Camp every Monday so that she can play with other dogs and she can run off some energy. She LOVES it! 

That's what our Monday mornings generally look like around here.I can't imagine doing that 5 days a week! I'm giving all you full-time working momma's a big HIGH FIVE.  

I hope you all have a great Monday (it's almost over!!)

This girl's happy Monday is almost over :) 



  1. Wow that made me tired too! it really is hard to be a mom and work outside the home, I don't know how people do it full time!

    1. I would be exhausted before I even start work if I had to do that everyday! Lol

  2. it is hard work! luckily my hubs is home with her so i dont have to pack her up and take her anywhere like you do. but that seems like alot of work for such a short time away from the house! im exhausted for you! ;)

    1. That's awesome your hubs gets to be there with her! My husband leaves our house at 5:45 so he is no help! Lol he's usually gone by the time I get up on days I work!

  3. It's hard but you get in the swing of it. I think you have to find your rhythm. You obviously have to feed her so I do luck out there. Basically I get in the shower, Dan gets the baby & feeds her and changes her. Then he lays her on our bed & she watches me get ready while Dan showers & does his thing. Before he goes upstairs to iron & get in his work clothes he gathers her daycare bag & his work bag with laptop etc then I pass her to him & she then watches him get ready in the guest room (his clothes are in there lol) I leave when they go upstairs & he then takes her to daycare. But it does get chaotic! Especially bc by the time I get home from picking her up at daycare it's 530 so in that time I have to unpack her bag, feed her, change her, then get dinner ready, play, clean up the house & get her ready for bed & bath. The days fly and I literally have no concept of time! You'll get the hang of it!

    1. Holy cow! You have that routine down! Lol I'm sure if we had to do this every day I'd have a better routine! Dave leaves our house at 5:45am so he obviously can't help out at all! I can't imagine having 1 or 2 more kids to add to the mix! I get anxious just thinking about it! Haha :) Hats off to you for being able to do that every day!

  4. Your schedule sounds crazy mama! I work three days a week and it does get easier, but if I don't pack my lunch and get my pump ready the night before I'm always late! Luckily I can be late and it isn't a big deal, it would be so much harder without a flexible job and I am SO thankful I am able to work part time!