I had a funny conversation with a friend the other day about what was on my agenda for my "average Momprenuer" Monday. I was saying how relaxed the day was going to be and then got to really thinking what my "normal" Monday would be. Momprenuer life is no joke! Mom's wear many hats and then add in work life the hats double and triple. I am so fortunate to have a couple businesses that allow me most of the time to work from home. Nevertheless, my days are run like a well oiled machine. Not every day is the same but here is my Monday from this week. Don't miss the big GIVEAWAY at the end of this post!!! It's a good one!!! Let's get into it!
7:00 am I rustle up throw on my robe over my pjs and get to the morning routine. Yes, I am 100% the mom that rocks her robe to school drop off! Peyton is not a morning kid and loves to be cozy so she takes quite a while to get rolling. Capri is much more like me and once we are up , we are up. We check the weather and quickly decide what to wear that day. As the girls wake up and get dressed, I start breakfast. Our hens are giving us so many eggs so mornings consist of scrambled eggs, berries and english muffin. As the girls eat, we listen to some music and I work on lunches. Lunches consist of half a sandwich ( peanut butter only for Capri and peanut butter and jelly for Peyton- Don't mix them up mommy!!) a piece of fruit like a cutie orange and a healthy chip or pretzel with juice. Snacks get packaged and put into backpacks while the girls grab their vitamins and start working on brushing their hair. Hair done, teeth brushed, shoes on and off we go!
7:40 am Off to school. We love to listen to music and chat on the way to school. I really try and make mornings fun so it starts our day off great!
8:05 am We roll into school drop off with kisses and love
9:00 am 2 cups of coffee and email checking begins while one load of laundry gets started.
9:30 am I make a couple protein pancakes or eggs and get to responding to my emails, making grocery lists for the day, list of things I need to accomplish that day ie. change sheets, pay bills, clean bathrooms, workout, bleach teeth, shower etc.
10:00 am Start to do list. Fold and restart new load of laundry. Strip the sheets on the beds. Clean dishes from morning and clean kitchen countertops and reorganize living room. Run Puppy ( Roomba)
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10:30 am Workout for the day ( quick Tone it Up workout or a class) and beauty maintainence. This would be doing some self tanner, giving myself a mani pedi, face mask or teeth bleaching. This may seem silly but being a blogger and work in the wedding industry it's important for me to keep my self situated. Nails are in my bride's wedding photos and in my blog photos. We randomly need to shoot a look or something quick for the blog so self tanner helps me not look scary. Teeth bleaching was on my 2018 goal list. I partnered this year I partnered with Smile Brilliant and have the prettiest teeth I've ever had. I've used white strips in the past and would be so frustrated with them sliding around and missing the stains on my gum line not to mention ouch to my sore gums. Smile Brilliant bleaching trays have been a game changer! I got customized trays that fit my teeth perfectly, bleaching gels and even desensitizing gel to keep my gums happy. I pop in my trays and get on without a hitch in my to do list. I can tackle phone calls without sounding funny, do a workout, take a shower or even run an errand and they are virtually undetectable. I brush my teeth to get my morning coffee off, pop on my trays with bleaching gel in for 30 minutes. Brush with wet ,sans toothpaste and follow with desensitizing gel for 20-30 min. I rinse and viola! I pop in my trays and get on without a hitch in my to do list. I can tackle phone calls without sounding funny, do a workout, take a shower or even run an errand and they are virtually undetectable.
11:30 am possibly shower and back to computer. This time I follow up on morning emails and start working on timelines for upcoming bride trial runs and weddings. Next, emails go out to my team to keep them up to speed on upcoming appointments or weddings. This is my time for brainstorming on new blog posts and/or shooting them and online shopping for items for upcoming posts or trips.
12:30 pm out of the house chores. This Monday,I dropped my car off at car wash and walked over to Target to get a competition team little present for Capri's competition team sister, more La Croix ( obviously) and trash bags. Next was grocery store for week's worth of groceries and Erik's meal prep items.
1:00 pm Run home with groceries. Throw together a simple lunch ( I love leftovers or lettuce wrap or salad). After lunch, I put away the morning's laundry and listen to a podcast ( I'm into Goal Digger or Lady Gang)
2:00 pm I grab a La Croix and head to pick up the girls from school
3:00 pm I prep a snack for the girls while they relax and start getting homework out. We like crackers, celery and peanut butter, apples or pretzels and quac or hummus. Snack plates and fruit bowls are big favorites.
3:15 pm Homework for both girls while I go through their school folders to see what's up for the week from their teachers.
4:30 pm Capri gets ballet gear on and hair up in bun and off we go do dance for the night. Monday's dance schedule consists of Ballet and Lyrical for her.
5:15 pm Peyton finishes up homework or works on some chores while I start dinner. Tonight we are having spaghetti. Ground turkey, yummy Rao's sauce, whole wheat noodles for girls and zoodles for me and Erik. After dinner is ready Peyton and I play a game or watch a movie together.
7:00 pm We pick up Capri from dance and daddy gets home from work.
7:30 pm We gather at the table for dinner ( non-negotiable) and chat about our days. We have our routine of "Best Day" we each take a turn discussing the best part about our day. This could be something awesome that happened that day or something simple like the pretty weather or great song we heard. It gets us all talking and connected. I'm a big believer in family dinners and lots of conversation at the table.
8:00 pm Girl's jump in shower, brush teeth, brush their hair and night time books picked out for reading. Hugs and kisses and na night time.
8:30 pm Erik usually tucks in around this time too for his early morning wake up call (3:00 am) while I clean up after dinner. I usually hit my emails one more time to make sure I got any lingering emails answered, blog posts finished or projects wrapped up. Tonight I finished up my computer work and plopped down on the couch to work on my bible study lesson for Thursday. After my study, I either play on instagram and watch all my favorite stories, watch a quick episode of my shows ( The Crown or Animal Kingdom)
10:30 pm Lights out for mommy!
Every day is different and I keep a tight eye on my schedule for the week to make sure to stay ahead of any things that may need prepping. Girl Scout badges needing sewing, school party treats, new dance tights etc etc etc. In honor of all you busy working mamas, I've partnered with Smile Brilliant to giveaway $149 credit towards your own Smile Brilliant bleaching kit and 15% to all my readers using the code below!
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