How it all starts
Whoever said a mothers work is never done, never lied. That is the one disadvantage I guess you can say I have as a solo mom is having to be responsible and accountable for everything. To can truly contribute my head still being attached to my neck and shoulders to my air tight schedule. I have a very demanding job that pays the bills, I have a YouTube channel and a website (here) and I’m raising 3 daughter that I’m responsible for. Daily I’m planting seeds. Therefore, I’m full aware that what I plant and take care of, will eventually grow. Here is a look into my day to see how I get it all done.
My schedule has been pretty hectic since work from home mainly with a toddler. Taylor wakes up first. She is only one so as you could imagine she is a handful with a lot of needs and demands of her own. Prior to her going back to daycare, my main challenge was keeping her entertained and occupied while I work.
My schedule/routine actually starts the night before. Throughout my day, I like to examine all of the tasks on my to-do list. Anything that is left unfinished, I try to get done or make sure it is at the top of my priority list the following day. Also, I have been scheduling out my content. This is major because I know in advance what videos and blog post are rolling out and when versus having to think and come up with concepts through out the day.
My youngest is the only one that has returned back to daycare. I usually have enough me time to read and pray before she wakes up and I have to get her off to school. Once she is dropped off, I typically have 2 hours of uninterrupted work to get done before I’m summons’s by my oldest two daughters. Me working from home is not some that any of us has gotten use to just yet. The fact that I have to remind them that I have a job to do, at least 3 times a day is a reminder to me that they think I’m on vacation.
Create a kids schedule.
I make sure that after the girls have their breakfast, they then they do some activities from their Brainquest Workbooks. After their workbooks, it is time to do daily chores. They are usually done by 1pm and at that time, we will do a home workout or go for a walk. Then and only then are they able to get access to their electronics (television, computer, or phones).
- 5:00 am -5:50 am reading/pray
- 5:50 am- 6:00 am log in and start working.
- (Depending on the time Taylor wakes up) 6:30 /7:00 am)feed her, get her dressed off to school.
- 8:00 am blog content is scheduled to post.
- 9:00-11am work
- 11:15 am break/ get whatever around the house started or finish what was already in the process.
- 11:30 am back to work
- 1:00 lunch ( the kids will choose from the options I have meal prepped. This time is typically when we do our walk or workout.
- 1:30 pm still wfh
- 2:00 pm meetings/ follow up time (normally once a week.
- 5:00 pm Taylor has to be picked up
- 6:30 end of shift+ overtime.
- 7:30 pm dinner, bathed and bed time.
- 8:00 pm me time (Prepare for the following day.
For the most part, this schedule works for my family and I. For me, the state of the world during this time still carries a level of uncertainty for all of us. I try to keep as much structure as possible in my household because at any given time, I can be told that I have to go back to working in the office or that the oldest 2 have to return to school. Either way it will be an adjustment, but I did not want the adjustment to be life altering from what we were all used to.