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A Day In My Life…

Today is day NINETEEN of the August Healthy Living / Fitness Blogger Writing Challenge and today our topic is:

 Write about a typical day in your life

Well I’ve actually done this a few times, first, last year in June, then again this past June, so instead of sharing a typical weekday (again), I’ll share a typical weekend – specifically yesterday, so without further adieu, I present to you:

A Day in My Life

  • 6:45 Woken up by my 7 yo who felt the need to tell me she was awake, went downstairs with her, had a quiet breakfast with her, and brewed a pot of coffee.  Started her countdown until her two friends were coming over for me to babysit.
  • 7:15 Toddler woke up screaming that she was STUUUUUUUCK! (She wasn’t stuck, she just wanted out of her crib).
  • 7:20 5 yo woke up, began the countdown with her until her  two friends were coming over for me to babysit.
  • 7:25 – 8:30 Updated the girls on how long it will be until their friends come over every 5 minutes…
  • 7:45 prepare and feed the toddler and 5 yo breakfast
  • 8:30 The friends finally arrive
  • 8:30 – 1:30 Solo parent 5 kids: played xBox Kinect, set up the bouncy castle, broke up numerous fights, walked the kids to the park, walked to the corner store to buy some milk, bread and cold cuts for sandwiches, fed the kids lunch, put the toddler down for a nap, take the older kids swimming in the backyard.

    Bouncy castle fun!

  • 1:30 The friend’s dad comes to pick up his daughters, I collapse from sheer exhaustion
  • 1:30 – 3:00 set up the xBox Kinect again, then sit down to write a blog post, do some laundry, clean the house, get my butt kicked at UNO
  • 3:00 Toddler up – chase her around the house
  • 4:00 drag the kids to the grocery store to stock up on some groceries
  • 5:00 Another friend comes to visit for dinner with her two kids
  • 5:00 – 7:30 dinner, take the kids swimming, set up the bouncy castle
  • 7:30 friend leaves, another neighbourhood kid comes to visit
  • 7:45 – 8:00 Skype phone call with hubby (he’s in Boston)
  • 8:15 send the friend home, put the bouncy castle away
  • 8:45 put toddler to bed
  • 9:00 put big girls to bed
  • 9:00 -10:30 watch/listen to an awesome lecture called: Sugar: The Bitter Truth on YouTube (I’d embed it here, but it’s 90 min long, but it is so worth the time – by the time you finish watching/listening to it you will RIP the juice out of your kids hands).
  • 10:30 collapse in bed

Question/Sharing:    Write about a typical day in your life


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  • Forever Young
    August 19, 2012 at 8:14 am

    The craziness of a typical day with kiddos! I loved the control chaos of summer days. Would you believe I’m missing it? My kiddos started a new school year and my house is quiet. It’s a bit melancholy.


  • Rosanna Soto-Luna
    August 19, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    Busaayyyyy Lady!!! Here’s my day.

  • SheisonaRUN
    August 19, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    Wow, you’re a busy lady. My day looks boring compared to you! http://t.co/F2VRFakr

  • Cindy
    August 19, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    I feel rather entitled writing mine, since I only have to take care of me, and don’t have a lot of obligations at the moment. Check back in 2 years when it’s crunch time for dissertation writing, and I am sure I will be pining for days like these. 🙂


  • Fancy Nancy
    August 19, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    It never amazes me how busy moms can multitask so well!!

  • Carrie
    August 19, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    Your post made me tired. Life calms down considerably as they get older, I promise. Therefore our days are really boring. But, I did share.


  • flowersofmoss
    August 19, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    My day-to-day life is pretty lame as a single lady, but I’ve had plenty of people with kids wish that they could trade me:


  • Christy J
    August 19, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    The craziness never ends. Everyone talks about the joys of the kids going back to school and having quiet…except us teachers who go back first 🙂


  • Clarinda (
    August 20, 2012 at 1:50 am

    Sounds like a crazy day! Why not just keep the bouncy castle set up all day? 🙂

    Just a fun note: The thumbnails of posts under your post show a delicious half-dressed man under the title “My Favourite Junk Food.” Sign. Me. Up. lol.

    Here’s my typical day: http://clarindas.blogspot.com/2012/08/a-day-in-my-life.html

  • MizFit
    August 20, 2012 at 5:47 am

    I love love love the peek behind the scenes posts.

  • Amber K
    August 20, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    What a crazy, busy day! I can’t wait to have kids, but it’s definitely going to take time to adjust to being that busy!

  • Val
    August 21, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    ah, days when the kids were younger sure were crazy http://busymommawellness.com/day-in-the-life/


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