Curious what a day in the life is like? I wrote down all the deets of my day from sunrise to night and all the meals and fun in between!
It’s so hard to believe that every day used to be “day in the life” day on this blog!
It seems so…. mundane. It was also tedious to record everything again – I had to take notes! It’s so oddly funny to me how I used to write blog posts in real time and now I’m working ahead, sometimes weeks or even occasionally a month ahead. I am incredibly grateful to still be writing this blog almost 15 years later. Thank you for supporting me with your eyeballs and clicks <3
This day was a random Wednesday a few weeks ago.
It was a fairly typical day. Mazen went to Matt’s for the evening, so the decibels at dinner were lower than other nights. Otherwise, here’s a peek into our daily life!
Day In The Life
Thomas’s alarm goes off! I don’t always wake up to it, but sometimes I do. He gets up SO FAST! #morningperson While I am a morning person too, I take a while to actually feel awake. I like to stay in my bed for a bit.
Thomas’s dad has been bringing his mom coffee in bed for 40 years. Thomas and his dad are twins, so he does it too! He’s a dream husband. He places my coffee on my nightstand, and I wake up to its smell. I reach for my phone to check in on emails. I read the Skimm. Scroll. Wake up slowly.
I finally sit up. Haha. Some people like to start their day with meditation or a run, but I love to start with some productivity! It gets the ball rolling. I do 15 minutes of Power Hour (learn more about this in my course) and organize my schedule for the day. I get my inbox back to zero.
I hear Mazen start to clink around downstairs, so I get up and make the bed (last one up makes it) and get dressed.
Morning skincare routine follows! Just the basics so I look awake at school drop-off.
I head downstairs and see Mazen doing his chore – emptying the silverware from the dishwasher! He’s also drinking a smoothie that Thomas made. (Thomas is up showering now.)
The smoothie made him cold so he’s warming up by the fire. Of course he’s in shorts and a t-shirt, so I help him change into warmer clothes.
Thomas made lunches and smoothies. He is the king of mornings! I empty the rest of the dishwasher.
And then help Mazen out the door. He’s SO EXCITED for school!
Birch is awake! He takes after me and likes to roll around in his bed and read for a while before he gets up.
I convince Birch to get up. And get him dressed.
There he goes!
We have breakfast together! Smoothie, Cheerios, and strawberries for him. Bagel and orange for me.
Birch and I leave for his school. Luckily he comes when I tell him it’s coat and shoes time. 50% of the time he runs the opposite way!
I’m back home after school drop off and finish my last sip of coffee. I always want more but stop at one mug or I won’t sleep at night!
I turn on a podcast and finish tidying up the kitchen dishes, wipe the counters, and do a quick vacuum.
Down in the “office” and time to work for the day! Yesterday I made two different recipes, and today I get to do all the photos and blog post writing. This process takes me about two hours per post.
Break for a Peloton 45-minute bike bootcamp with Cody! He makes me laugh with his 2000s jokes. Abs at the end!
Shower time! Skincare for the day:
Put on uniform #2. Still all-black athleisure just a clean version!
For lunch I heat up grain bowl leftovers. Just like I say in the blog post I just finished, this makes such a great prep day lunch! I say hi to Thomas who is home for a Peloton ride and lunch.
Dessert is part of a chocolate bar. Love this flavor!
Back to work downstairs. I have one more blog post to crank out! I don’t quite finish before 2.
Beautycounter team call. I learn about some of the new products on the horizon!!
Mazen is staying with Matt tonight, but they stop by to pick up Mazen’s guitar and say hello. Mazen’s teacher also sent me this photo of him riding a bike at school for a special genius hour they have. He doesn’t always get a good report, but this day he was praised for helping teach some of his classmates to bike.
I put on my walking shoes and leave with the stroller to get Birch. Luckily it’s 52 degrees so the walk is nice! The Bigger Pockets Money podcast is back in my ear.
Birch and I roll home and wash hands, get a banana for snack and put on a pirate show (of course) to relax a little.
A box has arrived on the porch! It’s this week’s Blue Apron. I unpack it to the fridge and go through the mail.
Thomas is home!! We greet him and put on our shoes to take Gus for a walk. We try to do this most days to get out and get fresh air. YAY for sunshine and not having to wear hats and gloves!
Sometimes we do bath after dinner, but it’s also a great way to pass the time in the winter. Birch got some new bath toys that light up. He has a blast and I let him soak for a long time.
Dinner is a group effort! We make Blue Apron Vandouvan Chicken with a Mango Chutney Sauce, rice, and green beans. Birch loves to help. He gets his portion (rice, avocado, one green bean and milk) before we’re done cooking because he was too hungry to wait til 6.
Dinner is served! Birch is done eating and wants to get down. Someday we will time it right! The mango cream sauce is AMAZING.
Snuggle couch time with said bath toys that are also fun on dry land. Thomas and I take turns doing parts of kitchen clean up.
We chase Birch to his room for bedtime routine and into his cozy sleep sack. (If Mazen were here, he’d be getting in the shower now.) Birch gets a few books and the Pirates of the Caribbean theme song during his rocky time.
Thomas and I both do the WORDLE (we tie with 3rd row). I put away the dishes in the kitchen and start the dishwasher.
Upstairs I change into cozy clothes, wash my face and put on the Beautycounter AHA mask (coming soon!) while I catch up on some Voxer messages. Then I do my full nighttime routine.
I don’t normally work at night, but I typed up some of this post so I wouldn’t forget the details! Thomas is watching a movie. After finishing my blog post notes, I join him for some of it.
Reading in bed (and a little scrolling). At my mom’s recommendation, I’m reading Untamed about Carol who saved Cumberland Island and it’s really good! Like a mix of Where the Crawdads Sing and Educated. If you liked those books and love rugged adventure, you’ll love this.
Lights out zzzzz