I thought I would share what a typical day is for me, in my new role as a stay at home mom. It is not glamorous. Neither do I sit around all day and watch TV or search the net.
6:30-7:00 am - Make lunches for school, make sure kiddos are fed breakfast, get them dressed and teeth brushed
7:30 - eldest is off to school. Throw in a load of laundry, start dishwasher, make beds and pick up house.
Remainder of morning -
Do chore of the day. Either bathrooms, dusting, vacuuming, changing sheets on beds, etc.
Interact with youngest - play, work on talking, colors, shapes, etc. Wednesdays is library story time at 9:00. Friday mornings is Gymboree time. Other days we will go for a walk with the dog and explore nature.
11:30 - lunch time
12:15 - 2:30 - nap time. Usually this is when I take a shower and have some downtime. I blog. Watch a "grown up" show, like Bones or NCIS. I continue to do laundry and pick up the house.
2:45 - leave to pick up oldest from school. Run an errand or two. During the summer, this time will be used to go to the pool for awhile.
3:30 Get home, help daughter do homework. Let them play independently while I unload dishwasher and start to get dinner together.
5:15 - hubby comes home. Listen to him talk about his day.
6:00 - Dinner time!
7:00 - Bath time!
8:00 - Bed time!