I haven’t updated on a typical week in my life since my “mom” one in 2018.
Initially, I wasn’t going to post this with all the chaos going on, but I figured having some normalcy helps. But also, come September, once my oldest starts kindergarten, routines will definitely change.
With [current] new schedules, routines and such, I wanted to share with y’all what a week in my life looks like at the moment.Spoiler alert, it’s not glamorous.
However, I do like this more simple approach to the week that I’ve been taking. No longer am I over packing the week with activities.
I let the kids get more creative with coloring, block building, dress-up items, etc. I now prefer to use places such as the indoor park or [open play] gymnastics as incentive for extra well behaved kiddos.
Without further ado, he’s a “typical” week in my life.
Sundays: I like to have one solid “no drive day” as I call it where the kids and I stay in. Typically, I’ll make muffins for breakfast too.
I also deep clean the house (specifically kids room, bathroom and kitchen), do laundry and meal prep a few things.If it’s nice out, we’ll hang out and play in the yard. I some point Sundays [out or inside], I’ll write out a to-do list and plan out the week ahead.
Mondays: I have a short work shift from 6:00am-9:00am. I teach a 6:30am strength training class and take care of any emails and go over my calendar. I also get a workout in before I head back home.My oldest started her dance/ gymnastics combo class last week and she has been loving it. That class is at 10:30am, so I come home in time so her dad can take her.
Once he comes back, I like to do some learning worksheets with Sammy. After, I head to the gym and take care of any errands.I try to get back home by 2:00pm so dad can run his errands and head to the gym.
Tuesdays: Sammy only has school on Tuesdays and Fridays now [due to an IEP change]. She starts at 12:15pm, so we enjoy a morning in.
I used to go to the gym to workout at 6:00am, but now that Pat starts at 7:00am, I just workout at home. Once the weather gets warmer I workout outside on the deck [or in the shed].Wednesdays: Another 4:45am wake up call.
Wednesdays I work from 6:00am – 2:00pm and they are a pretty low-key workday. I teach barre and catch up on any emails from the past couple of days.
On my break I eat breakfast (9:00am) read, blog or take a Barre3 class. I usually get home by 4:00pm, usually running any errands or staying later at work if I need to.Thursdays: My third and final work day.
Thursdays I teach barre, HIIT and a spin class (on my break). By the time my third class rolls around at noon, I am done for the day.I usually get home a bit later Thursdays since it’s when I usually make my grocery runs (I shop at two different ones).
Sometimes, I’ll even take a nap if needed while dad takes the kids out to the library or if it’s nice, they’ll play outside.Fridays: I am pretty beat by the time Friday rolls around. I take it easy in the morning and enjoy a rest day from my workouts.
I clean what needs to be clean around the house (the kitchen is always priority for me) but other than that, I save the deep clean for Sundays. The only thing I have to do is take my oldest to school.
Saturdays: Another rest day from my workouts.Pat works both weekend days from 7:00am-5:00pm.
I am typically with the kiddos all day and do bedtime with them. Most of the time we alternate between two different libraries.We also spend time outside as long as the weather allows.
Just a low key day for us.
There you have it!
Sure it may not be the most exciting “week in the life,” but I enjoy the routine.I look forward to work and watching the kiddos have fun whether we are at gymnastics or at home in our yard.It’s the little things in life right? ❤