Hello associates! I hope you’re having a beautiful morning! In my annual survey, I obtained so many requests to do one other submit like this. I normally love wanting again on these types of posts, however itemizing out every little thing that occurs within the day with the present schedule and scenario offers me the sweats. It’s an “eat an elephant” sort scenario, and by taking it aside, little by little, it looks like a LOT, however once you’re in it, it’s actually not that unhealthy. In the long run, I made a decision to go for it. Perhaps someday I can look again on this specific submit and hopefully chortle as a result of we lastly made it by way of this bizarre time.
4:12am. I hear Caro faucet dancing on the lavatory ground to be let loose. I’ve no clue why, however over the previous month, she’s been waking us up in the course of the night time or tremendous early morning to take her out. I’ve tried SO many issues (taking her on later walks, making her dinnertime earlier, doggie CBD, taking her out late at night time and letting her take her candy time) to no avail. When the Pilot is dwelling, he lets her out, however he’s touring, so she’s alllll mine.
I let her outdoors and curl up on the sofa with a blanket and watch for her to bodyslam the door to let me know she’s carried out and able to come again in. I lie there with my eyes closed for 20 minutes and no sound of Caro. I stroll outdoors, in my pajama shorts within the freezing chilly air, and no Caro.
“Caro! Caro, come inside!”
I get a flashlight and wander to the facet of the home and there she is, chillin. I inform her to go inside and she or he skips again into the home to curve up in her canine mattress.
I’m going again to mattress… and am freezing chilly and may’t return to sleep. I lastly crash again out by 6, P is available in at 6:30 to ask if she will be able to watch a present whereas she will get dressed, and my alarm goes off at 7:30. I’m dragging however really feel prefer it’s going to be a type of “pretend it til ya make it” sort of days. I verify my Oura ring stats (it mainly yells DO NOTHING TODAY BECAUSE YOUR SLEEP SUCKED), emails, and IG earlier than heading downstairs.
7:40 Make the ladies breakfast and seize P’s lunch out of the fridge. They’ve egg and cheese sandwiches on challah buns with strawberries and raspberries. We’re all dressed and able to head out the door by 8:15.
8:45 Again dwelling from drop-off and Liv logs into her second distant studying class. (She missed the primary one whereas we have been taking P to highschool.) Since we’ve been doing this for nearly a whole yr (began final March and right here we’re, like so lots of my associates on the market studying this submit), she’s actually gotten the grasp of it.
I write her schedule on a whiteboard so she is aware of what time to log into every class and am at all times close by to assist her with questions or provides.
(adrenal help, vitamin C, liquid vitamin D, selenium) and now have collagen espresso and the ladies leftover fruit from their breakfast drizzled with almond butter.
And a blitz round the home: put in a load of laundry, clear the kitchen, wipe down rest room counters, make beds, feed Caro and the guinea pigs, and empty the dishwasher.
In between my very own work, I print out the issues she wants, be certain that she has vital provides, assist her take care of any tech points, and replenish water and snacks.
11:10 Liv is on her lunch break, so she enjoys the lunch I made the night time earlier than and watches a TV present, whereas I hop into the storage to check out an upcoming Match Group exercise. It feels wonderful and offers me a much-needed power increase.
12:40 I warmth up leftover Blue Apron (yay leftovers!!) sheet hen and veggies and revel in it on the desk with Liv whereas she’s in her class.
Subsequent, it’s time to onboard a brand new Beautycounter marketing consultant after which swap out the laundry, take out the entire trash, and water the skin crops.
Liv will get out of sophistication early, so we stroll across the neighborhood collectively to get some recent air for about 20 minutes.
1:30-2:15 I assist Liv log into math for her check, end a graphic for an upcoming weblog submit, file exercise tutorials for a digital private coaching shopper, and we go away to select up P.
2:45 We’re again dwelling and I make a fast snack plate for the crew! Cheese, pepperoni, bars, cashews, pickles, apples, and blueberries. They eat on the patio and play on their little playset earlier than it’s time to go to bop.
P is commonly my sous chef whereas Livi is at dance or gymnastics, so she makes the salad whereas I work on Paleo hen tenders and candy potato fries. She makes use of greens from our little backyard that I assist her lower (Swiss chard, kale, and arugula), together with tomato and kalamata olives with salt and pepper.
(We costume the salads proper earlier than serving as a result of we every have a favourite salad dressing. P likes Primal Kitchen vegan ranch, Liv likes olive oil with salt and pepper, and I like Primal Kitchen Lemon Turmeric)
For the hen tenders, I coat them in egg wash and dredge in almond meal seasoned nicely with salt, pepper, garlic, powder, smoked paprika, and oregano. They bake on parchment lined cookie sheets within the oven at 400 for 20 minutes, flipping midway. It’s the identical period of time for the frozen Alexia candy potato fries.
(although Liv is distant, I nonetheless make her lunch upfront as a result of it helps me get forward on the day-long distance studying snack social gathering)
(They’re SO LONG and plenty of mother and father have begged for them to do away with enrichment courses whereas we’re distant, and have been denied)
add all completed assignments into Google classroom,
set out all of our garments and water bottles for the following day, and fill the water glasses of their room. The entire time I’m cleansing and prepping, I hearken to a podcast or an audiobook in a single headphone.
7:00pm: We play a couple of hilarious rounds of Outdated Maid on the desk earlier than heading upstairs for baths. Whereas they’re within the tub, I fold the entire laundry from the day and put it away.
8:30pm: The kiddos are bathed, enamel brushed, hair dried, and prepared for mattress! I learn a few books to P whereas Liv reads in her mattress, after which sit with Liv in her room for some time earlier than it’s time for lights out.
9:15pm: The ladies are crashed, so it’s again to work for meeeeee. I reply any vital emails or DMs that arrived within the night, end up the following day’s weblog submit, make a graphic for a podcast, begin engaged on a brand new PDF about meal planning, and schedule social media shout outs on Coschedule.
10:45pm: I get pleasure from an Organifi gold drink – it’s like a golden milk latte- with almond milk and additional cinnamon, and final about 30 minutes into Bridgerton earlier than I’m prepared for mattress. I let Caro outdoors about 11:15 and head upstairs to prepare for mattress and skim for slightly bit.
11:45pm: Lights out… and able to do it over again.
What I preferred about today:
Regardless of the craziness of the day, I really feel like I obtained to spend glorious high quality time with the children. I had a blast taking part in Outdated Maid with them and tag with P, and actually get pleasure from our neighborhood walks. We obtained loads of recent air outdoors, I used to be capable of get in a exercise (win!), and whereas it felt like I used to be scrambling many of the day, I didn’t really feel too pressured. When the Pilot is dwelling, he helps quite a bit with dinner prep, cleanup, and bedtime routine. (It’s additionally good to have my buddy right here! All of us miss him when he’s away.)
Eats-wise, I really feel prefer it was a strong day. I didn’t skip any meals, obtained in lots of recent produce, protein, and wholesome fat, and didn’t really feel hangry. The one factor the day was lacking was some sort of chocolate and wine. 😉 The one factor I didn’t love about my eats is that I had hen twice in someday. I normally attempt to swap it up extra, nevertheless it labored and the meals have been all satisfying and good.
So, inform me associates: what’s the most effective factor you ate yesterday? What are a few of the stuff you’re doing to simplify proper now? Any mother hacks you’ve just lately found?