I love knowing what other people do during the day. Do you? Here’s what an average day looks like for us from the moment I wake up til I go to bed!
Want to see a breakdown of our daily routine?
Now that we’ve been back in school for two weeks, I’ve been sharing little bits of our days and wanted to share a full daily routine with you.
I don’t know what it is about daily routines that I love so much, but I love knowing what other people are doing during their days. And I know you guys love it too!
Here is what our average daily routine looks like.
5:30AM: My alarm goes off. Push snooze.
5:39AM: Get up and get dressed.
5:45AM: Personal scripture study and prayers.
6:00AM: Put away scripture study things, get headphones, choose podcast, take WM Nutrition pre-workout packet. (I don’t eat before I exercise, but I almost always take half of a pre-workout packet. The whole packet is too much for me, but half works great).
6:10AM: Start workout. I do BBG on the Sweat App (I’ve written lots of posts about this exercise program HERE) on Monday/Wednesday/Friday, and then run outside in my neighborhood on Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday.
6:40-6:45AM: Done with my workout. If I have time, I take a really quick cold shower to cool down and clean off. If I’m running late, I wake the boys up first and then shower.
6:50AM: wake up the big boys. They are self sufficient with their morning routines, so they get ready for school while I go get myself ready. They get dressed, brush their teeth, put away their pj’s, make their beds, and say their morning prayers.
7:00AM: Boys come downstairs and get their lunches and water bottles in their backpacks and get their breakfasts ready. We make and freeze BREAKFAST BURRITOS so they have a good, hearty, healthy breakfast to eat on the way to school everyday. We also make muffins and freeze them if they want something different.
7:10AM: I’m pretty much ready for the day. Dressed and makeup on. My hair is usually still sweaty from my workout, so I spray it with dry shampoo, brush it out, and then let it air dry during school drop off.
7:15AM: Grab Sanny out of bed and we’re out the door to school.
7:35AM: Drop the boys off at school and head home with Sanny.
7:55AM: Back home, post my morning instagram post (oh hey! Come give it a “like” or comment!)
8:00AM: Finish up my hair — another spray of dry shampoo, brush it out, and maybe give it a re-curl or toss it in a bun.
8:15-8:30AM: Breakfast for Sanny. I unload the dishwasher while he eats, but I save the silverware for him since that’s his job, and then load any leftover dishes from the night before that didn’t fit in the dishwasher. I also prep my lunch for later — a big salad with chicken and veggies and THIS DRESSING.
8:45AM: Get Sanny dressed, help him make his bed, and put his pj’s away.
9:00AM: Piano practice for me. I’m trying to re-learn this year, so I’ve committed to sitting down every morning to play. I haven’t been 100% perfect, but I’m trying and it’s fun to get some muscle memory back. I played for 7 or 8 years as a kid. While I play, Sanny plays in the playroom or wanders around.
9:30AM: Time for Mommy School. We do a very casual pre-school together. We read some books, do a few pages out of HIS WORKBOOK, maybe build something out of DUPLOS or LEGOS, and maybe sing some songs. I don’t use a curriculum – I just make it fun learning time together.
10:00AM: Our babysitter comes and I go to work.
WORK WORK EAT LUNCH WORK WORK WORK
Once a week during work time, I shoot blog photos with my photographer. Some other days I’m headed out to meetings or errands. A lot of days I’m home in my home office.
3:20PM: The boys are home from school! Lunch boxes unpacked, backpacks put away, shoes in the basket.
3:30PM: SNACK and GAME TIME. This is such a good way for them to unwind, tell me about their day, get fueled back up, and calm themselves back down after the big release of energy post school. (They literally always walk in the door so wound up).
4:00PM: Time for homework and afternoon things. If they don’t have homework, they have to do TYPING for 10-15 minutes (THIS IS THE TYPING PROGRAM WE USE AND LOVE). B has to practice piano for 20 minutes, and Fos has to read aloud for 10 minutes.
5:00PM: Quiet time or free time for the boys (if they’re playing well together, they can be together. If they’re bugging each other, they’re each in a separate room for quiet time).
Also at 5:00 I start making dinner.
5:45PM: Boys are called downstairs to help set the table and get ready for dinner.
6:00PM: Philip walks in the door and we have family dinner. I share my weekly menus RIGHT HERE if you need ideas! Also if you need some help with family dinner, we got this pack of cards called TABLE TALK from Manners & Co. that has such good questions to ask and answer around the dinner table. I’ve seen other stuff like this and it’s never as well done as these. Seriously, check them out! You can also buy it without the placemat bundle RIGHT HERE.
6:30PM: Dinner is done. Everyone cleans up their own dishes, and we all help clear the table. Philip is in charge of dishes, so while he does those, the boys and I pack their lunch boxes for the following day and make sure their backpacks are ready.
7:00PM: The boys play for a little bit while Philip and I hang (lately it’s been working on house projects). I also post my night time instagram post (come say hi and give it a “like“)!
7:30PM: Showers for the boys, and night time routine. Individual scripture reading (the little boys use THESE ILLUSTRATED SCRIPTURES with corresponding videos — super great for teaching them scripture stories!), prayers, teeth brushed, and clothes laid out for school tomorrow.
8:15PM: Family prayer, and then Philip puts Sanny to bed in his room.
8:15PM: Philip goes for a run, and I stay with the big boys in their room and read one chapter of our current read aloud book. You can see some of our favorites RIGHT HERE! Right now we’re reading Redwall. We just finished Little House in the Big Woods.
8:30PM: Lights out. They can stay up til 9:00PM with their night lights
8:40PM: I scroll on Instagram or check my emails before getting ready for bed.
9:00PM: Philip gets home from his run and we both get ready for bed.
9:45PM: Lay my exercise clothes out for the next morning, and prep my morning instagram.
10:30PM: In bed, lights out, go to sleep!
Whew, those are long, full days. I’m so crazy about having a routine and a schedule so we get everything done, and it makes our lives run much more smoothly.
When we start sports, we’ll have to adjust a few things. Sanny will have gymnastics in the morning, and Fos and B will have basketball and golf practice at least once a week in the evenings, and basketball games on Saturdays.
If you noticed, I don’t eat breakfast. I do intermittent fasting most days right now, so I skip breakfast and then eat lunch around 11 or 12. Then I have a snack with the boys when they’re home from school, and a regular dinner. It doesn’t work for everyone, but it works for me right now.
When do I do grocery shopping? I make a menu on Sunday, order my groceries on Walmart, and then pick them up on Monday.
How about laundry? My husband handles all of the actual washing and drying of the laundry. He sorts, and keeps the loads moving on Saturday. Everything is done by Saturday night. Then on Saturday night, while we’re watching a movie or a show, I fold all of the laundry. I put it in piles for each of the kids, and then the next morning they’re responsible for putting it away in their drawers and closets.
This was fun to put together! And if you have any questions, leave a comment here or over on Instagram!