Wednesday, April 4, 2012

A Day in the Life

As a mother, wife, athletic trainer, and health teacher, I have a lot of responsibilities. Heck, who doesn't? I work a lot, both at my job, and around my house. My days are long, and rarely are they 9-5.

This brings me to the introduction of the "D" topic, A Day in the Life... of a full time, working M.O.M.

Let's start with a practice, non-game day, day. A typical Monday might look a little something like this.
  • 5:00 am: Get up, showered and dressed for work.
  • 6:00 am: Make a lunch
  • 6:15 am: Wake up Nolan and pack the diaper bag. Put him in the car seat, and let him hang out while I get eveything else together.
  • 6:20 am: Wake Madeline up, changed, brush teeth and hair. Grab her blanket, or "B" as she calls it, and finish packing the diaper bag
  • 6:30 am: Put the dogs in their house
  • 6:35 am: Gather purse, diaper bag, babies and keys and head out the door.
  • 6:40 am: Drop the babies off at the home daycare
  • 6:50 am: Arrive at work
  • 7:00 am: Check emails at work, prepare for 1st period, morning treatments for athletes
  • 7:20 am: Go to 1st period
  • 7:30-11:05 am: Teach 4 periods of Health class
  • 11:10 am: 5th period athletics, which involves treating, evaluating, and rehabilitating injured athletes (freshmen football, baseball, basketball, and soccer), water set up for practice
  • 12:10 pm: Lunch.
  • 12:40 pm: Tardy station duty- escort late students to class
  • 12:45 pm: Check mailbox
  • 12:50 pm: Conference period- catch up on paperwork and emails.
  • 1:35 pm: 7th period athletics (just like 5th period, but with basketball, softball, and varsity football)
  • 2:30 pm: End of school
  • 2:45- 5:30 pm: Athletic practices (evaluate, treat, rehab athletic injuries)
  • 5:30 pm: Leave work and pick up the babies
  • 5:45 pm: Arrive at home
  • 6:00 pm Change for a workout, make dinner for the babies
  • 6:30 pm: Feed the babies, start baths, wait for Daryl to get home
  • 7:00 pm: Bathe babies and prepare for bedtime
  • 7:30 pm: Get the babies in their jammies, milk, read a book, brush teeth, and into bed
  • 8:00 pm: Workout
  • 9:30 pm: Shower and get ready for dinner
  • 10:00 pm: Eat dinner and wind down by watching a movie part of a movie before falling asleep
  • 11:00 pm: Go to sleep

A typical game day would look pretty much the same, except:

Whew! That was exhausting just typing it out. It's a crazy, busy life, but I love every bit of it. It amazes me what I get accomplished thoughout the day, all this, and I can sometimes manage to squeeze in a load of laundry.

*Daryl works just as much as I do, and we have learned to work together as a team to get stuff done around the house. We have gotten the babies' dinner/bath/ bedtime rountine down fairly well though I must say.


  1. Wow! That's a busy day! And you still have time to blog?? You are a super-woman!

    Lisa, Random Ramblings

  2. Yowza! What a day! I'm officially in awe, especially of the fact that you have time to fit blogging in too. Thanks for sharing. :)

  3. Thanks ladies! I usually only find time to blog about once a week :( but am trying to push myself to be more consistent with this A to Z challenge.

  4. I'm exhausted just reading your list about your day...and you blog? I didn't see where you squeezed that in...You go girl! You sound like an amazingly fun person, and I look forward to getting to visit here again. Gotta make it around to everyone on the team before that, though. Go Team Tina!

    Tina @ Life is Good
    Co-Host of the April A to Z Challenge
    Twitter: @AprilA2Z #atozchallenge


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...