Two Peas and Their Pod

A Day in the Life

People always ask me, “How do you do it?” They want to know how I blog, do freelance work,  take care of a baby, husband, and manage every day life. Trust me, I don’t have a secret. I am sure most of you do a better job than I do. I just try to survive each day with a smile on my face. I am very grateful that blogging is my full time job so I can stay home with our little guy. I love blogging, but I love our baby even more. Being a mother is the best job! I couldn’t do what I do without my handsome husband. Josh is a HUGE help around the house, with the blog, and with our sweet little pea.

Today I am sharing a glimpse at what my typical day looks like. The photos were taken with my iPhone so sorry if some are not that great:)

5:00 a.m-I hear Caleb crying so I go to the nursery to feed him breakfast. It usually takes him about 20 minutes to eat. I usually check my emails, Twitter, Facebook, etc. on my iPhone while he eats.

5:30 a.m.-I put Caleb back in his crib and cross my fingers that he will fall back asleep. I change clothes and get ready to hit the gym! I tell Josh I am leaving and to listen for Caleb:)

6:00 a.m.-I get my sweat on at DASH Fitness. Thursday morning is Body Combat class! I love starting my morning with a good workout.

7:05 a.m.-I get home from the gym and check in on Caleb. He’s still sleeping so I take a quick shower. Josh is still sleeping too:)

7:15-I eat breakfast-a bowl of oatmeal with banana slices, cinnamon, and a splash of milk.

7:30-Caleb wakes up. Josh and I fight over who gets to grab him from his crib:)  I feed him for the 2nd time and catch up on what’s going on online via my iPhone.

8:00-Josh changes Caleb and puts him in his swing. Josh leaves for work.

8:15-Caleb usually talks for about 15 minutes in his swing and falls asleep. I get to work while he is napping. Nap time is coveted time these days:) I respond to emails, edit photos, and write my blog post for Friday.

10:15-I get lucky and Caleb takes a 2 hour nap! Yay! I feed him again and get him dressed for the day.

10:45-It’s play time! Caleb loves to play on the floor with his toys. I grab a quick snack-Chobani yogurt and an orange.

11:00-Caleb gets bored on the floor, so we head outside for a walk.

11:30-We are back and it’s time to change Caleb again!

11:45-Caleb is hungry so I feed him lunch. This time he gets rice cereal with avocado mixed in.

12:15-Caleb takes another nap.

12:30-I hurry and grab a quick lunch. I make a Smashed Chickpea & Avocado Salad Sandwich-my favorite lunch:) I catch up on emails, Twitter, Facebook, etc. while I eat.

1:00-Caleb is already awake. He didn’t take a very long nap:( Caleb helps me unload the dishwasher and do a few chores. I have a few emails to answer so Caleb sits on my lap and I type very slowly:)

2:00-Caleb eats again and falls asleep while he is eating. I carefully move him to his swing so he can take a nap. He sleeps much better in his swing during the day.

2:15-I get busy in the kitchen and whip up a batch of cookies for the blog.

3:00-Caleb wakes up when I am in the middle of taking photos. I grab him, change him, and let him play on the floor so I can finish up.

3:20-I grab an apple and a few pretzels for my afternoon snack. We go on another walk. Caleb loves to be outside!

4:00-Caleb eats again.

4:30-We sit outside on the porch waiting for daddy to get home from work. Caleb loves to watch the cars go by.

5:00-Daddy gets home! Daddy changes Caleb (had to do an outfit change too) and plays with him while I get dinner going. I make one of our favorite meals, Black Bean Sweet Potato Tostadas.

5:45-We sit down and eat dinner together. Caleb sits on daddy’s lap while we eat and we talk about our days.

6:10-We feed Caleb dinner!

6:30-We go on a family walk around the park.

6:45-Josh and Caleb swing together-one of Caleb’s favorite activities.

7:00-Bath time for Caleb, probably his favorite time of the day.

7:15-Naked time before bed. We let Caleb roll around in his diaper before bed. He loves it!

7:45-We put Caleb in his pj’s and I feed him.

8:15-Bed time for Caleb! We both put him down and then grab the monitor so we can spy on him. He talks for 5 minutes and then falls asleep.

8:20-We turn on the T.V. I am behind on my Grey’s, so I let Josh watch whatever he wants:) I head back to the computer to catch up on blog stuff!

9:00-I eat my favorite bedtime snack-a mug of cereal. Tonight it is Honey Nut Cheerios:) I browse Pinterest while eating.

9:30-I get ready for bed! Josh isn’t tired yet, so he stays up and listens to TED Talks. :)

10:00-I am out!

1:16-Caleb wakes up for a snack. I feed him and go back to bed!

There you have it-A Day in the Life of Me! Of course, not every day is like this, but on average, this is what we do! And of course there are things I left out, but you get the idea:)

 

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72 Responses to “A Day in the Life”

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — May 1, 2012 @ 4:29 am

    So nice to read this post and that you adore being a mother and what a cutie Caleb is!

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    Haha…I love it! :D I try to imagine what my day will be like once this baby is born. I’d imagine that it’ll be something like this. What a fun and busy day! :D I’m so jealous that you have parks within walking distance of your house. It must me so nice just to take a afternoon stroll. Ahh. P.S. I love that Josh watches TED talks. My husband watches those while he runs on the treadmill. Gotta love our men! ;-)

    • Two Peas replied: — May 1st, 2012 @ 10:38 am

      Josh is obsessed with TED talks! Our hubbies need to meet…and so do we!

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    Aimee @ ShugarySweets — May 1, 2012 @ 6:45 am

    I love getting a glimpse into other people’s lives! That was a fun read! Thanks for sharing, and Caleb is just a doll!

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    gidget — May 1, 2012 @ 7:05 am

    busy full day I wish mine had napped that good. they took 1 nap a day (it was 2 hours). They did crash at 7 though , course I wasn’t far behind them :) and up at 6am.

    He is such a cutie!

    all your food photos look so yummy off to check out the recipes.

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    Julie @ Table for Two — May 1, 2012 @ 8:07 am

    this is so fun! I love reading things like this :) thanks for sharing!

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    Marian (Sweetopia) — May 1, 2012 @ 8:16 am

    Love it! Thanks for sharing, Maria. I did wonder too how you do it!
    I have oatmeal with cinnamon and raisons almost every morning, and am thinking I’ll have to try it with bananas tomorrow…Mmm. Btw, admire you for getting up to work out every morning!
    Enjoy your day!

    • Two Peas replied: — May 1st, 2012 @ 10:38 am

      I love cinnamon and raisin oatmeal too:) Yay for oatmeal!

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    Tanya Schroeder — May 1, 2012 @ 8:26 am

    I loved this! Wish I could go back in time to when my 3 were babies! I think 7-8 months old is the best! I am envious that you have the drive to get up at 6 am to work out! Caleb is truly out of this world cute!

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    Brooke Brown — May 1, 2012 @ 8:28 am

    Oh, I do miss my boys being little. It goes by quickly, believe me! Mine are 21 and 19 now, and I swear they were just little tykes… yesterday. I can see that you’re cherishing every moment! Lucky gal, you!

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    Loved this post. Behind-the-scenes things are such fun.

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    Brooke Brown — May 1, 2012 @ 8:29 am

    Btw-your little guy is a dreamboat!

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    When my son was a baby he loved sitting on the porch swing too! We also have family walks almost every evening. I love them! Count your lucky stars because my child never slept!!! Ever. Envious.

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    Multi-Testing Mommy — May 1, 2012 @ 8:43 am

    GREAT post! I love reading “a day in the life” type posts….makes me feel more normal.

    You should write these up every 6 months to see how your life changes!

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    You really are super mom and your son is SO adorable with those big eyes and smiling face!

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    Amanda — May 1, 2012 @ 8:50 am

    Cutie Caleb!
    FYI: I’ve had the avocado/chickpea sandwich three times in two weeks! My little Olive likes it, too.

    • Two Peas replied: — May 1st, 2012 @ 10:37 am

      Love that sandwich!

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    Francesca — May 1, 2012 @ 9:04 am

    I have really lovely your posts recently. Caleb is just beautiful. I bet you could spend all day looking at him.

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    Amanda Varone — May 1, 2012 @ 9:30 am

    Great pictures of your cute baby boy. Do you have any tips or recommendations on starting a new blog. I just started at the beginning of this year and I’m gettingvisits (thanks to the ease of marketing with social media these days), but I want more :) How long did it take for yours to get as successful as it is today? Thanks!

    • Two Peas replied: — May 1st, 2012 @ 10:37 am

      We’ve been blogging for almost 4 years, so we’ve been at it for awhile now:)

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    Jennifer — May 1, 2012 @ 9:31 am

    I love this update in the life of you (and y’all) :) Thanks for sharing it!

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    These are my favorite kinds of posts! I love glimpses into other stay at home moms or bloggers lives. It shows that we are all very similar because I think most of us have a schedule/life like this. Thanks for sharing <3

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    Bev Weidner — May 1, 2012 @ 9:48 am

    Love this! I do the same thing, except totally not. ;)

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    Ashley — May 1, 2012 @ 10:01 am

    LOOK at that cute little face!!! I love his hair! :) You are one busy mama! Thanks for sharing this little look into your day.

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    Busy day! It’s amazing what we do in an average day! Your son is just so cute!

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    Wow! All I can say is that you are so lucky that Caleb naps so much! I am a fellow blogger and have a 3 1/2 year old who no longer naps (hasn’t since 2 1/2) and it is REALLY hard to find time to get my work done. Enjoy all this nap time while you can! Thanks for sharing a typical “day in the life.” I would love to hear about different food you make for your son, as mine has become quite a picky eater! Might give me some new ideas of things to make for her.

    • Two Peas replied: — May 1st, 2012 @ 10:36 am

      He doesn’t nap this well every day, but he usually takes 2 decent naps, one in the morning and one in the afternoon!

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    This sounds almost exactly like my days except add 3 kids and minus about 4 of those naps! Haha! I am jealous your little dude will take so many naps still! My youngest is 9 months and she is only taking two naps a day now. Enjoy that!! ;)

    • Two Peas replied: — May 1st, 2012 @ 10:35 am

      He doesn’t nap this well everyday:) I always cross my fingers for good naps:)

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    Aaaah! He is too stinkin’ cute!

    Your day sounds exactly like mine. Even the part about grabbing baby out of the crib and letting him/her play so you can finish up shooting food :) Love this post! I may have to copy your idea because I get asked that question all the time too!

    • Two Peas replied: — May 1st, 2012 @ 10:35 am

      Everyday is a busy day:)

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    Delishhh — May 1, 2012 @ 10:14 am

    Very similar to my days while i am home with little Ella!! But while i am on maternity leave i also do lunches with moms, playgroups etc. Love staying at home. But i have to go back to work in a few months. Right now i am loving it though.

    • Two Peas replied: — May 1st, 2012 @ 10:35 am

      We get out somedays too. Caleb loves being around other kiddos! Hope you are doing well!

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    EatLiveRun — May 1, 2012 @ 10:27 am

    love this! I totally giggled at “naked time before bed”. hehehe

    • Two Peas replied: — May 1st, 2012 @ 10:34 am

      Caleb loves “naked time.” :) Can’t wait for you to meet him!

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    AmyRuth — May 1, 2012 @ 10:30 am

    yep! That’s a busy day making every minute count! Great job and plan.
    AmyRuth

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    Alessandra — May 1, 2012 @ 10:31 am

    This is almost an exact replica of my days when my son was Caleb’s age……miss it dearly, but you are right being a mother is the best job in the world, thanks for sharing:)

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    vanessa — May 1, 2012 @ 10:36 am

    WoW, you sound like me. You are amazing.

    Vanessa

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    HeatherChristo — May 1, 2012 @ 10:47 am

    Oh Maria- I forgot so quickly how that baby stage is- it is just quick little bursts to get things in between naps. (My first LIVED in the swing by the way!) I’m afraid it doesn’t really get past that schedule- the bursts are just for different things other than naps, like coloring or barbies! It is a pretty crazy life to be a mom that works at home and watches the kids- but it is so worth it not to miss that time when they are little. I love “day-in-the life” It is always cool to see how other people live!

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    Love day in the life posts. Caleb is such a little cutie! I have been a stay at home mom for about a little over a year now and I am so blessed and thankful to have the opportunity to be home with my kids when they are small. Even though some days I want to pull my hair out.

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    Stephanie — May 1, 2012 @ 11:13 am

    Love reading about how other blogger’s days look! So fun! Thanks for letting us take a peek at a day in your life:)

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    Emilie — May 1, 2012 @ 11:24 am

    favorite nighttime snack-cinnamon chex cereal. I’m always amazed at stay-at-home, working moms. You basically have two full time jobs! But Caleb is the most adorable baby, you must be doing everything right :)

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    Cassie Laemmli — May 1, 2012 @ 11:34 am

    What a great way to share your life. Caleb is so precious!

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    Jolyn — May 1, 2012 @ 11:47 am

    Sounds like a great, productive day for everyone! :-) My little 9 month-old, Gabriella, will not lay in her crib and fall asleep like your little Caleb! How in the world did you manage to get that routine down?

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    Sharyn Dimmick — May 1, 2012 @ 12:22 pm

    I can’t believe you get anything done with all of the feeding and changing and walking and playing. Yow!

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    You’ve got things down. So fun to see inside of your day. :)

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    Cooking with Michele — May 1, 2012 @ 2:03 pm

    It’s been a long time since I’ve had babies to care for, and I had totally forgotten how many times a day they eat! The difference for us was we had no phones or iPads to play with while feeding them, so I think I just sat there!

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    teresa — May 1, 2012 @ 2:45 pm

    Delighted to read about your day with your handsome boys!
    Can I just say~
    Caleb is honestly THE CUTEST baby I’ve ever seen!
    Shhhh!
    Don’t tell my sister I said that. ;)
    What a JOY it must be sharing your days with that little bundle of HAPPY!
    xo

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    Rena — May 1, 2012 @ 2:50 pm

    LOVED this! You are a great momma.

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