Emmie Afternoon

A Day in the Life: 21 Months

It’s been awhile since I shared what our typical day looks like.  I love reading about how other moms spend their days with their kiddos because sometimes it gives me new ideas etc.  So, this is what our day looked like yesterday!


A Day in the Life



**Emmie was up from 12:30-1:45AM for whatever reason which is not the normal.  Our morning was thus a little delayed …


7:30AM I wake up and play on my phone for a few minutes in bed.  Get up, drink coffee, do some blog stuff, start breakfast.


8AM Emmie has been up for a few minutes but makes her presence known.  It’s a diaper change and out to the kitchen for breakfast.  When she’s done eating we brush her teeth, wash her hands, and get her dressed.  She then gets to watch an episode of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse while I clean up the kitchen, make my bed, and get dressed.


9:30AM We head to the gym.  Em plays in child care and I get my sweat on.  Important for BOTH of sanities 😉


11AM We are home from the gym and Em wants to play outside.  We walk the cul-de-sac while she rides her Tricycoo until she wants to push it herself.


Emmie Tricycoo


1145AM Make lunch for Emmie while she plays in her playroom.  While she eats I make my lunch.


12:15PM Diaper change and nap time for the Emster.  I grab the baby monitor from my room and go eat my lunch while catching up on reality TV while I eat.  30 minutes later Em is still up … I video-stalk her for a bit and she finally goes to sleep around 1PM.


Nap Wars



Nap-time is like a marathon race over here.  Over the next two hours I:

  • Do 3 loads of laundry, get 2 folded
  • Write and submit two freelance projects
  • Respond to emails/blog stuff
  • Make play-dough
  • Defrost pork chops for dinner

3:15PM Em is up.  I can normally count on 2 hours of blessed quiet each afternoon.  A diaper change later we are on the couch with a sippy of milk snuggling and watching an episode of Mickey Mouse.  Em is like me and needs some time to process being awake again before we play.


4:00PM Time for play-dough!  This was our first time playing with the stuff and I am not sure why I waited so long.  She had a blast trying to roll it out, cutting the shapes, and telling me what the shapes were.  We also Skyped with my mom during this time.


Emmie Afternoon


5:00PM It’s baking time!  We ran out of banana bread over the weekend and that just won’t do.  Em and I quickly make a batch of Emily’s whole wheat oatmeal banana bread and pop it in the oven.  Em goes back to playing, I wash and chop vegetables for dinner and check with Chris to see if he is going to be home to eat with us.  He is!


6:15PM Chris gets home and throws pork chops on the grill while I roast vegetables.  Dinner is ready in a matter of minutes so we can sit down, pray, and eat as a family which is a rarity during the week and also some of my good stuff.


6:45PM Chris and Emmie go the living room to play.  I finish folding laundry, empty the dishwasher, make my coffee for the morning, and pick up the playroom and living room.


7:15PM It’s time for Em’s bedtime routine.  She brushes her teeth, gets lotioned up and in her PJs, and picks up 3 books for Chris to read to her.  When Chris is home he puts her to bed since he doesn’t get a lot of time with her during the day.  I love hearing them chatter over the monitor :)


7:30PM I sit down at the computer with my pregnancy tea to see what all I have to do the next day.


Evening Tea


8:30PM Before heading to bed I wipe down the kitchen counters and make sure everything is straightened up.  I am wiped from being up the night before so I go snuggle in bed and watch a TV show while Chris works on his homework.


9:30PM Chris comes to bed and lights are out.  This is WAY earlier for both of us than normal but he has a 0345 AM alarm set and we are both exhausted from Em being up the night before.


That’s pretty much how our days go.  It’ll be interesting to see how much it changes when the Jellybean makes her appearance in a few months :)


Is your daily routine pretty typical or does it change day by day?

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32 thoughts on “A Day in the Life: 21 Months”

    1. She can’t “use” it yet – I have to push her. But the awesome thing about the Tricycoo is that it grows with your child. Right now the pedals are locked and she puts her feet on them. Soon, we can take the back thing off and let her pedal etc. She got it for Christmas (14 months) and we have loved it since!

  1. Our days are usually pretty standard. I get up at 4:30 to run, I have to be home by 6 so hubs can leave for work, shower, then I have about 30 minutes before the kids are allowed to get up. At 7am it’s time to feed the little ladies breakfast, I unload the dishwasher (we wash at night), catch up on blog reading, then the real day begins: grocery shopping, water park, regular park, play dates with friends…it varies. Hubs returns from work around 5, we eat dinner, bathe children and they’re usually in bed around 7pm. This is usually when I get my blogging done and scheduled to post and I’m in bed by 10. 4:30am comes really fast.
    It’s kind of fun peeking in to the lives of others. Also, I miss naps. :)
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  2. What a busy day! I know if I were a stay at home mom, I’d be going to the gym EVERY single day since it’s a “break” and the kiddos get to play with other kids. 😉 Don’t worry, I’m in bed at that time every single night regardless of if I’ve been up the night before or not. I like to get my reading time in before John heads to bed around 10 or 10:30 because when he comes to bed he makes it known he wants the lights out. lol
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  3. Sounds like a good day to me!! I love that Em needs some chill out time when she wakes up! I’m so interested to see what Nia is like as a toddler and what her personality is like…besides how cheeky she is already haha!!

    I need to take advantage of naptimes more! Right now she’s napping and I’m getting caught up on blogs, but next nap, I should do some housework! ahha
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  4. Your daughter is precious!!I used to love nap time when my first son was little, it was quiet and I got so much done! Sadly, those days are gone, the only chance I get at alone time at my house, is at night after they go to bed. I finally broke down and put them in a camp this week from 9-12. I rush home, do all of the essential house duties that is near impossible with them here. Mom’s are seriously tough! LOL
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  5. Yeah, mine is up and at it by 5 a.m. (no matter how you try to alter that). So, our day is a bit of a running start. And the nap is getting shorter and shorter. But there’s so much more you can do with them as they get older to make the day a success. Sounds like fun!

  6. My day to day… Some things stay the same, and I am very routined, but between the hours of 10 & 5 or 6 things change every day. I do however go to bed every night at roughly the same time and wake up every morning at roughly the same time so as to get my work out in…. I always make sure that everything I have to do during the day is DONE by 6 at least, so I can then unwind with a nice dinner a little crappy TV and my delicious bed! LOL!
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  7. I stumbled upon your blog a few months ago, but this is my first time commenting. Where are you guys stationed if you don’t mind me asking (we’re currently in El Paso at Fort Bliss). Since I’m army wife as well, I love when I happen to find bloggers who share the same type of lifestyle! Also, does your gym on post offer child care for kids?

  8. Hi! New reader here. I loooove reading day in the life posts. My little guy is 7 months so we are getting into a good schedule for our days. It’s nice to finally have a guess at what the day will look like. He’s not the best napper if we are out so I try to balance activities and plenty of time at home. :)
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  9. Ok I admit to being a nervous nelly maybe even a little paranoid. So keep that in mind when you read my question :-). How did you decide the daycare at your gym was safe? What questions did you ask and what things did you look for? I want to join the YMCA that is fairly close to me but I’m nervous to put my 18 month old in day care. My mom watches him when I work so he’s never been in daycare which is prolly why I’m so nervous. Any specific advice you could give would be great.
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