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A Day In the Life {Single Working Mama of One}

4:00 a.m. (ballpark)- A crying, somehow naked toddler crawls into my bed. Because she has wet hers. We get up and go to the bathroom and then snuggle in. 

6:30 a.m.- Said toddler grabs my face and starts kissing me awake! She then makes the most adorable attempt at ‘knock-knock’ jokes. I cuddle and plead for more sleep- which actually happens!

7:30 a.m.- We are both awake and toddler wants to chat. Morning moments are priceless. Lots of “I love you’s” are exchanged, we make funny faces to each other and try out different silly voices. Coffee beckons. Toddler pleads for “Five more MINUTES” of mommy time. I get to acquiesce today and that makes me happy!

8:15 a.m.- Toddler “makes” coffee. Bless the Kurig. I check work e-mail.

8:20 a.m.- HOMEWORK!!!!! Don’t judge- she’s only three. And we totally roll last minute like this.

8:40 a.m.- Screentime babysitter. Hey- it happens. This mom has to at LEAST wash her body. Hair? It’s day three. With dry shampoo and some curler action, day three hair is usually rockin. 

9:15 a.m.- Out the door. Say a quick thanks we’re almost over the carseat wars.

9:20 a.m.- Back in the door to double check that curlers, iron, coffee pot, etc. . . are all turned off and I won’t burn the house down.

9:45 a.m.- Besos to my girl. Feel bad getting her to school after Circle time. Again. Oh well, I’m home late today and our time together was so worth it.

10:00 a.m.- Driving and making calls. Check in with the bossman. Confirm appointments later in the week. Get a financial manager on the phone to start finalizing a deal- YAY! Try to schedule others.

10:45 a.m.- Have some time before my lunch appointment; make cold calls. Pretty sure they get me nowhere.

12:30 p.m.- Lunch meeting with potential customer. Order salad.

2:30 p.m.- Stop to get food. I’m HANGRY. I didn’t eat the salad. 

3:00 p.m.- AHHHH! Need to get plane tickets! Why did I put this off? Never mind. I found what I need. Will only have to reschedule one meeting.

3:15 p.m.- Send e-mail to see if I can move meeting. So I can make recently scheduled flight and spend some quality time with the smartphone answering and sending e-mails. 

4:00 p.m.- Visit a customer. We’re friends and end up talking about our kids.

5:00 p.m.- Run into the mall to pick up lingerie for a bestie who is getting hitched soon! Calculate how many years we’ve been friends (over 25). Feel old and nostalgic for a second.

5:30 p.m.- Systematically haul 75 pounds of marketing material into a banquet room and get my display table pretty for the continuing education I’m sponsoring. Pray my speaker has arrived from out of state.

6:00 p.m.- Speaker here: YAAAS! Good turnout. Identify a few potential customers. Almost get a dinner meeting scheduled. Decide to celebrate the small wins.

9:00 p.m.- Say my goodbyes and head for home. See I missed a FaceTime call from my baby. Sad, but know I’ve got her tomorrow and grateful we spent that extra time together this morning. Check odometer- I’ve put on 36k miles in a year…

10:15 p.m.- Hello to my house! So good to see you, even though you’re an utter disaster.

10:30 p.m.-Out of heels and pantyhose and into ugly comfies. Pour a glass of wine. Assess the mess, remember sheets need to be changed. Decide tomorrow is a good enough. Ponder my daughter’s nudist tendencies. Check social media. Zone out.


2 Responses to A Day In the Life {Single Working Mama of One}

  1. Juan Alonso March 15, 2017 at 3:38 pm #

    First of all, let me say that I came across this post by mistake. I was searching for Sonoma/Napa County Blogs that would be somewhat related to my business (photo booth company), and 3 lines down the search result, I clicked on what I thought was related to my business. I found your post, not related to my business but to my life. Let me clarify that am neither a woman nor single, but a dad of a 5 year old boy and a husband. As I read the title, I was tempted to click the back button, and jump to another blog, but something made me start reading. As I finished reading, I realized that I stayed till the end…

    I realized, that I am not the only one with a crazy schedule and overbooked days. I felt as if some of the lines where written by me, and I laughed on a few occasions. Your writing style was very entertaining. Thank you for the few minutes of stress relief…

  2. Lindsay March 21, 2017 at 2:54 am #

    I can totally relate to this! I’m single full time working mom to 3 year old girl! Have been since she was 18 months. It hasn’t always been easy that’s for sure. She’s in preschool and I have to be creative in balancing everything! I do it all on my own without any help. It’s hard sometimes, but shows me how much strength I have.