As a WAHM, What’s My Schedule

I've had a few people ask me what my daily schedule is as a professional blogging WAHM. Here you are. Keep in mind, though, that it's approximate. If there's anything any mom knows, the schedule almost always needs to be tweaked. Or thrown out completely.

Sometime between 5:30 and 6:00 am: Drag myself out of bed and head downstairs (in P.J.s) to the office. Sun Salutation to get me going, start looking at email and the news reader.

6:00 – 7:30: Working. Reading other blogs and news readers. Writing blog posts for corporate clients. In the meantime, Gavin gets up and gets himself dressed.

7:30 – 8:00: Get Gavin breakfast and get me ready for the day.

8:00 – 8:45: Try to cram in a post or two before leaving (8:15) to take Gavin to preschool and Josh to work. Take my boys to where they need to be and come back home.

8:45 – 11:15: Come back, get a glass of juice and a Fiber One bar for breakfast. Work, work, work on blogs and other freelance writing assignments until its time to pick Gavin up.

11:15 – 12:45 pm: Get Gavin. This time is used for running errands. Talk to Gavin about what he learned and did preschool. If I don't have errands, we come back and I do a little work (or social media stuff) while Gavin plays.

12:45 – 1:30: Lunch time!

1:30 – 2:15 or so: Gavin has quiet time, contemplating life or looking at books or even napping in his room. I work on what freelance writing project most urgently needs my attention.

2:15 or so – 5:15: Gavin and I play, read, do workbook and/or (now that the weather's nice) go outside.

5:15 – 6:30: Pick Josh up at the bus stop and come back. Get dinner together and eat.

6:30 – 7:00: Unwind and relax as a family.

7:00 – 7:20: Gavin gets ready for bed, family scripture study, bed time for Gavin.

7:20 – 8:00: Exercise time.

8:00 – 10:30 or so: Shower and then spend time with Josh until I fall into bed.

6 thoughts on “As a WAHM, What’s My Schedule”

  1. Miranda,

    Kudos to you, girl! You really know how to run your business, and budget your time appropriately, balancing work and home life. It takes a lot of self-discipline and dedication to create and follow a designated home work schedule, and it looks like you’ve done just that. You also clearly know the significance of keeping updated on relevant blogs, checking those in the morning before you start your own work. It’s amazing what the internet allows us to do right from home. Who ever thought blogging could become such a profitable and enjoyable job? I’ve just recently started using Office Live Small Business to create my online presence, and I must say, it’s an incredible tool for any WAHM, established or just starting out. Not only does it keep you updated on your daily/weekly hits, it has a highly organized e-mail platform for all your important invoices, and a great newsletter blast option to keep your customers up to date on all the happenings. It also includes an easy-to-use web page designer, perfect for a less web-savvy mom. I wouldn’t tell you about OLSB if I didn’t have complete confidence in it. Please, check it out!

    There’s more information at http://smallbusiness.officelive.com

    One of the best aspects of OLSB is that Microsoft even hosts everything on your site for free! And to top it off, you get a free customized “.com” domain name! Now, I work with Microsoft, so if you or any readers have any questions, I’m always around and would be more than happy to answer them for you! My personal e-mail address is k-rosenberg@live.com. Miranda, again, thanks so much for a great read! I’ll be checking in. I hope to be in touch, and keep up the fantastic work.

    Best,
    Kimberly

  2. Well, having a schedule helps. That, of course, changes a bit for the summer. With Gavin out of school and family trips, I have a feeling things will get a lot more hectic.

    Nice tip on the Office Live. I use a Mac, and am not overly fond of Microsoft products, but others may find it helpful.

  3. Hey, where do you fit in 3 hours a day of World of Warcraft?!?

    A lot of us have pretty full days. It’s good to see you leave time for the important things (except your shocking lack of video game playing, of course).

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