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fitting it all in

March 3, 2014

Being a new mom changes your routine. Being a working mom changes your routine. I frequently ask myself how did I think I was so busy before? Now that Trey is 4 months old I can say that Keith and I have fallen into a fairly predictable routine. I thought I would give you guys a peek into my life as a working mom and how I manage to fit it all in.

Monday through Friday my schedule pretty much looks like this every day:

  • 4:20: Wake Up
  • 4:30-5:15: Work Out (here is where having a home gym is a LIFE SAVER!)
  • 5:15-6:10: Get ready for work and eat breakfast (take care of Bella: take her out, feed her, etc.)
  • 6:15: Leave for work
  • 6:30-3:30: Working (Our nanny comes at 8:15 each morning)
  • 3:45 – 6:15: Mama and Trey time!!
  • 6:15: Keith gets home from work, we eat dinner and Keith plays with Trey
  • 7:00: Trey’s bedtime routine starts (let him play naked on his changing pad for about 15 minutes, he gets a bath and then he eats his nighttime bottle before going to bed between 7:45-8:00)
  • 8:00-9:30: Hang with Keith, take a shower, get my lunch ready for the next day. I’m usually asleep by 9:30.

A few things to point out. First, I am incredibly lucky that we have a home gym. I am one of those people that isn’t going to work out at night so I have to do it in the morning. If I had to actually drive to a gym I don’t think I would so this is ideal for me. Second, I am also incredibly lucky that Keith doesn’t have to go to work until 9:00a.m so he does Trey duty every morning. Plus we have a nanny that comes to our house so we don’t have to worry about adding in a “getting ready for daycare routine” in there. Third, I am incredibly lucky that Trey sleeps through the night. He typically doesn’t wake up until 6:30/7:00 in the morning. But on the mornings when he does wake up while I am still home Keith takes care of it. In case you haven’t gotten it I feel incredibly lucky. 🙂 I definitely could not fit everything in without Keith. He is like the daddy/husband of the year! 🙂 I will say the hardest part is not seeing Trey before I go to work since he is typically still asleep but Keith Face Times me and that helps a ton.

I know I start my days SUPER early but I am a morning person. Always have been. In fact before Trey was born I used to work out at 4:30 before work too. So this is my normal. I get that most people think I am insane but I function really well in the morning. I am not a night owl. If I am ever up past 9:30 (even on the weekends) you should probably assume hell froze over. Ha! I am not a night person and really never have been. Ask my college roommates and they will tell you I was always the first one to call it a night.

On the weekends it’s different. Saturday mornings I go to the gym for Body Pump class at 9:00 and on Sundays I don’t workout at all so I typically sleep until Trey wakes up and I do the morning feedings on Saturday and Sunday and let Keith sleep in. It’s what works for us. And until Trey switches things up on us (which is bound to happen although I am DREADING it) this is how we will roll. 🙂


And just because I think this picture is awesome: Keith was working on our taxes this weekend and Trey was “helping”…ha! I wanted to say, “trust me buddy, my eyes get that big when working on taxes too.” 🙂


So there you have it…my working mom schedule. If you are a mom (SAHM or Working) what’s your schedule? I love knowing how others fit it all in too!

12 Comments leave one →
  1. March 3, 2014 9:27 am

    You are incredibly lucky–especially because you know it! Nice to see your exuberance for your new mommahood.

  2. March 3, 2014 10:28 am

    Haha aww that’s an adorable picture!

  3. March 3, 2014 11:52 am

    I go back to work tomorrow (eek!!!) and really hoping that we settle into a routine quickly. I need to start in with the morning workouts again even if they’re just workout videos. I’m also a morning person and there’s no way a workout will be happening at night. How has it been being back at work? How long did it take you to get over the initial shock?

    • March 3, 2014 12:04 pm

      I would say I cried everyday on my drive to work for the first 3 weeks. The hardest part for me is that Trey is still asleep when I leave for work. But Keith facetimes me when he wakes up and that helps.

      • March 3, 2014 12:40 pm

        I’m in the same boat as you! I leave for work at 6:30am and Allston usually doesn’t wake up until 7am at the earliest. I’ve thought of having my husband FaceTime me too. Good call on that. I’ll be stocking up on the tissues :(.

  4. March 3, 2014 1:29 pm

    Love that Keith Facetimes you. Seriously that is awesome!

  5. March 4, 2014 12:22 am

    It’s 11:22 and I just finished pumping and am stopping working even though I should keep working. HA! I’ll get up at 6:30 and repeat. Zzzzzz!

  6. March 5, 2014 12:01 pm

    What does your home gym consist of? I cannot, for the life of me, figure out how I am going to fit in working out when I go back to work.

  7. Cindy Bleier permalink
    March 5, 2014 8:56 pm

    Kelly, I’m the opposite of you… Totally an evening person and definately not a morning person. My husband leaves very early for work and gets home later than me so I do both drop off and pick up from the babysitters. I get up at 7am when Ryan does, 7-8:30am is breakfast for both me and Ryan then getting us both ready, 8:30 take Ryan to babysitters, at work from 9:30am-4:15pm, pick Ryan up at 5pm, 5:15-6 cook dinner, 5:45 Scott’s home, 6pm dinner, 6:30 clean up, 7pm bath for Ryan, 7:30-8pm playtime with Ryan, 8pm Ryan in bed, 8:30 workout in home gym (P90X3), 9-10:30 relax, sometimes more work, shower and bed by 11pm! Crazy how our lives change with a child!

  8. Alexa J. permalink
    March 28, 2014 8:15 am

    Hi, Kelly!
    You are very lucky, indeed! I am SAHM and I have been struggling with shedding some pounds ever since my little Taira was born. There is just so much going on, taking care of Taira and the household… I barely find any time for myself. And if I do, I am just too comfortable to give up time up to some activity which includes moving! I understand that there is no such thing as time wasted by exercising, but you know how it is 🙂 I used to play tennis actively, and I have been a member of a club for some time too, but again, I no longer have the time. I was thinking about having a small tennis court built, but unfortunately, I am far from having the funds for such an investment at the moment. There is a spare room in the house, which I have been thinking about remodeling into a home gym with a couple of weights, a Bosu ball and some mirrors. This option is a lot cheaper, and many people, you including, claim that home gym is a blessing.

    BTW, Trey might be the cutest baby ever! Together with Taira, of course:)
    Have a great day!

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