I’m back with another A Day In The Life Of… It’s a chance for other bloggers to share what a typical day looks like for them. I’m proper nosey and I love to see what people get up to in their day. It’s also a great chance for you to find some more blogs that you might like to follow.
Today we have Bridget from Bridie By The Sea, Bridget lives in Brighton with her partner, her step son and their daughter, Emma.
Here is what a typical day looks like for her…
A huge thanks to Laura for letting me guest post and tell you a bit about what a typical day looks like for me. I’ve recently taken the plunge to go freelance on my blog so thought I would tell you what a typical day looks like for me.
06:00: I usually wake between 6am-6.15am to Emma saying “Mummy Daddy want out!”, which is my alarm clock. Emma doesn’t sleep through the night yet so those morning calls mean I’m usually bleary eyed as I get out of bed to see her but enjoy bringing her into our bed for cuddles.
06:30: I’ll head downstairs with Emma to play with her puzzles (her favourite activity). It also gives me a chance to coax her into getting her nappy changed, while I slowly wake up.
07:00: By this point, I’m very hungry so we head to the kitchen and Emma has a few slices of baguette, while I have ‘Mummy cereal’ (a.k.a porridge). We like to take our time with breakfast and usually by 7:30 my stepson wakes up and joins us too.
08:00: Time to get ready for the day! My stepson goes off to get his bag ready and I see to Emma’s. I’ll get her dressed, brush her teeth and hair and pack her spare outfit for the day. This almost always involves a bit of negotiation on what she’ll wear that day so it’s good to have a bit of spare time on our side.
08:25: My stepson leaves for school and we try to leave at the same time. Emma is enjoying walking to nursery these days, so we take a walk up the road, which usually takes us 15 minutes.
08:45: After dropping Emma off to nursery, I head back home for some child free time to crack on with work. It’s always slightly strange after the 4 day long weekend to have the house to myself all of a sudden.
9:15-13:00: With a cup of tea to hand, I start checking emails and spend an hour or so updating my social media. Then I will try to focus on writing a couple of blog posts or other content writing I’ve been asked to do.
13:00: I’ve been trying hard to get out of the house at lunchtime, so I go for a walk to our local coffee shop for a coffee.
14:00-16:00: I’ll carry on with some work in between doing some washing and keeping the kitchen clean for the evening’s dinner.
16:00: At this point, I usually head over to Sainsbury’s to get a few things for dinner (I still haven’t quite got round to batch cooking for the family..) and also pick up milk for Emma.
17:00: Pick up Emma from nursery – I always bring the buggy with me as it’s a fairly steep uphill climb to our house. But alas, every day she declines so I wonder why I bring it!
17:15: Arrive back home and heat up Emma’s dinner for her to eat. Unfortunately most days Emma doesn’t seem to eat the lunch main meal, so I’ve been making her dinner as usual in the evenings.
18:00: At this time, we’ll head upstairs for an early bath for start the evening wind down. I like doing it a bit early too, so she has time to play in the bath and not feel rushed.
18:45: Head upstairs to ‘find the milk bottle’, which is a game my other half invented to get Emma to go to bed! Surprisingly months later, it still works. She runs off to find the bottle and is happy to have a cuddle with milk before going to bed.
19:00: I’ll leave Emma to settle in her bed but some nights it takes a long time before she is asleep!
19:30: My other half will put on dinner while I do a few things for my blog and we’ll eat around 8pm.
20:00: We’ll watch a comedy like League of Their Own or find a film to watch together.
23:00: Emma usually wakes up for a feed at this point, so my other half will feed her. She also wakes again at 4am most nights before it all starts again!
Thank you Bridget!