A Day In The Life Of…Dear Bear and Beany

A Day In The Life Of…Dear Bear and Beany

I am so excited to be starting a new series on my blog, called A Day In The Life Of… It’s a chance for other bloggers to share what a typical day looks like for them.  It’s also a great chance for you to find some more blogs that you might like to follow…

But before I start sharing other people’s A Day In The Life… I thought I would share with you what a day in my life looks like.

No two days are the same for me, except for the beginning and the end. Holly and I like to mix it up a bit!

Here is A Day In My Life…

06.00: Our day starts early with Holly waking up and calling for daddy to come and get her. To be honest it can sometimes be a 5.30am start! She will come in with us until Alice wakes up, usually at 7am.
07.00: Andy takes the girls downstairs for breakfast and I get their clothes sorted for the day. Then I jump in the shower and start to get ready. I am normally joined by two little people who want to get ready with mummy and we all get dressed. Andy then gets ready and leaves us to it.
08.30: It’s time for the girls and I to leave the house and take Alice to school. This involves getting shoes, coats, gloves and hats on the girls. Making sure Alice has her book bag. Some days this is fine and other days it all goes wrong!
09.00: With Alice at school, Holly and I head to the woods for a walk. I love where we live and that this is now on our doorstep. It’s nice to have some fresh air and make the most of being out of the house early.
09.45: After our walk we head to town and get some jobs done. This always includes a trip to the coffee shop, a nice little treat for us both. Holly is getting a lot better at wanting to sit and chat while we have a drink. Plus they normally have some colouring for her to do.
11.30: We arrive home and Holly plays with her toys, while I will have a tidy around. Holly is a little girl that just loves to play with her toys and will ask to do this a lot. It’s so lovely to watch her engage with them. I will get made countless cups of coffee and toast! 
12.00: Lunchtime! Holly and I will sit down for lunch together. Holly can be a bit of a pickle with eating and depending on what mood she in, what day of the week or anything else that can make these little people be out of sorts!! She with either sit nicely and eat it without any problems or I will spend the next 30 minutes trying to get her to sit down, or chase her around popping a sandwich in her mouth. 
13.00: Holly will go down for her nap. After one day this week where she didn’t want to nap, I was worried she was going to start dropping it. But thankfully that seems to be a one off and she is back to being the little girl that loves her nap. While Holly naps I will do a few jobs around the house. 
14.00: With Holly still asleep and my jobs done, I can sit down and get some blogging done. I have a nice cup of coffee and pop something on the tv to watch. 
14.30: Holly will wake up and we will have some snuggles and watch Peter Rabbit (her favourite), while she wakes up. I love this time of day, these snuggles are so precious. 
14.55: We leave to go and pick Alice up from school. Holly’s favourite time of day, she really misses Alice and loves it when it’s time to collect her. She repeatedly says ‘let’s go get Alice’! 
15.30: Back home the girls will have a snack and start playing together. I love the way that they are now playing in sync with each other. They make dens, play with their dolls or Alice will be the teacher. Today’s game was being hairdressers and yes, mummy was the customer. Here is Holly doing my hair!
16.15: I will leave the girls to their games and start to prepare dinner. I keep meaning to get more organised and use my slow cooker, but it’s still on my ‘To Do’ list. The girls will be in and out seeing what I am doing. As it gets closer to dinner and they start to get tired I will pop the tv on and they will watch it together. 

17.00: Andy will normally arrive home about now and we will sit down and have dinner together. The girls love it when daddy comes home, it’s probably one of the only downside to being a stay at home mum. I don’t get a little person running up and cuddling my leg, so excited to see you. Either Andy or I will tidy up after dinner and the other one will go and sit with the girls. Alice will get her reading book from school to read with us and Holly will either play with her toys or watch tv, depending how tired she is. 

18.15: We head upstairs to start the bath and the girls hop in. Andy does bath time and I will tidy round their bedrooms or hang up any clothes that have come out the dryer.  Then the girls get out and we get them dressed, teeth brushed and then it’s story time. They get to choose a book each and we sit down together and read them. 
19.00: The girls are in bed and usually asleep and its time for Andy and I to head downstairs. We will tidy the last few toys away and then settle down for the evening. Tonight I am doing a bit of blogging sat on the sofa and Andy is watching something that is very loud and boring! 
22.00: It’s time for us to head to bed. I like to read my book for a while, I love to read and I now make sure I have this time each night. I will doze of at some point, ready to do it all again tomorrow!

I hope you enjoyed seeing what my day look like and that you will enjoy this new series. If you would like to take part in this series, I would love to have you. Drop me an email at [email protected]
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  1. 20/01/2017 / 09:55

    you’re so lucky that the girls sleep by 7, I enjoyed reading this post and getting to know what an average day for you looks like #thelist

  2. Helen
    20/01/2017 / 13:05

    What an action packed day! Your routine sounds very similar to ours, an early bedtime is essential in our house in order to minimise the chance of an overtired grumpy toddler. The woods near your house look beautiful – what a great place to escape 🙂 #TheList

    Helen x


  3. 21/01/2017 / 20:04

    It’s surprising just how quickly the day goes isn’t it? Being at home people presume you sit with your feet up doing nothing all day – well I only do that some days ha, but it takes time to keep on top of everything.

    Stevie x

  4. Becky @ Educating Roversi
    21/01/2017 / 22:06

    I love this sort of post! It’s so interesting to hear others loves…we’re all a bit nosey aren’t we?! You and your husband really come across as a team in this post which is lovely. I was jealous of your nap time quiet time, L dropped his nap just before Christmas and, although it has its perks, I do miss that hour of peace. #KCACOLS

  5. 21/01/2017 / 22:53

    It sounds lovely Laura, reading this I miss the stage your at, when the children really need you. With teens I feel more of a taxi service and an inconvenience from their phones when I suggest a family day out! I’d love to have a coffee shop to walk to too, though I’ve become pretty good at DIY COSTA at home now! #KCACOLS

  6. Alana - Burnished Chaos
    21/01/2017 / 22:58

    I love reading how other people spend their days, call me nosey I don’t care. I’ll get my post over to you in the next week or two x

  7. 21/01/2017 / 23:16

    AH I love this, its great to get a look behind the scenes at peoples routines. I havent done a post like this since I only had one baby! #KCACOLS

  8. 22/01/2017 / 09:16

    I don’t think we have two days the same – we’re a bit more haphazard! #thelistlinky

  9. 22/01/2017 / 10:26

    I really enjoyed reading this, there is something really quite interesting about hearing what other people do with their days! Lovely idea for a series! x #KCACOLS

  10. 22/01/2017 / 21:04

    oh such a busy but rewarding day. E has the Peppa Pig ferris wheel too and she also loves to play with her toys.

  11. 22/01/2017 / 21:48

    Always good to see what other people get up to during their day! 🙂 Lovely photos too #kcacols

  12. 23/01/2017 / 16:53

    Most of my days consist of a trip to the coffee shop lol. It is good to see how other bloggers spend their days. I never really have a set routine, I just tend to do things as they come up.

  13. 23/01/2017 / 22:37

    Some days just fly by don’t they. How good is your little one going to bed by 7! You’re winning at parenting!!! 🙂

  14. Nicola
    24/01/2017 / 21:19

    I miss these types of days with little ones although now mine are both in school my days off at home are a lot more focused on cleaning, tidying, shopping and occasionally meeting up with friends. #KCACOLS

  15. 24/01/2017 / 23:58

    This is a fab idea for a series. I’ve been thinking of doing a day in the life post, thought it might be nice to look back on in years to come and see how much has changed! I’d love to take part so you can expect an email from me shortly #KCACOLS

  16. 26/01/2017 / 11:00

    It appears you’ve found the perfect balance between family and blogging. #kcacols

  17. 28/01/2017 / 20:24

    Looks like a good idea for a series – we always take some times to read in bed too. Helps us unwind to sleep. #kcacols

  18. Laura @ Dot Makes 4
    01/02/2017 / 09:03

    This sounds like a great idea for a series 🙂 It’s interesting to see what goes on behind the scenes!