A day in the life of my mom

Hello! I usually write a “day in the life” post once a semester, and I’m going to do one soon, but I thought it would be fun to give everyone a peek into a typical Wednesday for my mom.

Here’s some background info on my mom: She’s a mother of three, works from home as the CEO of our family’s real estate business, and she’s awesome. That pretty much sums it up.

Let’s welcome my mom (Lisa) to the blog! 

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5:45 a.m.- I have my alarm set every weekday morning during the school year for 5:45 a.m., and 4x out of the 5 day week, I wake up before my alarm even goes off. I let the dogs out, and pay a bit of attention to the cats–Felix and Lily. I get up, and the first thing I do is make coffee–coffee is a BIG part of my morning.

6:00 a.m.- I sit next to Lola and Brandy and watch out local news. Then I hear Hannah’s alarm go off, and my day truly begins :)).

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I pack Hannah’s lunch for school, and find something for her breakfast (usually very random non-breakfast foods). I usually eat breakfast with Hannah, watching the Today show 🙂 I really enjoy hot cereals, and sometimes Allie makes me delicious overnight oatmeal.

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7:14 a.m.- Hannah’s bus comes, and she’s off. I then make my bed, and change into workout clothes. I am currently attempting Shaun T’s T-25 DVD program. It’s awesome thus far.

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7:30 a.m.- I workout until around 8:30. When that’s completed, I will shower and get ready for work. I then throw in a load (or 2, or 3) of laundry and fold and put away as much as I can before I begin work.

9:00 a.m.- Usually from the hours of 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. I work in our home office on various projects and bill writing/quickbooks.

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I’m extremely blessed to be able to work from home, as we own a real estate/property management/investment company (Southbound Enterprises, LLC). My husband is a broker, and I and my son are both PA licensed real estate agents. I also do all of the quickbooks and administrative work for our company.

At the same time, I ensure laundry is continually rotated, and the dogs are fed and let out (that’s been a bit of a struggle with out little Brandy).

1:00 p.m.- I usually eat lunch, and then have errands to run for our business–bank and post office, or sometimes I need to stop into our local grocery store–where I truly spend too much time and money.

On days that Allie is not in school or not doing homework (uh–never? lol), we will try to go to Target/lunch or the mall together. It’s been super difficult lately as her senior year is kicking her bootie.

3:35 p.m.- On days Hannah has cross country (M, W & F), I leave our home to pick her up at school. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I leave to pick her up at 2:20 p.m., and we head to the chiropractor (this has changed my life!!–no more migraines!).

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5:00 p.m.- When we arrive home, I begin preparing dinner. We eat fairly early, and I’m typically done cleaning up by 6:15 p.m. A perk at Allie’s campus is she gets free newspapers (yes, the old fashioned style), so I try to sit for a bit and catch up on the local and national news.

7:10 p.m.- On Tuesday and Thursday evenings, Han and I have been in the habit of going to our local YMCA to get a bit of a workout in (I usually just lift). On Wednesday evenings, we attend Bible study at our church.

9:00 p.m.- We get back from Bible study. Some nights I help Hannah study for tests, or just finish up cleaning/laundry duties. Hannah and I are obsessed with a few shows–The Voice, Dancing With The Stars, and 19 Kids and Counting… so we DVR these shows and watch them in the evening, usually between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m.

10:00 p.m.- Between 10-10:30 p.m. I wash up, let the dogs out for the millionth time, and head to bed. My sleep is usually interrupted by a dog whining, itching, or my wonderful husband snoring. I just can’t sleep through sounds–I guess it’s a mother’s instinct.

So, that’s my typical day–although not all are the same, that’s it! Kinda unexciting and basic, but I wouldn’t trade my simple little life for ANYTHING or any title in a big company–I’m perfectly happy right where God has placed me.

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Thanks for agreeing to share a day in your life, mom!

Isn’t she basically Superwoman?! I love her so much 🙂

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21 comments

  1. Awe that is awesome. I love reading about you and your family. I am such an early eater myself…I think I would fit right in! 😉 I can totally relate to waiting to sleep because of snoring. It is seriously the worst.

  2. “Hi, Allie’s Mom!!!” 🙂 Such a fun post! And she DOES seem awesome! I love how she runs a successful business, but also puts in quality time with the family. Family obviously comes first, and I hope I also have that same balance when I’m a mom someday! 🙂

  3. Aww, I love this post. Honestly, your mom’s day is a lot like mine minus dogs and kids. I typically get up, relax, get breakfast, work out during non-peak gym times, etc. I do have a set schedule of an 8 hour day though.

    I also love eating early! I don’t get how people eat dinner at 9 and 10 at night. By that time I just want to go to bed. I think those people maybe sleep later than me though? I loved reading about your mom’s day, I still need to do one of these day in the life posts for myself though!

  4. I love this post SO much! Your mom is an amazing person for doing this post 🙂 I’m happy to see she enjoys everything she does throughout the day and I’m jealous she gets to work from home. I would definitely love a job where I could work from home right now!

  5. I LOVE the idea for this post! I’m so nosey and always really interested in seeing how other people spend their typical day.

    How wonderful that your mom is able to work from home! When I was smaller, my mom was also able to work from home and it was wonderful having her around 🙂

  6. What a cool post!!! I should totally have my mom do this. What a sweet family! I love it. How funny that my sister Hannah is a xc runner too! And I totally agree — working from home is the best!!!

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