A Day In My Life

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I am a stay-at-home mom. When I used to hear the words stay-at-home mom, I would picture; a mom eating bon-bons, lounging on the sofa watching soap shows all day. This is a common stereotype for stay-at-home moms, who have choose to let their careers go out the window to stay home with the children; however, I have chosen to be a stay-at-home mom while being a full time college student, as well as being a full time mom. In order to dispel some of the stereotypes of a stay-at-home mom, allow me to share a typical day in my life as a stay-at-home mom of my nine month old daughter. My day usually starts at seven in the morning. If my daughter has not woken up yet, I usually get up to do a little bit of the homework I wasn’t able to finish the night before. I love mornings like this. When the house is still quiet and there is nothing so important that I can’t just sit down and do homework for a few minutes before she wakes up. By eight o’clock the house is in full swing. Kaydence is up watching Baby Einstein in the living room. I’m in the kitchen making breakfast, whether it is eggs, oatmeal, or toast and honey. I can usually tell how the day will go based on how the morning begins. If kaydence is in a bad mood and I have to try and make our breakfast while holding her, it will be a hectic and very long day. Breakfast is usually done by nine. Kaydence has gotten her morning bath, has a fresh diaper, and is dressed and ready to play. Normally we would head out on a morning walk in the stroller, but snow and ice are keeping us inside. I set out some toys and books, put in another Baby Einstein. That way I can attempt to do some cleaning. If I can get the dishwasher unloaded and loaded again, and run the vacuum over the carpet in t...

... middle of paper ... Once that is done I spend my time making a list of what to do tomorrow: make a list of calls to make, and activities that I can do with Kaydence. I get most of my ideas from my experience, working at a daycare or this great book I got at my baby shower. That feels like eons ago. It’s about eleven at night when I finish the rest of my homework, get stuff picked out like clothes for tomorrow for her and I to wear. I usually go on Facebook to talk with friends tell them about the funny things that Kaydence did throughout the day. It’s about one in the morning when I finally decide to go back to bed for a little while, until my alarm clock wakes me up at seven or eight o’clock in the morning, to repeat the same routine again. Each day is different, however. It is very rewarding to be a stay-at-home mom. I get to watch my little girl grow up and change each day.
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