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A Day in the Life With a Toddler

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A day in the life with a toddler: Get a glimpse of our day-to-day activities!

I’ve wanted to do something like this for awhile! Being home with Allison all day has its ups and downs, but we mostly have a routine down. I’d like to share my day with you all to get a glimpse of what it’s like in a day with a toddler.

4:45 am: My alarm goes off and I shut off my phone, grumbling as I close my eyes again. It’s way too early to be alive right now.

4:47 am: The bedside lamp turns on, telling me to get my butt out of bed. I stumble into the kitchen and make some coffee, growling a “Good morning” to my husband as I get back into bed with my coffee. I read my Bible and check my blog/email for a few minutes.

5:30 am: What a perfect time for a workout! -said no one ever. I do it anyway because who has time later on?

6:00 am: Shower, then breakfast. The time between 6:00 and 7:00 is the “Get everything done as fast as you can because you don’t know when Allison will wake up” time slot. I finish up my daily post and post it on a blogging Facebook page to trade comments and shares, while binge watching Grey’s Anatomy.

6:40 am: I hear rustling over the monitor, and suddenly Allison’s awake, whispering happily to herself. I try to finish everything I can and finish watching this episode.

7:00 am: I walk into Allison’s room to find a very happy toddler staring at me, and the first thing she asks for is a book. I give her one, then another, then another, until she’s finally satisfied, and decides to spend 20 minutes looking through books in her crib.

7:30 am: Dressed and ready for breakfast! Today’s menu is banana pancakes with strawberries/blueberries on the side, and she requests her purple milk cup. It has to be the purple one.

8:00 am: Time to play! She has about a thousand Little People toys, and loves to play with her huge Little People dollhouse. Then place each person on the couch. Then back in the dollhouse.

10:00 am: After a snack of string cheese, we head to the library for a toddler storytime. She gives no facial feedback as I sing to her and make her do hand motions. The bouncing on the knees gets me a little smile.

10:40 am: We get back home and play for a little bit. She keeps asking to look at my phone and look at “Allie”, but I keep pushing her toward her toys.

12:00 pm: We meet my friend for lunch at Chipotle. The first thing Allison does is stick her fingers in her sour cream and devour it.

1:20 pm: Naptime. I pray she sleeps for longer than 40 minutes and work on more blog stuff while sipping on an iced coffee and watching Grey’s Anatomy.

2:15 pm: My mom comes over to watch Allison while I take a trip to a car seat manufacturing company to give my opinions and receive a gift card.

4:15 pm: I come home to find Allison and my mom on the couch, playing with her Little People. My mom leaves, and I check the chili in the slow cooker. Delicious.

5:00 pm: Dinner. Allison eats her hot dog bun and ignores everything else on her plate. I tell myself that whole wheat bread is perfectly acceptable as dinner and totally nutritious. John comes home a few minutes later.

A day in the life with a toddler: Get a glimpse of our day-to-day activities!

5:30 pm: We play in the living room for awhile. Allison overturns her wooden blocks and generally acts like a tornado.

6:00 pm: John plays with Allison while I catch up on blog work. He gets in some good quality daddy/daughter time.

7:00 pm: Bedtime! We get her dressed, brush her teeth, read her a book, say prayers, and put in her in bed with her Curious George plushie and blanket. I say goodnight and shut the door, and listen to her talk to herself for a half hour before she falls asleep.

7:30 pm: I crash in the bedroom and watch TV.

9:30 pm: John and I go to bed, exhausted. 4:45 comes way too early.

This was a pretty a-typical day. Lunch is always made at home, and we usually don’t take that many trips in a day. This was on Wednesday; I should have done Thursday instead to show you my reality. Waking up to find her caked in poop, and then she refused to take a nap. Luckily, most days are much better!

Does your day typically look like ours? Share your experiences with us!



Saturday 13th of June 2015

i enjoyed reading about your day. It is always interesting to see what other life's are like on a daily basis.


Saturday 13th of June 2015

Thank you! I love searching online to find others' daily lives too. =)


Friday 12th of June 2015

Sounds a lot like my day with a toddler, only I usually stay up until past midnight and am up early ahhh! Good for you for working out in the morning, I struggle with finding time!


Saturday 13th of June 2015

Eek! I hope you can find that balance. =)

Lee Anne

Friday 12th of June 2015

This will be more and more my life soon. I have a 4 month old and am already so exhausted! Thanks for sharing! xoxo Lee Anne


Saturday 13th of June 2015

It's rough when they're smaller, but it does get easier! Hang in there! =)


Friday 12th of June 2015

Perfect day :) My day is about the same, haha.


Saturday 13th of June 2015

Long days, but I do enjoy them!

Friday 12th of June 2015

Yup that sounds pretty familiar!! The toys... It is no joke everyday she has to play with every toy!!!


Saturday 13th of June 2015

Yep, and when I try to put some away she cries even though she hadn't played with that toy in forever!

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