A Day In The Life

Thought it would be amusing to share a day in the life post. Other moms out there- I’m sure you will enjoy this. This is a very accurate description of my day. I actually wrote this post as I went through a day to make sure it all lined up. Mom power is real!

A Day In the Life

3 am Hear Noah whimpering in his crib. My husband is somehow deaf during the night and continues to sleep. Pick Noah up and nurse him until he falls back asleep. Shouldn’t be nursing a 6 month old during the night? Mind ya business.

6 am- Hear dance party noises. Go to Noah’s crib to find him busting a move even though his diaper is straight up full of pee. Change massive diaper and nurse Noah.

6:45 am- Ummm why did I even change that diaper? He just peed again. Well if I hadn’t changed it, it may have full on exploded? Plus I can’t let him get diaper rash. Okay, good thing I changed it. Welp, now it’s time to change him again.

6:45a-7:15 am- Make & eat breakfast. Noah sits in his rock n play (best thing ever) in the kitchen and watches us. This is a daily routine for him, and he loves it. He’s still pretty tired at this point, so he doesn’t mind chilling in his recliner and watching  the mom and dad cooking show. I decide to officially stay in my pajamas the entire day because this romper from Target is life.

7:15-10:00am- Things start to get interesting after breakfast. I juggle work and keeping Noah entertained before his first nap. This could include him continuing to chill in his rock n play, having him play and roll around on the floor, playing in his activity gym, or even watching a half hour of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse – #momoftheyear

A Day In The Life

10:00am- Around this time I work on getting Noah down for a nap. Sometimes it’s a little earlier, sometimes it’s a little later. Just depends on what time he woke up for the day and how he’s acting. The struggle of the work-at-home mom starts to feel super real when he won’t go down for his nap.

10:15 am-Hot damn, why won’t he nap? If I were him I would totally nap. Oh man.. his crib even looks comfortable to me at this point.

10:20 am- I say a silent prayer to the nap gods that Noah will nap for at least an hour or more so I can go into crunch mode. I prepare a cup of coffee and sit down at my desk.

10:25 am- whenever Noah wakes up- I sit down at my desk (whether that’s on the floor, the couch, or actually at my desk) and work like a crazy person. This is total focus mode. No distractions. Get as much done as humanly possible during nap time. I silently think to myself- why did I ever take advantage of silence before? I think I could have had 7 jobs before I had a baby.

11:25 am- My stomach starts growling, but there’s no time for lunch just yet. Snack on a granola bar. Obsessed with the ones from Oat Mama !

A Day In The Life

12:30 pm -(If I’m lucky) Noah wakes up from his nap, I feed him, and then we go back to the juggling act until his next nap.

3:30pm- 5:30 pm- I will feed Noah again and he will take his 3rd nap. I will go back into crunch mode getting as much work as possible done. Usually I’m thinking about crashing at this point in the day, but I try not to.

5:30-7:30 pm- Try to get in some family time and not talk about work or business. Take Noah for a walk or go to the pool. It’s been over 100 degrees everyday lately so we have been opting for the pool.

7:30-8:30 pm Bed-time routine for Noah. Bath, feeding, book. We usually read him a story on our bed and I have to try not to fall asleep while doing so.

8:30 pm Oh wouldn’t it just be lovely if as soon as we put Noah in his crib he would drift off to dream land?

8:35 pm Noah starts whining and either wants to be walked around the house more or wants to have a dance party in his crib again

8:45 pm I walk to the fridge, look at the wine, think about pouring a glass, stare at it, feel too tired to open the bottle. Shut the fridge. Sit down on couch. “Ohh I don’t hear him, he must have fallen asleep”. I proceed to get really comfy on the couch. Grab a cozy blanket, put on an episode of Friends. Ahh finally. He’s in bed and I can relax.

9:00 pm I hear Noah start to cry again. Oh hell no. Please just go back to sleep. Crying continues. I can’t let him cry. I failed miserably at the cry-it-out method. I get up and go comfort him until he finally passes out.

After Noah is finally out for the night the struggle of whether I should go to bed or actually do something for myself begins. I know that I will be up with him again in about 4-5 hours so I realize that I need to go to bed, but man oh man I just want to do something. I’ve been on baby duty all day and I feel like I’m supposed to celebrate my freedom at this point. The hubs and I will hang out for awhile and then we head to bed.

3:00 am Repeat. A new day begins.


  1. Kitty on August 11, 2015 at 10:56 am

    My little guy loves to do te diaper charade early in the morning, too. 3 naps a day? Wow!

    Every baby is different, but it makes sense, since he’s on a short night cycle.

    Gavin sleeps 9-7 and naps 1-2 times a day. Other times, he can hang and sucks all my energy haha. They’re cute, so it’s worth it. 🙂

    I constantly feel that notion of scrambling to eat, while contemplating how to tackle the chores and work to do list, without mentioning the mommy duties.

    My goodness! It looks like we have a lot more in common haha. Baby date soon!!

    • leeannefoltz@gmail.com on August 11, 2015 at 11:06 am

      LOL, 3 naps has been a thing for the past couple of days. But… this isn’t always the case. There have been a few days where he has napped once! Yes- we must meet up!

  2. Martha Lynn Kale on August 11, 2015 at 11:06 am

    Oh life of the super mom!! Keep up the good work girl…virtual high-five!

    • leeannefoltz@gmail.com on August 11, 2015 at 11:08 am

      Haha, thanks girl!

  3. Joanna on August 11, 2015 at 11:19 am

    Way to go mama! This is real mom life:) and who says you shouldn’t nurse a 6 month old at night??? Crazy talk.

  4. Kayleigh @ Sugar in My Texas Tea on August 11, 2015 at 11:25 am

    I’m trying not to laugh as I read this. Our days are so very similar. (Mine is 8 months.)
    Have you considered having him nap in your bed? I know night time bed sharing isn’t for everyone, but being able to lay down for naps is such a big help. He goes to sleep faster (we nurse side-lying) and if he stirs (usually once or twice per nap) I just nurse for a minute or so and then he falls right back to sleep. I can also do stuff from my phone during that time.

    • leeannefoltz@gmail.com on August 11, 2015 at 12:37 pm

      I’ve tried that and it hasn’t seemed to work for us. Whenever we make a move it wakes him up, but it’s worth another try! Thanks for your sweet comment! Cheers to being awesome moms!

  5. Kimberly Bonham on August 11, 2015 at 11:47 am

    There is no doubt that being a Mom is so difficult at times. Keep up the good work. You are doing great!

    • leeannefoltz@gmail.com on August 11, 2015 at 12:37 pm

      Awe, thanks so much!

  6. Cheryl Shireman on August 11, 2015 at 11:59 am

    LOVE this post. Someday you will look back on all of this and think two things –
    1. How did I ever do all of that?
    2. I wish I could do it again.

    Enjoy your baby time. He will be off to college in the blink of an eye. (really)

    • leeannefoltz@gmail.com on August 11, 2015 at 12:36 pm

      Thanks 🙂

  7. Jess on August 11, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    I just wanted to lend support. You are doing amazing espcially sticking up for yourself and your dicisions as Noah’s mother. Love the ” mind ya business”. I wish I had that confidence as a first time mother. It gets easier to juggle as they get older. Keep it up your doing amazing!

    • leeannefoltz@gmail.com on August 11, 2015 at 1:17 pm

      Haha, thanks Jess! I thought the mind ya business was quite necessary 🙂

  8. Kaily Sieck on August 11, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    Wow! What a busy mommy you are! I have to say, I really enjoyed your writing style. I was cracking up at your humor. I am not a mom yet, but I know where I’ll be coming to read posts when I am! 🙂

    • leeannefoltz@gmail.com on August 11, 2015 at 2:44 pm

      Ha! I’m glad I could make you laugh!

  9. Miranda @ Miranda Writes Blog on August 11, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    I love getting to peek inside other people’s lives for a day! This is so interesting. Thank you for sharing it!

    • leeannefoltz@gmail.com on August 12, 2015 at 6:21 am

      Thanks Miranda!

  10. Alyssa Racquel on August 11, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    Love this! I’m a nanny for two little ones (5 and 6 months) and I definitely pray to the nap gods now and again 😉

    • leeannefoltz@gmail.com on August 12, 2015 at 6:20 am

      Ha! 🙂

  11. Lauren on August 11, 2015 at 7:06 pm

    I never did the cry it out method with my kids either, I just couldnt tough it out! ha! I can only imagine how hard it is to try and get some work done with an infant too! You are doing a great job balancing it all!

    • leeannefoltz@gmail.com on August 12, 2015 at 6:20 am

      Thanks so much Lauren!

  12. Christina on August 11, 2015 at 10:39 pm

    I love this post so much because it’s exactly like my day!! Every single day. I also love Friends, watch it every single night- at least one episode. I might be obsessed. My whole day is a juggling act.

    • leeannefoltz@gmail.com on August 12, 2015 at 6:20 am

      Ha, nice to know there are others out there with the same day 🙂 Friends is so relaxing to me for some reason!

  13. Julie@MomFabulous on August 12, 2015 at 7:23 am

    Oh how I remember these days!! Now I’m waiting up until midnight to make sure the teenagers make it home safely. 🙂 On another note…I love those olive pants you’re wearing. So cute!!

    • leeannefoltz@gmail.com on August 12, 2015 at 12:22 pm

      Awe, thanks Julie! They are actually from Down East Basics. Wow.. I’m sure the teenage years are just as hard!

  14. Robin Follette on August 12, 2015 at 9:36 am

    You look fantastic. I’d never in a million years guess you have a 6 month old. My baby is 266 months old and I still look tired, bedraggled and like she never naps. Never mind that she lives 4 hours away. 😉

  15. Yaitza on August 12, 2015 at 9:37 am

    You are a busy one! It is funny how much of our day goes to our kiddos… the best job in the world in my opinion. Great post!

    • leeannefoltz@gmail.com on August 12, 2015 at 12:22 pm

      Awe, thanks Yaitza!

  16. Vanessa Morgan on August 12, 2015 at 9:48 am

    I really love those day-in-the life posts, especially when there are such cute pictures and babies involved 😉

    • leeannefoltz@gmail.com on August 12, 2015 at 12:22 pm

      awe, thanks Vanessa! Appreciate your sweet comment!

  17. Jaime on August 12, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    The joys of having a little one! My daughter’s almost 2, and I simply can’t do any work while she’s awake, really. If I sit down with a notebook or my phone, she’ll come right over and try to grab my pen or pull me back over to play. And she’s been waking up earlier and napping less, so recently it’s been a struggle to do any real work, haha. We all manage somehow. =)

    • leeannefoltz@gmail.com on August 12, 2015 at 2:18 pm

      I can’t even imagine once he is two!

  18. Taylor DuVall on August 12, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    You are amazing! I have SO much respect for work-at-home moms. I work at home and I’m not a mom – and that’s hard enough as it is! Mad respect!!

    • leeannefoltz@gmail.com on August 12, 2015 at 2:18 pm

      Thanks so much Taylor! That’s so kind of you to say 🙂

  19. Ana Navarro on August 12, 2015 at 6:35 pm

    I remember the 40 minute naps they were awful couldn’t get anything done… It gets better with time! Mine got better when she drop to two naps.

    • leeannefoltz@gmail.com on August 13, 2015 at 1:49 pm

      Thanks for the encouragement Ana! 🙂 xoxo

  20. Megan @ All That Glitters on August 12, 2015 at 8:42 pm

    I cannot believe how big he has gotten! You are a super Momma! We need to hang out soon:)

  21. Meagan on August 12, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    This is such a great article! The life of a mom, especially a working mom sounds very tough, but hopefully rewarding too. He is such an adorable little guy too. I can imagine it is really hard to juggle everything and still work at the same time.

  22. Claire on August 12, 2015 at 10:49 pm

    Working at home with a baby is HARD! You’re doing great mama and good for you for still nursing him when he needs it 😉 I must say though, now that I work at home with a toddler… although now she can play better independently sometimes I can get work done, but I spend 99% of the day chasing her and then work when she goes to sleep at night!

  23. Becca on August 13, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    I came across your blog on Instagram and this is the first post that I read. I live in Dallas and I love Texas (except for the crazy weather ?). My son is almost 5 months old and I am also exclusively breastfeeding (can’t wait to read your post on this subject). Just wanted to thank you for sharing your daily baby routine. Feels good to know that my “mommy routine” is similar to other mom’s! Had to laugh at the “sitting down to watch TV.” Seriously, my hubby and I have to pause Netflix numerous times before we finally get to watch it.
    Anywho, I’m loving your blog & excited to continue reading. Blessings!

    • leeannefoltz@gmail.com on August 13, 2015 at 3:06 pm

      Awe, thanks for your kind words Becca! I love Texas too, but am so ready for Fall! I appreciate you stopping by my blog 🙂

  24. hayli on August 26, 2015 at 7:19 am

    I eel like I would go full on crazy if I had a kid

    • leeannefoltz@gmail.com on August 26, 2015 at 7:44 am

      LOL! I for sure feel crazy at times!

  25. Kate on August 26, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    Go you! That sounds like a super stressful day.

  26. Chrissa - Physical Kitchness on August 26, 2015 at 2:42 pm

    Oh I can SO relate to all of this! My little guy will be one in a few days. Enjoy the non-walking baby while you can! Boys are so fun though! You little Noah is adorable, as are you, and your house looks spotless. Stop making all the rest of us look bad!!!

    • leeannefoltz@gmail.com on August 26, 2015 at 4:10 pm

      LOL, my house is not spotless and I’m currently in my pajamas LOL.. Thanks for the kind words!

  27. Maggie on August 26, 2015 at 3:01 pm

    Can totally relate to your 3AM nursing! I have a 7 month old who wakes up around that time to nurse too! 🙂 You go momma!

  28. Alyssa on August 26, 2015 at 3:39 pm

    Isn’t it the worst to think you’re finally done with the day, plop on the couch and then the baby starts crying!! My girls are older now, but I swear they still manage to pop out of bed just when I’m DONE and am about to hit play on the DVR’ed TV shows I’ve been dreaming about all day long. :/

    • leeannefoltz@gmail.com on August 26, 2015 at 4:09 pm

      LOL, I’m right there with ya!

  29. Rebekah on August 26, 2015 at 10:49 pm

    Oh how I love the full on dose of reality that you delivered with this post! No judgment from this momma for that 3AM nursing…I have an 8 month old who is still happily dining during those wee morning hours too.

    I have to admit that I’m more than a little jealous of those 3 naps though! We are down to only two and one of them lasts for only about 20-30 mins if we’re luck. #thestruggleisreal

    • leeannefoltz@gmail.com on August 27, 2015 at 8:33 am

      Ha, thanks for your kind words and lack of judgement. I love real mamas!

  30. Heather on September 23, 2015 at 9:42 am

    I loved reading your article!! I am a stay at home mom as well so I always enjoy hearing how other moms handle it. I have 13 month old twins (along with 5 other school age kids, thank goodness for school!) and if it wasn’t for nap time I would never get a thing done around here! Thanks for the good laugh today!! ?

    • leeannefoltz@gmail.com on September 23, 2015 at 9:43 am

      Glad you enjoyed the article Heather! Wow – twins and 5 school age kids! Bless your heart!

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