Welcome to my blog feature where we are sharing daily routines from all types of Mums and Dads. If you have only just come across this feature you can read all about it here. I would love for you to get involved.
Meet Lindsay, Katie and Cooper.
Tell me abit about yourself and your family…
Hi, my name is Lyndsay. I’m the editor of the Mumsnet local site for Renfrewshire in Scotland. I’m the parent of 2 alongside my lovely other half, Colin. We have Katie, 5 and Cooper 1.
Are you a Stay at home parent, or working parent?
I’m a working mum but my hours of work do mean I get to see plenty of my children but less of my partner as we work opposite shifts. I work an early shift Monday – Friday and Colin works a back shift Monday – Friday. On the upside though we do have our weekends to have family time together. Colin cares for the children in the morning, doing the school run etc and I do the evening.
Describe your routine…
5am – Alarm goes off, time to get up for work. Breakfast is usually a quick coffee for myself or porridge.
6am Start work.
12.30pm - I’m home from work and time for lunch. Lunch is usually a baked potato, tuna and sweetcorn or chicken breast and veggies. Whilst eating lunch I will check my emails for Mumsnet local. After lunch I have play time with Cooper.
1.30pm - Naptime for Cooper. He will usually sleep until around 2.30pm. While he is sleeping I will go out for a 30minute jog and home for a quick shower before he wakes.
2.45pm - Leave to walk and get Katie from school. She finishes at 3pm.
3.30pm - Both kids have a snack while I have a quick tidy up and then we leave to take Daddy to work with his bike. He cycles home.
5pm - Dinner time. The kids favourite is homemade macaroni cheese. Unfortunately I’m on a diet so none of that for me. I will have salmon and veggies.
5.30pm-7.30pm Play time. Katie does her homework and plays out in the garden with her friends. Whilst they are doing that I will do any editing to the Mumsnet site.
7.30-8 Bath time. Yay, it’s nearly bed time!
8pm-8.30 Supper. Toast and a milk for the children, story then off to bed at 8.30pm.
9pm Make Colin’s dinner for him getting home from work and I will do any ironing that needs to be done as well as check my emails again and reply to any that need replying to. I will make Katie’s lunch for the next day at school. Lay their clothes out ready for tomorrow and pack Katie’s school bag.
10.30pm Bed time for me!
In three words describe a typical day…
Busy, Fun, Happy
Could you tell me a highlight of your day…
The highlight of my day is bath time. Cooper absolutely loves his bath. The mere mention of the word and he is stripping himself off and toddling off to get in. I love watching him splashing about and having fun. Katie will come in the bathroom and play with him too and it’s great seeing the two of them like that.
Thanks for reading
The L’s Mum