As a stay-at-home mom, I’ve developed some routines for our days and weeks, but every day is a little different, and I like the flexibility. Here’s a peak at our Tuesday, while we link up with Jen for WIAW…
7am: Wake up. L is calling from her room, saying that her foot is stuck. She’s not upset, so I take my time getting to her, but sure enough- it’s stuck in the crib slat. Maybe that’s happened one other time in her life? I rescue her, and we join daddy in the kitchen to make breakfast.
7:15 am: L requests oatmeal and blueberries every morning, so we start oats on the stove, while daddy made eggs and a bagel for himself. L decides those eggs look good, so we make an additional one for her and I, then sit down to eat together. L’s breakfast below, (mine was similar with a larger bowl of oats):
8 am: Daddy leaves on his bike for work, and we wave out the window. We get dressed and tidy up the house a little bit. I do a quick email check.
9 am: Play date! Two of L’s friends come over to play… they do some painting, crawl through the tunnel, bounce in her crib and “cook” in the kitchen while I chat with friends.
11 am: We say goodbye to our friends, and start making lunch. I quickly throw ingredients for split pea soup in the crock pot. L grabs an apple off the dining room table, so I let her work on it while I got lunch together. When I check in, I find this:
I guess three is better than one!
11:15 am: We have leftover pasta and veggies for lunch, and I have a salad as well. (We threw together a quick pasta dinner last night, and added onions, carrots, mushrooms and kale to the tomato sauce.) L requests hummus and mushrooms with her lunch, but we are out of hummus so I tell her she can help me make more after lunch. She finishes a quarter of an avocado instead.
11:30 am: We’re all set up to make hummus, and realize there’s no tahini. We improvise, and come out with a yummy result. I think the tahini-free version is even more kid-friendly.
Tahini-free Hummus (print recipe)
- 1 can chickpeas
- 1/2 lemon, squeezed
- 2 tbsp sesame seeds
- 1 tsp fresh garlic, chopped
- 1-2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1-2 tbsp nutritional yeast
- 1 tsp each, cumin and paprika
- dash of salt
Blend all in food processor!
11:50 am: L licks the bowl and then “helps” me wash some dishes, getting soaked in the process.
12:15 pm: New shirt, new diaper and reading books before nap time. I put L down, and check email, read blogs, snack on kashi cereal and dark chocolate chips, and start this blog post.
2:00 pm: L’s awake, and asking for snack. She has some kashi cereal and milk.
2:30 pm: We pack up and head over to the zoo for the afternoon. It’s a nice day, so I jog over with her in the stroller, and she finishes one of her apples on the way. We check out our favorite animals and play on the playground.
4:30 pm: We jog home. We’re both excited to see daddy. I eat half a banana and pb, then head out to finish my run and squeeze in as many 400’s as I can in an additional 3.25 miles (got 6 done, but they were all over the place, from 6:00 to 6:50 pace).
5:30 pm: Dinner- Split pea soup and whole wheat couscous; Luna bars for daddy and I
6:30 pm: Family time, clean up, I shower, daddy starts bedtime routine with L.
7:15 pm: L goes to bed, I catch up with my husband, finish the blog post, watch Parenthood and eat an apple.
10:00 pm: I attempt to read as long as I can (parenting book right now) before falling asleep.
That’s a pretty typical day in our life! I also shared our black bean crock pot recipe yesterday on Fitness Cheerleader.
Do you use a crock pot recipes? Any favorite recipes? Do you make your own hummus? Any special ingredients? Runners, how do you keep your intervals consistent when you’re not on a track or treadmill?!