The Typical Day of This Working Mom


  • 6:19 am Sneak into the shower before toddler wakes up and get ready for work.
  • 6:45 am Wake up toddler who cries under her blankets, “No!”
  • 6:48 am Get toddler dressed and brush teeth.
  • 6:54 am Sing songs with toddler.
  • 7:05 am Give toddler breakfast.
  • 7:06 am Toddler throws her eggs because she wants a waffle.
  • 7:09 am Gives toddler a waffle.
  • 7:13 am Toddler takes two bites and says she is all done. Asks toddler if she wants a banana or yogurt. She refuses.
  • 7:19 am Argues with toddler about wearing shoes while toddler hides under the kitchen table.
  • 7:25 am Wrestles toddler into the car seat. Runs and grabs laptop and purse and gets back into the car.
  • 7:27 am Toddler screams because she wants to drive.
  • 7:29 am Puts on Pandora Radio Disney to soothe toddler.
  • 7:31 am Pulls out of the driveway.
  • 7:34 am Half-way to daycare, Realizes wallet is at home; Turns around to go home and get it.
  • 7:39 am Toddler asks for banana in her demanding screechy voice.
  • 7:41 am Goes inside to get wallet and banana. Toddler takes one bite of the banana and draws on the window with it. Toddler ignores moms yelling.
  • 7:43 am Back on the road to destination daycare!
  • 7:50 am Walks toddler into daycare classroom. Toddler wraps herself around Mama’s legs and screams, “No go Mama!” Tries to divert her attention to other things…
  • 8:01 am Running to the car after sneaking out on toddler.
  • 8:02 am Wipes banana marks off of the window.
  • 8:34 am Arrives at work, gets a cup of coffee and before returning 11 missed calls on the work cell phone.
  • 8:35 am-3:45 pm Drives like a mad woman from place to place visiting work accounts.
  • 3:45 pm Realizes lunch has passed and eats half of a Panera salad or sandwich in the car.
  • 4:15-5:00 pm Wraps up work related paperwork and day.
  • 5:00-5:45 pm Rushes to daycare to get toddler before they close at 6:00 pm.
  • 5:49 pm Toddler runs to hug and kiss Mama. Some days she runs out of the door and others she cries because she does not want to leave. Today she does not want to leave.
  • 5:51 Bribes toddler with snacks to go home.
  • 5:55pm Toddler demands promised snack, specifically a hot one like mashed potatoes or pizza. Toddler settles for animal crackers or freeze dried apples. Drives home.
  • 6:08 pm Arrives home. Starts preparing dinner in between bathing toddler.
  • 6:30 pm Lets toddler watch her shows while preparing dinner.
  • 7:15 Dinner (husband usually arrives home at this time).
  • 7:45 Plays with toddler.
  • 8:00 Toddler has the entire family room covered in toys. Helps the toddler put all toys away.
  • 8:15 Toddler brushes teeth and reads a story.
  • 8:30 Puts toddler to bed.
  • 9:00 Toddler is still awake and singing. Goes to check on toddler, toddler is naked and has peed in bed.
  • 9:15 After changing sheets and toddler, puts toddler to bed again.
  • 10:00 pm Toddler is officially asleep.
  • 10:00 Watches Netflix.
  • 10:15 Momma is asleep. Repeat daily.

Published by mischiefmomma

Mischief Momma was started in 2016 to write about the playful truths of parenting and life. In 2017, MM began to focus more on writing about parenting and life on the spectrum and raising her daughter and stepson. She writes about the joys, humor, and struggles of raising children who are different, and navigating obstacles like childcare, education, and work. This mom writes about her journey upward after hitting rock bottom.

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