Photography by Shadi Garman
I thought it would be fun to share my typical Thursday routine with you guys. I juggle a few different jobs, I am a Mom, a blogger, a stylist and a non-profit fundraising consultant. I devote specific time and days to each of these projects but thought i’d share my typical Thursday schedule in case you’re curious.
6:25 A.M: Alarm goes off, I snooze a bit but i’m out of bed by 6:30 A.M. If I don’t plan on working out that morning, I’ll hop in the shower and get ready for the day. Today is Thursday and I am working from home, so instead of getting showered and ready, I put on workout clothes. I plan on working out this morning. I like to wake up before Charlee so I am less all over the place trying to get everything done before day care drop off. It’s also the only time I really have for myself and I cherish it!
7:00 A.M: Charlee wakes up! Charlee wakes up anytime between 7 and 8 A.M. It truly depends on the day. If she ever wakes up before 7 (which rarely happens), I make her chill in her crib until 7. She’s really good about that and will play with her stuffed animals. When Charlee wakes up, I get her dressed and ready for the day, then she gets a bottle of milk (4 ounces).
7:00 A.M-7:55 A.M: I spend the hour of 7-8 finishing getting dressed and the house together. I like to make the bed, unload the dishwasher from the night before and do a load of laundry. Charlee is at an age where she isn’t into things as much so she kind of follows me around throughout the house :). I like to have her “help” me by unloading the dishwasher together etc. It’s so cute! I feel way more centered and less stressed when my house is clean and I like to start the day with a clean slate so to speak. During this time I also give Charlee a snack (she eats breakfast with her class at daycare) and get her all set for school.
7:55 A.M. Walk Charlee to daycare. We are lucky enough that Charlee’s daycare is in our building, so I don’t have to commute far. Charlee and I walk from our apartment, downstairs, outside and around the corner to her daycare for drop off at 8:00 A.M.
8:15 A.M. Back home and time to work out. I like to work out first thing in the morning if I can. I find that it sets my intention for the day. On Thursdays I work from home from 9-2, so I do a 25-35 min workout when I get back from daycare drop off. I like Melissa Wood Health and Dancebody. I switch off between those two at-home workouts.
8:45 A.M. Shower and get ready for the day.
9:00 A.M. Get to work! I work part-time for a non-profit consultancy and crowdfunding website called Charidy. I work Monday-Thursday 9-2. I work from home Mondays and Thursdays and I am in the office in Brooklyn on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. I am off Fridays and devote that day to my styling business and blog. I LOVE my job with Charidy and find such joy and meaning working with non-profits. My day consists of speaking with directors of non-profits and sharing with them how we could potentially partner on fundraising campaigns. I deal with all negotiations, contracting, and strategizing for potential and inbound clientele. I also work with the marketing team and support their strategy and overall efforts. Every day is different!
2:00 P.M. I am done with work for the day! I pick Charlee up from daycare at 3:00 P.M. so this hour is spent however I need it. On Thursdays I usually schedule a quick blog shoot from 2-3 (that’s what I am doing today). Sometimes I will run an errand or get my nails done. I also use this time to write blog posts or work on the blog in some capacity.
3:00 P.M. Pick up Charlee from daycare!
3:00-5:00 P.M: Hang with Charlee! This time of day varies each week. Most of the time I set up a playdate with a friend of Charlee’s from school, or we will head outside to the park for an hour or so if the weather is nice. I like to prep for dinner during this time and finish up any necessary tasks that I wasn’t able to tend to during the beginning of my day. I like to take some time to really play with Charlee. There’s always something to get done, but this is our special time so I do my best to be present with her in the afternoons :).
5:00P.M.: I feed Charlee dinner at 5:00 P.M. Eventually I’d love to all sit down to eat together, but Charlee goes to bed at 7:00P.M., making this hard to do at the moment.
5:30: Matt gets home! Matt likes to have some special time with Charlee so every day when he gets home, he takes her into our bedroom to play with her and change out of his suit after work. I always hear giggles from the room as they play “chase” and jump on the bed. It’s so cute.
6:00-7:00P.M: This time is a busy time for us! It’s wind down time, bath time, bottle time and then 7:00 P.M. is sleepy time for Miss Charlee Q. Matt and I split the parenting and tag team it. Some nights he will do the bath and I’ll do book and bedtime, and then other nights we flip flop. Either way, the schedule stays the same for Charlee.
7:00P.M: Matt will go downstairs to workout at the gym in our building once Charlee goes to sleep. During this time I prepare dinner for us. If you follow me on Instagram you know this and see my step-by-step videos 🙂
7:45 P.M: Eat dinner!
8:00 P.M-9:30 P.M: Work on the blog! I have very busy days and also have a part-time job so I work on the blog during this time. Matt and I sit on the couch and put on Netflix and I work on my blog as well as my styling business. It varies week to week.
9:30 P.M: Stop working and relax! I am someone who has a tough time relaxing but I force myself to stop working at 9:30 no matter where I am on a project. This keeps me from burning out.
10:30-11:00P.M. ish: Go to bed!! Matt and I try and go to sleep before 11. I like to get at least 7 hours.
I hope you enjoyed this post! If you all liked it, I will continue and share more day routines throughout the week!