I’ve talked a little bit about this on here but I balance work and being home with the kids (balance might be a stretch, maybe juggle is better). I teach math for a not so local university online from home. The classes are live but remote so I can chat with my students in real time. It really is a good opportunity for me to continue on with my career as well as spend a lot of time with my kids while they are so little. I do miss seeing other adults in person so who knows if this will be the path long term, but for now it’s working. So here’s a peak into what a “working” day looks like in general.
Up early, before the sun =) you can see lot’s of options for alarms here but they are always between 4am-5am. My goal is to get out of the door before 5am.
If I will be out more than an hour I try to eat something simple, no matter what ALWAYS coffee.
Out for a run, and so happy it’s summer and not pitch dark!
I try to keep Tuesdays shortish so I can be home when the kids wake up between 6:00 and 6:30 am.
We often play upstairs in the loft and get dressed.
Cory usually makes breakfast and I pack the kids’ lunches while they play and drink milk.
Then it’s breakfast time and we finish getting ready. Cory tries to be out the door by 7:30 am to get to work. Most days he likes to ride his bike to work but on days I teach he drives to be sure he’s home in time to cover kid duty for my evening classes.
I play with the kids at home until it’s time to take them to Grandma and Grandpa’s house. My parents watch them while I am working and I couldn’t be more grateful. I drop them off around 8:50 am and rush home to get my virtual classroom set up.
I am so lucky my mom sends me photos of the kids having fun while I am working.
I teach for three hours then go back to my parents’ house to get the kiddos. They eat lunch there so Emmy is all ready for her nap when we get home.
While Emmy is napping, Cannon has quiet time. I try to get some work done and then spend one-on-one time with Cannon.
We get Emmy up and decide what to do for the afternoon. We either play in the backyard or go somewhere to play indoors if it’s too hot.
Today we played at home because Cannon got a sliver in his foot and by the time I got it out it was too late to head out. Instead we played at getting ready for school. We got the kids backpacks from Skip Hop Cannon has had his for a couple years and it has held up really well.
Cory usually gets home around 4:30 and we work on getting an early dinner on the table. My evening class starts at 5:30 and I like to eat with the kids before teaching. Tonight was chicken cesar salad.
After dinner I get set back up to teach from our home office (I am still getting used to working from home, it’s weird). Cory takes over kid duty and figures out how to keep them busy until bedtime. Tonight because we didn’t go anywhere in the afternoon and it was still super hot he took them to an indoor playground. They played there for a little then came home at 6:40 just in time to get ready for bed. I always give my class a break around this time so I can kiss the kids good night and read one of them a story.
I go back to teaching my class until 8:30 PM (I use my iPad and apple pencil as a white board to teach, technology is great).
After class I enter attendance, respond to emails and wind down from class. Then it’s time to lay out my running gear for the next day and get ready for bed. That 4:30 AM alarm come fast!
What is your day like?
Have you ever worked from home?