A Day in the Life of a Stay-At-Home Mom

Life as a Stay-at-home Mom is so completely relaxing, don’t you think? Here’s how a typical day in my life goes:

7.45 – Just back from tennis on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays; on other days and rainy days, just woken up

8.00 – breakfast for the twins, pack something for Amit

8.30 – tidy up, toilet calls

9.00 – my breakfast

9.00-10.00 – fold up laundry, show kids their picture book, talk to mum on phone

10.00-11.00 – exercise, toilet calls

11.00-12.00 – boil rice, bathe and dress the kids

12.00-1.00 – boil eggs, dish up lunch, tidy up the kids’ toys, put kids to bed, tidy up lunch table, wash up

1.00-1.30 – bathe and dress self

1.30-2.00 – lunch, usually seated in front of the computer

2.00-3.00 – on computer

3.00-3.30 – kids wake up, toilet calls

3.30-4.45 – play violin

4.45-5.15 – hang out laundry, get kids ready for park (if it’s not raining)

5.15 – 6.30 – park outing

6.30-7.00 – organise kids’ dinner

7.00-8.00 – kids’ dinner time, tidy up, toilet calls. If Amit is handling this, can go grocery shopping or go for a walk instead

8.30 – watch kids play

8.30 – 9.00 – put kids to bed, tidy up the house

9.00 – 9.30 – dinner time

9.30 – 10.00 – tidy up kitchen, wash up

10.30 – crash out.


4 thoughts on “A Day in the Life of a Stay-At-Home Mom

  1. Siri

    I’ve never thought that SAHM’s had it easy. I think it is so much more difficult, in so many ways, than a job that involves working at an office. And on top of it all, you get emotionally rewarded but not monetarily.
    I’ve always despised people, especially men, that come home from work and expect the entire place to be clean and tidy and everything in its place and hot dinner and then when they don’t find it so, say ‘What were you doing at home all day?’.

  2. poupee97

    Siri: Actually, I’m not really complaining – I do find time to do things for myself, like exercise, computer time, and violin time. And it is very rewarding too, to see the kids and all their stunts. I’m not sure whether it is more difficult than an office job, it’s more that it’s so totally different. Both have stresses, but they are not comparable.

    Of course, I don’t like MCP-type men any more than you do, but I can believe that some men find it difficult to understand what looking after kids and the household involves… they’re the ones who’ve never tried it themselves.

  3. Lubi :)

    Aaahhh!!! May God Almighty shower you with all the strength, faith ‘n patience you need to go on 🙂 Amen!


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