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Are you curious about what a day in my life looks like?  A lot of people have asked me questions about what a day in my life looks like.  I am a mom.  I have so many days that just seem to fly by without anything getting done.

When I think about a normal day in my life, it seems like a lot of days I don’t do very much.  I think all moms feel that sometimes.  We know we are tired at the end of the day and we were busy, but do any of the things we spent our time doing even mean anything.  I wanted to share a typical day in my life.

Even though I have 8 kids, my days probably are a lot like most of you.  I drive kids to their appointments, I help with homework, I buy groceries,  And it does matter.  It is important.

A day in my life

Here is what happens in a typical day in my life:

  • I woke up at 6:30 am.  My husband had already left for work and my son was at early morning seminary a;ready.  (I am terrible for not getting up with them.)
  • I ate breakfast with the kids and spent time with them until they got off to school.
  • All of my kids except the 3 who do their school online and my daughter who is sick were off to school by 8:15.
  • My daughter had strep throat last week and her throat was really hurting again so I kept her home to take her back to the doctor.  The plan was to bring her in right after her siblings left for school.
  • The sink and dishwasher started seriously leaking so my sweet hubby called a repair man and he said he could come between 9-12 so we had to wait to take my daughter to the doctor.  My oldest daughter had to reschedule her appointment with the Army Recruiter.  She plans to join the military after graduation.
  • The repair man got to my house by 9:15 and it took about 2 hours to fix the garbage disposal and the dishwasher.
  • While the repair man was here my oldest son was obsessing about how he couldn’t find the bullets for the nerf gun he got at our family Christmas party.  After helping him look for an hour I made the mistake of telling him that Santa could bring him more.
  • I spent the next hour trying to explain to my son that Santa was not coming today.
  • At 11:30 I left to take my daughter to the doctor and my other daughter had her school work done so she came along as well.  Luckily our doctor has a walk in clinic so it was ok that we changed the time to come in.  Unfortunately the walk in clinic was busy so we waited 45 minutes for our appointment.  The girls watched Despicable Me 2 on my Kindle Fire HD while we waited.
  • After the doctor appointment (she does not have strep again yay)  we went to Rite Aid to get her some medicine and then we stopped at the grocery store to get some groceries including 4 gallons of milk and 10 pounds of cuties which should last about 3 days.
  • We got home about 4 pm and as soon as we walked in the door, my son let me know he had signed up to bring a meat and cheese platter to school.  so I will be going back to the store tomorrow.
  • We put away the groceries and I got a phone call and was coming in to start dinner when I saw that the kids were so happy that I got more milk (I swear I should just buy a cow)  that they were eating cereal.  So we decided to have breakfast for dinner and finished the cereal off with bacon and eggs.  (Not our best work)
  • After eating, the kids worked on homework and I helped my daughter go through lines for her play she is in tomorrow.  She is Wendy in Peter Pan.
  • My hubby and I took my other daughter to her band concert at 6:30.  She is a very talented clarinet player and her concert was great.  It was really nice to have my mother and father in law there to support her.  They are wonderful!   The concert before hers went longer so her concert went late and we got home about 9:00 pm.
  • When we got home, I went through my daughter’s lines for her play again, talked to my youngest daughter about her day and then we read scriptures and had family prayer.
  • My hubby and I kissed all the kids good night at about 9:45 pm which is later than usual.  My 17 year old son had just gotten home from the gym so we talked about his day for a little while.  (He does his school online so it’s ok with me if he stays up later sometimes.)
  • At about 11:00 pm I sat down to write this post.

This is a good example of a typical day in my life.  With 8 kids we often have someone sick and there is very often school or church or sports activities to go to.  At the end of the day, it’s easy to feel like I didn’t get anything done.

But today I told everyone in my family I love them and I meant it.  I giggled with most of my kids.  I shared a special moment in my daughter’s life, and I got to see how much my other daughter is growing up.  I got to sit down and really talk with my teenage son.

This was a good day.

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Posted by Frugal Mommy

Hi I’m Heather, a busy, happy and very frugal mom of 8 amazing kids! My journey to become a mom of 8 has been a bumpy one that has included infertility, being a foster parent, adoption, and special needs parenting. I share the things I've learned raising my big unique family.

10 Comments

  1. Wow, what a day! You seem to manage it really well. I have two (homeschooled) teenagers, and I still don’t feel like I have time in my day for blogging. I couldn’t imagine writing a post at 11pm. Amazing!

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    1. I usually write while my kids are doing their homework but that day I needed to go through my daughter’s lines.

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  2. That was a fun glimpse into a day in your life with 8 kids – wowsers! I don’t know how you keep track of everything all day – you are obviously super organised and have a real ‘go-get-em!’ attitude. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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    1. Actually I’m pretty unorganized. My secret is learning to just go with whatever happens.

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  3. What a fun glimpse into your life! Big families are like a well orchestrated dance 🙂 being a mom now makes me appreciate my own parents who also have 8 even more! 🙂 You are killing it! You even get your scripture study and family prayer- I really admire the work you are doing 🙂

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    1. Thank you!

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  4. I am so amazed at how organized and efficient you are about balancing life’s everyday duties, emergencies (health and appliances), family, and blogging. My head is still spinning just thinking about all you accomplish in a 24-hour period. Your children will look back on their childhoods with love and admiration. 🙂

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    1. Thank you!

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  5. My husband leaves for work at 6:30 every morning, and I don’t think I’ve ever gotten up with him. BUT, I’m a night owl and always stay up way too late!

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    1. I really value my sleep and my husband says he doesn’t mind but the funny part is that he usually stays up later than I do.

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