Being a working mom with a baby can be challenging, but establishing a daily routine can help you manage your time and take care of both your work and your baby. Here is a well-balanced daily routine for a mom with a baby while working at home:
6:00 AM - Wake up Early: Wake up before your baby does so you can have some alone time to start your day. Yes, we know that it's easier said than done, but once you manage to establish that sweet period, even if it's very brief, it'll be a game changer.
6:30 AM - Morning Routine: Take a shower, get dressed, and have a healthy breakfast. This will give you energy for the rest of the day. Need ideas for quick and easy healthy breakfasts? Stay tuned for the upcoming blog posts!
7:00 AM - Baby's Feeding and Diapering: Feed and change your baby's diaper, which is likely to be the first thing you do in the morning for them anyway. ;)
7:30 AM - Baby Playtime: Spend some time playing with your baby, like reading books or singing songs. This will help strengthen your bond with your baby.
8:00 AM - Work Time: Start working on your most important tasks while your baby is entertained by safely laying in the crib or playing independently. Alternatively, if you need to be mobile, try putting your baby in a baby-carrier or holding them while you read emails or other work-related documents.
10:00 AM - Nap Time: If your baby hasn't napped yet, put your baby down for a nap, and use this time to focus on work or take a break.
12:00 PM - Lunchtime: Have a healthy lunch that gives you energy to continue working. Need ideas for healthy lunches? Posts on the subject are coming soon!
12:30 PM - Household Chores: Use the time when your baby is sleeping to do some household chores, like laundry or washing dishes.
1:30 PM - Baby Playtime: After your baby wakes up from a nap, spend some time playing with your baby, which is also an opportunity to take a break from work.
2:30 PM - Outdoor Time: Take your baby for a walk or spend some time outside. This is a great way to get some fresh air and exercise.
3:00 PM - Work Time: After happy time playing outside, your babe is ready for another nap. Use this time to resume work on your tasks, and try to complete as much as possible before the end of the day.
6:00 PM - Dinner Time: Have a healthy dinner with your family, and spend some quality time together. ProMaman got some truly amazing 1 week dinner plans, all outlined especially for you, so please do check them out!
7:00 PM - Bedtime Routine: Give your baby a bath, read a book, and put your baby down for the night (or until the next feeding time).
8:00 PM - Self-care: After your baby is asleep, take some time for self-care, like practicing yoga, meditation, reading a book or chatting with your partner, friends or family members.
By following this well-balanced daily routine, you can take care of your baby while also being productive at work from home. Please note that the suggested times are flexible and can be adjusted to fit your family's schedule and needs. After all, every baby is different, so the key is to establish a routine that works for you and your baby. Then, all you need to do is just stick to it as much as possible.
With practice and persistence, you can balance work and motherhood successfully.