A Day in My Life…

Because I know y’all are dying to know what a day in my crazy life looks like! 😉 Totally kidding, but here goes anyway…

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A few blogging buddies and I joined together today to share what a day in the life of a food blogger looks like! It was fun for me to intentionally capture moments throughout my day because I know it’s something I’ll look back on when the boys are older and I’m missing these crazy busy toddler days.

My days aren’t glamorous, but they’re glorious! So here goes…Yikes!

I captured my day last Thursday, or “Friday Eve” as we like to call it! It’s our favorite day of the week cause Dada comes home (he’s a consultant and travels during the week) and the next day is Friday which means it’s the weekend! Woohoo! We LOVE Friday Eve!

My main goal every Thursday is to get my shower in for the week (TMI, but true! just keepin’ it real, y’all). Follow along to see if it actually happens. Or don’t, because you might be disgusted! 😉

Okay, so like I said, the hubs travels a lot during the week and I stay up waaaay too late working on the blog and watching Pitch Perfect, so this is where I usually wake up Tuesday-Thursday mornings…

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Horrible, isn’t it?! Once I get all cozy on the couch at night, it’s so hard to get myself back to our bed, especially when Brandon’s gone.

The boys are my alarm clocks so as soon as they call out for me, I’m up and at ’em. There’s no hitting snooze and that’s okay. I love walking into their smiling faces and big hugs ready to take on the day! It gives me energy until I can get my coffee.

Baker’s usually up first (around 7:30am) so I get him and we head to the kitchen so I can start brewing some coffee and get breakfast going and lunches packed.

Brandon makes me lattes on the weekend, but during the week, it’s black coffee with a little sugar and cream.

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We usually make pancakes twice a week because they’re our fave! I’ll experiment around with different flavors, but you can’t go wrong with good ol’ whole wheat oatmeal pancakes. I usually give the boys a cup of yogurt to eat while I’m making the pancakes because they wake up ravenous and ready to eat. It’s a mess, but it’s good for ’em.

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After breakfast, I run around like a crazy women trying to get the boys dressed and out the door for school…

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We’re ALWAYS late, but it’s preschool, so I’ve decided not to stress about it. We get there when we get there. School starts at 9am and it takes us about 15 minutes to get there. I took this as we were leaving the house. Like I said, we’re the late ones…

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They LOVE school and learn so much, which makes me feel so much better about my decision to send them to school each day while I bake and blog.

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We were so late that everyone was already across the street in chapel, so we had to put their lunches in their cubbies and cross the street to join the rest of school. Yep, I was that mom strolling in with my 3 kiddos in the middle of a prayer. Talk about embarrassing!

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After I dropped them off, I headed to a tennis lesson! Long story short, I used to play tennis competitively and pretty seriously. I got burnt out and have barely picked up a racket in 10+ years. A few of my girlfriends asked me recently if I wanted to go in on tennis lessons with them and I thought why not! I used to love tennis, I need to exercise more, and it will give me some quality time with my sweet friends each week. Win-Win-Win!

So I dusted off my racket and headed to the court.We were all dying laughing the whole time because it felt very Real Housewives of Dallas-ish! The instructor was pretty hot (not as hot as my hubs, of course, but pretty nice lookin’) and here we are 3 mamas who had just dropped our kiddos off at school and headed to a tennis lesson. If you know us, you know we’re about as far from real housewives as they come, but it was super fun and we’re excited to keep learning so we can play together for years to come!

I forgot how awesome of a workout tennis is. I sweated my arse off…

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After the lesson, I headed to Central Market (our favorite grocery store) to pick up ingredients for the recipe I was going to photograph for the blog as soon as I got home. I go to “the market” at least once a day, sometimes twice and sometimes 3 times. They know me well!

Central Market is a foodie’s paradise and full of tasties, so I snacked my way through…

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Walking back into a quiet house is always so weird, yet wonderful. My office-mates hardly at work…

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I put on some music and published a post while snacking on popcorn and a diet coke since I had just stuffed my face at Central Market and knew I would be eating some of the yummy pot pie I was about to make and photograph. Some days I eat a healthy lunch, but today it was tasties then popcorn. This is how I do…

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Oh no! It’s almost 1:30pm and I hadn’t even started the Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Pot Pie I needed to make and photograph before I had to leave and get the boys at 3:15pm. It was going to be tight on timing, but it had to be done to meet my deadline.

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By the time I took step-by-step photos and got the pot pie in the oven, it just finished baking when I needed to rush out the door to get the boys. I turned the oven off and just left it in there in hopes that it wouldn’t burn so I could do the final shots when we got back home. I pick up the boys at 3:30pm and like most Friday Eve’s, we stop for a treat on the way home to celebrate…

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Today it was Gooey’s frozen yogurt which is super healthy until you top it with toffee and ask for it in a candy-coated waffle cone! 😉 I got pumpkin pie froyo and it was mmmm-AZING! Looking forward to getting it many a times this fall!

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We head back home and I hate doing this to the boys, but I’ve got to photograph the pot pie real quick, so I set them up with crayons and coloring sheets to buy me some time before they’re digging into the pot pie mid-shot…

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I’ve started shooting on the floor so once they’re done coloring, they’re down and dying to “help mama” which makes for an interesting and somewhat stressful photo shoot, but we got her done and the great news is that dinner was ready to go. Such a relief!

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Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Casserole

It’s a wrap! I took the pot pie straight to the table and we sit down for dinner. I eat a little bit with the boys while they devour half of it. Brandon flies home on Thursday nights so I like to wait and eat dinner with him again. Plus, eating with the boys is always busy and by the time I serve them, pick up dropped/thrown spoons, refill their drinks, make sure they stay seated, etc. etc., I barely get a few bites in anyway.

After dinner, we go straight to bath. It’s one of my favorite times of the day. They’re all clean, contained and happy, and I just sit back and watch them play while catching up on Instagram. I adore bath time!

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Post bath gets a bit crazy again! Boys will be boys…

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Dada’s flight got delayed (of course!) due to bad weather so we’ve got some time to kill until he gets home. I always like to keep the boys up so they can see Dada and welcome him home if it’s not going to be too late.

So we head to the living room for a little dance and jumping party…

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Then we clean up the playroom (this is nothing, it’s usually much much worse)…

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And snuggle in for a little Mickey Mouse Clubhouse while we wait for Dada to walk through the door…

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HE’S HOME!!! Hip hip hooray!

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And he brought treats!!! Good hubby.

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It’s almost 9pm so we start our night-nights. The twins go down first. Night-night snuggles and kisses are the best…

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And then we spend some quality time with Baker-man reading and saying our prayers. His favorite book right now is this old library book that a friend found in an antique shop in L.A. and mailed to us. It’s called “I Want to be a Baker”. It’s the cutest book and Baker loves hearing his name and learning about what baker’s in bakeries do.

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After reading a book or two, I usually leave and let Dada get some one-on-one time with Baker before coming back in for prayers. It’s so sweet to hear them giggling and Dada telling funny or scary stories while I’m tidying up the house, reheating dinner, and laying out the boys clothes for the next day…

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After the boys are all tucked in, Brandon and I catch up over dinner and then settle in on the couch for some House of Cards (current show obsession) and a plate full of sweet treats with a frosted glass of milk. A sweet way to end the day…

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At about 11:45pm, Barrett starts screaming and crying “mama” “dada”! Poor guy! Darn molars! So I actually got to end my day in an even sweeter way…

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Notice that I have packing tape holding my glasses together! What the what?! I’ve got to get to the eye doctor.

And that, my friends, would be a day in my life! It was a great day! Every day is different and I wouldn’t wish it any other way!

Didn’t get that shower in that I had hoped for, but there’s always tomorrow, right?! 😉

xoxo,

Maegan

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Comments

    • MaeganMaegan

      Awwww, thanks Andi! You’re the sweetest! I loved getting a glimpse into your busy day as well. Life with boys is so much fun and never a dull moment, isn’t it?! 😉

  1. Your day was just so sweet! I loved doing this too and will love looking back at it later. In fact, I might do it again in a few months! Oh and I LOVE Central Market. I live 2 1/2 hours from Houston and we go every time we are there!! I’m so jealous you get to go all the time!

    • MaeganMaegan

      Thanks Nicole! We put our stove and oven to constant use…I don’t think they ever get a break! 😉 Thanks for your sweet words! xoxo

    • MaeganMaegan

      Miss you too, Emily! Love seeing pics of your handsome little man! You’re such a great mama! Isn’t it so fun?! xoxo

  2. I LOVED this! I feel like we are all kind of on our own planets and then converge together at the school occasionally. I love getting to see what’s going on on YOUR planet. How sweet and patient are you and thanks for admitting the shower thing…same here. Dirty girls unite!!

    • MaeganMaegan

      haha! One day I actually showered and fixed my hair before picking up the boys and Becky took a double take as I walked through the door because she didn’t recognize me! 😉 So sad, but it is what it is, right?! We need to get together and play ASAP! xoxo

  3. Had to click through to read how you juggle those 3 sweet boys (and because I love day-in-the-life posts)! You do such a great job!

    Only thing that wouldn’t work for me is the shower schedule … I get so cold after sweating (even in Dallas) so I’m in the shower multiple times per day! But I can do shower, halfway-hair-dry, makeup, and clothes in 12 minutes flat, so I make it work 🙂

    • MaeganMaegan

      Haha, Megan! If I exercised as much as you (or period for that matter!), I would definitely have to shower daily. 😉 Thanks for your sweet words! Hope you’re doing great and hope to see you soon! xoxo

  4. Your family is wonderful! I love that you have a little Baker too. Where was the laundry? Okay, I guess you can’t tell us everything. It was so sweet seeing the boys greeting their Dada. You are very brave shooting on the floor with all those little ones and dogs. How do you do it all and make it look so easy!

    • MaeganMaegan

      ha! Great question, Ginny! Our washer is always running! I seriously just pile all the clothes in front of it and as soon as one load finishes, I put the next in. I try to fold and put them away right as they’re coming out of the dryer because the machines are in a closet in the hallway and there’s no where else to put them. Same with the dishwasher…always running and I’m always loading and unloading to keep up. Fun times! Thanks for your sweet words! xoxo

  5. Maegan, oh my gawd, I love this post so much!!! your kids are adorable!!! I have a 3, almost 4 year old and I also put her in pre-k (we started at a wonderful one at a local church when we lived in WA which we loved but then we moved to WI and I quickly had to find another one). . M loves it and gets to socialize more with kids her age, outside of Sunday school at church and I have my time to cook and write and do the blog work. I loved that photo where you are trying to shoot and the kids are playing right next to you. . that is my life too!!! When I’m stressed and rushing to take photos while the sun is cooperating, I usually tell them to go into the playroom. . they are equally excited when daddy gets home over here (love your photo!) . . but mine never comes home with treats in hand! 😛 loved this post!

  6. Great glimpse into your daily life…I can totally relate! What are you using for your photo backdrop when shooting pics on the floor?

    • MaeganMaegan

      Hi AK! I sometimes don’t even use a backdrop if I’m shooting at an angle, but if I’m shooting straight on, I use a white board. The one that the boys are sliding on in the pic above! Never a dull moment! 😉

  7. Severiana

    I have a mama question. My son’s bday is next week the big 4! He wants a play kitchen, but my husband says he is too old. What do you think? I have a baby girl that is 1 and coming up right behind him, but I want to get him something he will enjoy. Thanks for the help!!!

  8. Ah HA! See that’s why you’ve got the big guns, lifting, swinging, carrying those cuties! And here I was thinking it was all that flour benching and scooping! J/k.

    This was the cutest. I don’t have kids but I feel like my day is non-stop between getting to go for a run, shower, work, shower, bake/cook/marinade/prepare, shoot, eat. Etc. I think I’ll just skip the shower so I’m not showering 2-3 times a day. (ER’s are gross.)

    Thanks for posting this! Love “watching” you on IG!

  9. Maegan, this was such a neat post! Thank you for taking the time to show us all, and thank you for the amazing blog! I work out of town too, and have a pile of printed recipes of yours to try when I get back home this weekend. I will make sure to Instagram and tag!

    I can only imagine how much time goes in to such beautiful cooking, baking, and blogging. Please know how much we appreciate it!

  10. I’m so glad I’m not the only one who has to forgo showers some days! When I see moms at preschool drop off who have make-up on and blow-friend hair I really wonder how they do it! That’s a once-a-month thing at my house, if that! 😉 What a sweet day in the life post!!

  11. Sinta

    I don’t know how you do it but you are such a great mom. I have 2 boys a 3 year old and 1 year old I just found your page and thank u lord I did I struggle every day with my boys I love it but I pray everyday that I will be a great mother (I look up to u ) . I had a question how do u discipline your boys If you don’t mind me asking ? My boys are good and very respectful but when we go in public they constantly act up, do you have any advice that could help ?

    • MaeganMaegan

      Hi Sinta! Thanks so much for your sweet words. It’s never a dull moment with toddler boys, is it?! They keep us on our toes. We’re still trying to figure out the best way to discipline our boys because as soon as we think we’ve got the best way figured out, it stops working and we have to try something new. And what works for one usually doesn’t work for the others. We do lots of time-outs and loss of privileges (like going special places, getting special treats or playing with special toys). We try to be consistent and follow through with any consequences we’ve given them. We’re very strict when we’re out and about mostly for safety reasons, but if they’re being disrespectful to us or others, we’ll pack it up and go home. A while back, one of mine reached his hand in the toppings at the self-serve frozen yogurt shop after I told them several times not to touch the toppings. We had already fixed his yogurt at this point, so I paid for it and threw it in the trash right in front of him to make my point that if you don’t listen to my instructions, there will be consequences. He screamed all the way home, but we’ve been back to the yogurt shop several times and none of them will even go near the toppings because they know what will happen if they touch the toppings. 😉 I’m no expert as every day is a challenge and we’re just trying to raise them to be respectful and make great choices. We’re in the thick of it, but I’m hoping it will all pay off when they’re older. Hang in there and enjoy those sweet boys! xoxo

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