Academic Leigh Speaking

A professor, four kids, and a crash course in work/life balance

A Day in the Life with a 7 year old, 5.5 year old, 21 month old, and 7 week old May 6, 2016

Filed under: Family Life — leighj @ 11:33 am

I get up at 1:00 to feed baby.

Patrick gets up at 3:30 to sooth toddler.

I get up at 6 to feed baby, get toddler out of crib. 7 year old wakes up. Breakfast starting. I drink cold coffee, so as to expedite the process of getting caffeinated.

Everyone  eats. Usually, cereal, oatmeal, yogurt/fruit/granola, bread and cheese, a banana. 5.5 year old get up. Kids play, do homework, get dressed. Sometimes a bath in the morning, if we were too rushed/tired the night before.

We pack lunches and snacks. At 8:30 7 and 5.5 year olds get on the bus for school.

Toddler plays, baby naps. I work on school stuff. Patrick does dishes/laundry or plays with toddler.


Nap for toddler. I go into the office.

At 4:00 older boys off the bus. Mad rush for snack, play in the backyard. Dinner.

At 7:00 everyone starts going to bed.

At 9:30 lights out for us.

And it all starts over.

There is some variance, but that’s how we do it.


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