A Day in the Life: 5 Minutes for Mom co-founder Janice Croze

by Janice

My turn! Yes, we MomCrunch bloggers are taking turns telling it like it is!

What does a day look like in our mom blogging madness? (You can catch up with Cecily as she kicked off our new “A Day In the Life” series and Justice Fergie’s A Day in the Life post if you missed them.)

At 6am I wake up. Not sure what wakes me — perhaps my mom radar that alerted me that one of my kids is up before I am. I stumble out of my room and look over the railing at my nine year old son, perched on the couch digesting his breakfast of cartoons. Ugghh — this is the same child that finally succumbed to sleep at 10:15pm the night before. (The joys of passing on a sleep disorder to my offspring.)

Grateful that it is my nine year old that is up, not my almost-four year old, I crawl back into bed. This day is not going to start at 6am! I worked till 2am the night before, and 3:40am the night before that. Tired doesn’t begin to describe my situation.

At 7:45am, I begin the “get in the car” scramble. I have to drive Jackson because I am crazy a fabulous parent who drives him to a French Immersion school instead of the neighbourhood school half a block down our street. (I am Canadian – note the extra u in neighbourhood – and the government gives us the option of a French Immersion program.) My daughter has preschool in the afternoon, but for now she comes along for the ride.

When I pull into my driveway, it is almost 9am. Time to eat breakfast at my laptop. I feed my daughter bites of Cheerios in between tweets and scanning emails for fires. There are always fires.

I publish a post I had drafted the night before, (grateful for the work I did at 1am,) and then take my laptop upstairs so my daughter’s nanny can watch her and I can concentrate a bit better.

At about 11am, I take a “lunch break.” Hey, if those office types can do it, then I can too! But there is no heading out to pick up a sandwich. The only break I want is with my pillow.

I crash for about an hour before I wake up at 12pm, my mind racing with everything I still need to do. The constant dilemma: when you have way more to get done in the day than is possible, how do you choose what to do first?


Written by Janice Croze, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom.
Wanna chat? Find me at: @5minutesformom, @janicecroze and Facebook.com/5minutesformom.

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Janice is co-founder of 5 Minutes For Mom. She's been working online since 2003 and is thankful her days are full of social media, writing and photography. You can see more of her photos at janicecrozephotography.com.

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1 Janelle September 26, 2011 at 10:23 pm

Mom’s do so much more than any non-mom could ever know.



2 seattle nanny September 22, 2014 at 11:40 pm

Ahhhhhh the joy of the endless dishes. My mornings are a bit more relaxed as my 5yr old gets woken up at 7:30 for school and my hubby sleeps in and I can leave the 2 1/2 yr old asleep ( unless hubby is out of town due to work, most days he doesn’t have to out the door until 9) so once I’m back from the school run by 8:30 it’s breakfast and play time, dishes, shower, dressed, more playtime, lunch, more dishes….


3 Nanny Los Angeles, CA October 9, 2011 at 7:35 pm

Wow! This sounds like my life!!! Us working moms have very long, long days (if they ever end!)


4 Nanny Los Angeles, CA October 9, 2011 at 7:38 pm

BTW- I love your site! It’s on my favorites now.. :) I think its a great idea since us moms only get a few minutes here and there to read anything! Yay for moms that have mommy related businesses!!!


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