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

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.


    • says

      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….


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