A Day in the Life of a Work-At-Home-Mom Graphic Designer

So, I think the super long title totally says it all! I have so many people ask me how I get things done with two kids under 5, and what I do during the day. I would be lying if I said it was easy, but it is manageable! So here’s a breakdown of my day. 

7 AM - wake up and breakfast time. I get up at 7 when my husband leaves for work, and the kids are typically just waking up around this time as well. We all eat breakfast, and I do a few chores like laundry or dishes if necessary.  

8 AM - I like to watch the last hour of GMA, because who doesn’t love Michael Strahan?! 

9 AM - I start my prospecting. I prospect for about 3 to 5 hours a day - it doesn’t really stop. I’m always periodically looking on my phone for prospects, but I set aside a full time block in the morning. 

10 AM - my business “officially” opens and I respond to all client messages. I used to do this as soon as I woke up or even at 2 AM, but I quickly learned I was training my clients to think they could message me 24/7 and expect a response immediately. Now I only respond during my business hours, unless it’s an emergency of course. 

11 AM - I start making lunch for my kiddos and get my youngest down for his nap after.  

12:30 PM - I work on projects during my quiet afternoons. Please don’t ask me what I’m going to do when napping stops, because I will have a full blown panick attack.  

3:30 PM - family time

7:30 PM - I work on projects until I’m at a good stopping point for the night - usually I stop around 9:30.  

I truly have a very full day and man, is it crazy. But I love what I do and I love my kids immensely, and I wouldn’t change a thing.