Juggling life with an active toddler, while owning a busy PR firm is no easy feat, but Arizona Momma Jan Bracamonte is a pro at making big things happen. The late nights and long days that come with her industry are put on hold come Monday. On Mondays she works from home to spend extra time with her little boy, Oliver. Today I am thrilled to have Jan on Momma Society sharing what a Monday working from home looks like. Squeezing in phone calls and emails between playtimes and nap times - Jan knows a thing or two about making every minute of the day count!
By The Numbers
The Daily Grind
6:30am: Alarm goes off (ugh – Monday comes too soon after a fun-filled weekend) and I sneak out of bed, wrap up in my robe and head to my home office down the hall without waking the hubby, baby or dog.
7:00am: I dig my way out of emails, check the news and ensure there are no fires to put out. Since I work from home on Mondays, I have a really tight to-do list and know I have to start cranking away.
7:30am: I hear Oliver waking up and Anthony going to get him. I pop across the hall for a morning kiss from each of the boys. Then, back to the office.
7:45am: On Mondays, Anthony delivers my morning coffee (almond milk, one Splenda) and gluten-free waffles to my office while he and Oliver make breakfast downstairs and watch cartoons.
8:30am: Shift change! Anthony is off to work and it’s time to hang with Ollie. We freshen up and hit the home gym for a quick 15-minute workout (better than nothing), chores and playtime.
11:30am: Naptime (for Ollie, but I wish it was for me). We grab two books, lay down on the giant stuffed dog in his room before he settles into his crib with his monkey Marv.
Noon: It’s go-time. I’ve got anywhere from 2 to 3 hours to get as much work done as possible. I call the office to check in with my team and get the daily download.
2pm: Two back-to-back client conference calls while Oliver sleeps. I don’t risk waking him, so I take my laptop and the baby monitor onto the front porch to enjoy some fresh air.
3pm: Lunch time (yes, we eat lunch this late!). I can’t cook to save my life, but I make a mean toddler lunch and really enjoy doing it. Less than a quarter of this will get eaten, most will end up on the floor and Whiskey will reap the benefits.
4pm: It’s time get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather. I pack Oliver, and a few snacks, into the stroller for a 1 mile run down to the lake to see the ducks and play at the park. I take a conference call from the park (Talk. Mute. Talk. Mute…you get the idea).
5:30pm: We play out back and throw some balls to Whiskey while we wait for Anthony to get home. Once he walks in the door, it’s a quick hello and another shift change. I head back to the office to check emails, return some calls and finish anything urgent.
7:15pm: After a quick dinner, we start the bedtime routine and it’s my favorite time of the day. It involves a bath, a few books, brushing our teeth and running around to get our wiggles out. Tonight, Oliver gets to hang in the office (his favorite place) and attempt at playing a video game with his dad before going to bed. (PHOTO)
8:30pm: It’s finally time to hang with Anthony, catch up and game plan the rest of the week with a glass of champagne in hand. It’s a Monday ritual that we both love.