Monday, November 14, 2011

An "Everyday to do" List

I pretty much think I have the perfect life. I am beyond blessed to be able to stay at home with my sweet Brody and I will never be able to thank God and Ryan enough for that. Most of my days are pretty fun and even though a few months ago I never thought I would do anything but feed/change/hold/repeat, I am pretty productive most days. Because I am such an expert (psych) I want to share a list of things I think you should do a mommy, if applicable, or just as a woman, if applicable, or just as a person...if applicable. :)

(In no order of importance...)

  •  Play with your baby in just his/her diaper
  •  Drink a cup of cofee out of a mug that makes you happy (if you don't like coffee drink some tea, coke, milk..whatever you do like). I have a tinkerbell mug that Ryan gave me before we were married and a Texas mug that a dear friend (Micah Mitchell) gave us when we went to Texas to be in her wedding. And now my Christmas mugs are out!
  • Kiss your husband and tell him you love him
  • Make your bed-quickest way to make it look like you've done SOMETHING
  • Shower-yes, this is a decision us moms make's not a given that we will bathe each day
  • Fix your hair and/or put on make up-(especially if the previous doesn't one will be able to tell)
  • Read something/learn something-I love reading articles online or in magazines or just playing on Pinterest and learning how to do something
  • Read/watch something fun-I love fiction books and I love tv...I should really read more than I watch TV but I just finished The Hunger Games, and I have kind of been in "book mourning" which happens to me when I finish an awesome series too quickly and then its over.
  • Get moving-if you don't exercise hard core, go on a stroll, clean your floors, organize your closet, chase your baby, do something to get the blood pumping
  • Call your mom or dad, or sister or brother
  • Talk to a friend in some way-best way is face to face, but if you can't, call them, email them, text them...etc.
  • Talk to God many times a day and pray for your child and what they will become one day
  • Spend some time outdoors! 
  • Drink a lot of water
  • Do one extra thing, something not on your "must do" but "would be nice if I did" list
  • Read to your child
  • Tell your husband he's a good daddy
  • sing out loud
And once a week you should:
  • Eat at Chick Fil A
  • Go to Starbucks
  • Fix something new for dinner
  • shower while your husband is watching your baby so that you don't rush
  • Go to the grocery store


  1. This is very cute, and all too true! And I will admit to the difficulty I find in showering daily. And to add one, I would say finding something to do for someone else, if not everyday then once a week, even if it's just sending a card in the mail, or like you said calling, messaging, emailing.... This is something I do struggle with, so I'm humbly suggesting this.

  2. Thank you for the confessions about showering Abby and Amanda - I thought maybe I was the only one that found that difficult :) I also love the "making the bed" one...I love feeling accomplished by that one simple task! Thank you for the list - I think I might hang it on my frig to be reminded of it each day :)