A Day in the Life of a Mommy Blogger

 A Day in the Life of a Mommy Blogger by popular blogger Jessica of Happily Hughes

I get asked ALL the time what a day in the life of a mommy blogger actually looks like.  Some people even comment: “It seems so glamorous, you are SO LUCKY!”  Let me tell you something: It has very little to do with luck and a lot to do with hustle.  You must have somewhat of an ability to write- that’s in bold because I get a text a week from one of my friends fixing my grammar on a post.  And you must be willing to pimp at least a portion of your life and family for social media.  I have no shame and pimp my fam out nonstop (sorry kids).  Sometimes I worry that they’ll have a complex from it, but then I get over it and do it again anyways.  So what does a day in the life entail?  Let me tell you: 

A Day in the Life of a Mommy Blogger

A Day in the Life of a Mommy Blogger by popular blogger Jessica of Happily Hughes

  • Wake up at 5 AM- Finish the post I was writing the night before, answer emails, and catch up on whatever else I’m behind on.  I am ALWAYS behind. ALWAYS! That’s more from lack of organization than from too much work.
  • 7 AM- Both kids are up and at ’em.  We normally get ready and head to the gym.
  • 8:30-9:00 AM- post to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.  I then send links to my assistant to post in Facebook groups for me. 
  • 9:15 AM Catch up on Instagram and engage with followers.  Then I workout and get the kids from daycare.  We may go swimming or to the park afterwards.  I try REALLY hard not to be on my phone.  
  • Buuuuut at around 10:30-12:30 there’s a fire to put out, a brand needs something RIGHT NOW so I handle that while trying to wrangle the nuggets down to eat lunch and nap. 
  • 12:30-2:30 is time for conference calls, editing my post from earlier, and answering urgent emails.  
  • 2:30-6:30 the kids are up and we’re doing activities, play dates etc. 
  • 6:30-8:30 dinner, bath time, and bed. 
  • 8:30 until whenever I can get all my work done .  Sometimes that’s 10:30 and sometimes it’s 2:30.  it just depends on the week and what’s due.
  • Wake up at 5 and do it all over again! 

A Day in the Life of a Mommy Blogger by popular blogger Jessica of Happily Hughes

Obviously this schedule is VERY Flexible.  I have two kids and turn into a bear if I have too many nights of little sleep.  I also have weeks where I’ve taken on way too much and can’t handle it all.   In summation: being a mommy blogger is hard work, I’m a hot mess, and there’s very little that’s glamorous.  The pictures?  They’re all normally done one day a week with a photographer.  If you follow me on IG stories you know the rest of the time I look slightly homeless.  So there it is- the truth behind my blogging career and what it actually looks like!

22 thoughts on “A Day in the Life of a Mommy Blogger

  1. Jessica

    A day in the life of a mother blogger is not an easy one.I totally agree with you.I love the fact that you are a great mum and a successful blogger.That alone is encouraging though it isn’t easy.

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  2. Tiffany Meiter

    Oh my goodness, 5am would be so hard for me. I am more of a night person. I tend to always be behind too, a lot of that is due to there is so many options and ideas floating around out there its hard to really focus on something.

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  3. Anosa

    Now you have share your schedules, people would not think that it is so easy to be a blogger. Well, blogging should also be a passion because if not. We could not be able to do the day-to-day task. Love that you have always make time for your family.

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  4. Baby Isabella

    Woweee! you have an assistance to plug and promote thats pretty awesome! My mummy struggles with full time work, promotion and writing posts but she enjoys it and it’s her hobby that she does it in her free time 🙂 sounds like you have super busy days!

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  5. Lynne Harper

    It so lovely to read a true reflection on a bloggers day. All too often people assume we do little apart from receiving lovely gifts. Thank you for writing this x

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  6. lex

    you have a whole lot on here, not easy being the mom blogger but am glad you do this well and come out of it with smiles and the feeling of success.

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  7. Elizabeth O

    Blogging is hard work and can consume our time and alienate friends and family in a heartbeat. From time to time, I take a sabbatical from blogging, and I routinely use the help of a VA.

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  8. Yaya

    I like knowing bloggers day to day schedules. Thanks for sharing yours! It must be difficult to be a mom blogger. Whenever I try and blog when we have the kids I never seem to be able to get anything done.

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  9. Louise

    Aww, you day a great job of being a mommy blogger 🙂 My 4 year old gave up on sleep 18 months ago so we just have to go with the flow at the moment. He starts school in September though, so I hope to be able to stick to some sort of schedule from then 🙂

    Louise x

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  10. Louise

    Aww, you do a great job of being a mommy blogger 🙂 My 4 year old gave up on sleep 18 months ago so we just have to go with the flow at the moment. He starts school in September though, so I hope to be able to stick to some sort of schedule from then 🙂

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