a Stay-at-Home Mom . . .
I was a newlywed . . .
I was a mom to one 5 year old daughter . . .
I worked full-time as a fifth grade teacher . . .
I had never even heard of scrapbooking . . .
I would get up early in the mornings, it was still dark out (usually around 5:30 am) and grab a cup of coffee out of the kitchen (we always set the timer back then). My husband was always still asleep at this time of day.
I would take a shower, get ready for the day, and my daughter would be responsible and often wake up on her own.
I would make sure her clothes matched (she always has had such good taste in clothes) and teeth brushed and face cleaned and we'd head out the door.
Then we'd rush out the door to drop her off at before and after school care. She always ate breakfast there because I didn't want to wake her up too early and there was plenty of time between the 6:30 drop off time and the 7:45 bus for her to eat.
7:00 brought bathtime and story time. My daughter always loved having her hair dryed for her. She'd sit on the floor criss-cross applesauce and I'd sit on the sofa behind her and I'd just brush and dry her hair. She loved it . . . and we'd watch some tv time just for her.
Once I got her into bed, I'd load the dishes up, and pick up the "hot spots" around the house, and work on more grading (or I should have been). Most of the time I just vegged in front of the TV like I was braindead, wondering when my dear husband would be home.