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Work from home mamas - what’s your day like? How are you balancing your schedule and childcare/school runs? In-house counsels and law firms attorneys.

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I drop my toddler at daycare sometime before 8:00 and pick him up around 5:00. If I still have work to do I get back to it after his bedtime at 7:00/7:30. If I have a light day I will pick him up early.

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Husband and I are both in private practice. Both wfh with occasional trips to office. It makes this a lot easier.

We take turns getting up/doing the morning routine with our toddler. That way, the other one can focus on work or sleep in.

6:30-7 am: wake up and get toddler ready for the day.
7-8 am: breakfast followed by playtime
8 am: parent gets ready for the day, followed by daycare drop off.
5-7pm: daycare pick up, play time, dinner, bath
7 pm: bedtime
8-10 pm: usually log on again to wrap up work

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Thank you!

Biglaw mom of four (two school aged and two preschoolers). My husband and I both work from home.


Weekdays
5:30am - Husband and I go to the gym

6:30am - Husband makes sure our school aged kids are ready for school. I get ready for the day.

7:00am - Husband takes school aged kids to school. The toddlers wake up. I prepare them breakfast, get them dressed and then we play for a bit. (My husband and I may trade duties).

8:00am - Nanny starts her day with the toddlers. I begin work.

12:00pm -1:30pm (time may vary based on meetings). Lunch/walk with husband. I may run errands.

2:00 - Nanny picks kids up from school. If there is a conflict, my husband or I do pick up.

5:00pm - 8:00pm - Check in on homework, eat dinner, bedtime routine with kids. Nanny is off duty at 6 (she lives with us). Toddlers are in bed at 7. May watch something with my school aged kids. Some days the job demands that I'm only available for dinner.

8:00pm - ??? Complete the days tasks. If my school aged kids have games or an event I want to attend during the day I may work into the small hours to meet my deadlines or I decide to work over the weekend.

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Thanks so much for this! This is great!! I’m not big law but I have 3 kids so this is relatable.

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