mom's corner | a day in a mom's life
NEW FEATURE! bit. Kevin has dinner ready, so we quickly sit down to eat and tell each other about our days. Harper tells us about her new sight words at school and Austen tells us who she played with today.
7 p.m. Bath time and slowly settling
down for the night. The girls decide to watch some Disney Junior, and Kevin and I check emails from the after work hours.
7:30 p.m. It's time for bed for Harper
in and we scramble everyone in my SUV. Harper and Austen argue about what we should listen to on the radio – I win, so today it’s Garth Brooks and we sing along as we drive to school.
7:35 a.m. My favorite part of the day.
Day care drop off. I help the girls have breakfast and sit down with them for five to 10 minutes. I catch up with the other day care moms, and laugh at the crazy conversations that the kiddos have with their friends. After breakfast, I walk the girls to their individual classroom and grab a quick hug and kiss.
12 p.m. Lunch time! I usually have
working lunches. Today, it's a Blue Highway salad and throughout my lunch I'm updating my medical director on how things are going in the practice, and what the plan looks like with for the rest of the week. After our quick lunch, I run home and briefly let my dog out and then it's back to work before 1 p.m.
AFTERNOON 1 p.m. Time to work on staffing and
7:45 a.m. Fight the Gainesville traffic on the way one of my offices. While I sit in traffic, I call my mom to check in.
scheduling interviews for front office staff at my other location. I'm reviewing resumes sent to me by HR, scheduling first round interviews, and figuring out when we might be able to have applicants come in.
8:15 a.m. Check in with my staff –
3 p.m. I decide to get ahead and work
including providers, nurses and front office staff. I walk around the practice checking for any major issues, making sure our schedules look good for the day, and touch base with our medical director.
10 a.m. I have been investigating
insurance issues and making sure our billing and coding for office visits is on target. I also run my weekly reports. After all my reports are done, I call over to my other two offices to check in, make sure there are no urgent needs and try to address any emails. My inbox tends to fill quickly during the day so I try and combat it.
through the next few weeks of staffing schedules. This can be a struggle with so many different sites, different schedules, providers taking time off and staff wanting time off. It's a challenge, and it's like working on a 500-piece puzzle.
5 p.m. Woohoo! It’s the end of the day, and time to rush over to Orange Theory for my dose of exercise.
EVENING 6:30 p.m. Kevin has picked up the
kids from school. I head outside to let our three chickens out of their coop for a little
and Austen... the worst part of our day/ night. Several bathroom trips, tucking both kids in (at least four to five times) and the process seems to go on forever. Each girl has their own quirks and it is mentally and physically exhausting.
8 p.m. Bedtime is still going -- Kevin
and I, at this point, have given our fair share of hugs and kisses, tucked in both girls at least 10 times now, and have told them both to be quiet and rest. Austen is currently singing "Old McDonald had a Farm" to her Pooh Bear toy and Harper is asking for us to tuck her in... again... we're at the 11th time now. I wonder if I'm the only mom who has kids that are this hard to get to bed.
8:30 p.m. Silence -- we did it! Both
girls are finally in bed. Kevin and I watch "The Office" or "Parks and Recreation" on re-run and chat about our day. We figure out our plan for the next day including who has meetings after work, who will drop off and pick up the kids, and thoughts on what our weekend plans will be. I grab a glass of wine from our wine cabinet and relax.
9:30 p.m. I've fallen asleep on our
couch, a nightly ritual at our house. I'm on one end, and Mick is on the other. I'm not sure which of us snores the loudest, but Kevin says it's a tie.
10:30 p.m. Kevin wakes me up off the couch and tells me it is time to go to bed. I let the dog out, crawl into bed, set my alarm, and off to sleep... again. 4:45 a.m. comes early.
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