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A Day in the Life of an Author Mom

πŸ›ŒπŸ“±πŸ“₯I wake up, check email on my phone, and do my social media posts for the day while I’m still in bed.

πŸ³πŸ‘¨β€πŸ¦±πŸ§’πŸ‘¨β€πŸ¦±πŸ‘§Next, I eat breakfast with my family. Then I help my four kids get ready for school, style hair, pack lunches and water bottles, and put on masks.

πŸ“€πŸ’³πŸš˜I respond to my email and pay bills, before driving to preschool.

πŸ–₯πŸ“‘πŸ“’Then I have two hours to myself! It’s pretty amazing. I try to use this time to draft and edit.

πŸš˜πŸ§ƒπŸ‡The time passes quickly and my preschooler comes home for lunch.

πŸš΄β€β™€οΈπŸ“²πŸ“šI go 10 miles on my exercise bike while I write book reviews on my phone. If I’m caught up on reviews, I get to read! My favorite hobby.

πŸšΏπŸ‘šπŸ‘–I finally shower and get out of my sweats for real clothes.

πŸ–πŸ“πŸ“ΈMy preschooler and me play together. When she picks what we do, we play farm animals. When I pick, we take bookstagram photos. She’s a great helper!

πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘§πŸ’»β˜•οΈOnce she gets tired of playing with me, we text her friend. While they play, I try to get in a little work before they ask for a tea party. Yes, we have a tea party almost every day! You’ve got to train them young.

πŸš˜πŸ“žπŸ§‘Then we bring her friend home and go pick up my other kids from school. While we wait in the parking lot, I respond to social media comments on my cell.

πŸ“„πŸŽ‰πŸ”After school, is homework, playing, and making dinner.

βš½οΈπŸ©°πŸ“šThe evening is a litany of soccer and dance practices. While I wait in the car, I read YA books!

πŸ›πŸ“ΊπŸ‘«Bedtime is my second favorite part of the day. My husband and I will watch Netflix in bed and then talk about our day.

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Samantha Hastings

Samantha Hastings has degrees from Brigham Young University, the University of Reading (Berkshire, England), and the University of North Texas. …

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