Life with a 5 month old and 2 year old

Our routine with a 5 month old and two year old is busy! Today I go through our schedule, updates on breastfeeding and MSPI, getting ready to move, considering preschool for a two year old and more!

This is probably one of the longest blogging breaks I’ve taken in a few years. No, I’m not pregnant. Yes, I am busy. Life with two is just a lot right now. Not too much, but a lot. Take a peek at our schedule , and everything that’s been going on. 

Schedule with a 2 Year Old and 5 Month Old

Our schedule looks something like this:

7 a.m.- Baby wakes up, try to coax back to sleep, fail, get up

8/9 a.m.- Toddler wakes up, dress, feed, try to eat myself

10 a.m.-1p.m.-  Do stuff: errands or housework or playing in the house, hopefully Baby takes a nap at some point which is quality time activities with toddler, maybe eat lunch depending on how late/how big breakfast ended up being

1/2 p.m.- Put down toddler and baby for naps, Baby wakes up after an hour then have quality time reading and playing, in my “free time” I eat lunch and start prepping dinner or making other food staples

3/4 p.m.- Toddler gets up, go for walk to park or just play outside in common areas, sometimes one more Baby nap

5:30/6 p.m.- M gets home, hand off kids, make dinner, eat

7 p.m.- M takes Baby to bath, I finish dinner with toddler, M takes toddler to bath, I put baby to bed, I put toddler to bed

9 p.m.- Chores: usually cleaning up dinner, doing dishes, folding laundry

10 p.m.- Time to unwind even though I should really go to bed because Baby still has several night-wakings, generally spend at least 20 minutes figuring out food for the next day, then answering emails, anything else I need to do…

Midnight- bed, finally


Breastfeeding Update

It’s World Breastfeeding Week- so a happy week to all the lactating mothers out there! It’s a wild ride but one so very worth it. I’m going to try to post a little more about this since I have been nursing now for over 25 months, yeah.

Food Update

Related to the above- I am making everything from scratch, or almost everything. This is:

a) because Baby Brother still has MSPI so for practical reasons there’s just a lot I can’t buy

b) I’ve been reading a lot about environmental/ecological toxins, GMOs, epigenetics and how all those relate to food allergies

c) As a result of the first two, I’ve decided that even though for years now I have leaned towards green products and clean eating, now is the time to complete the transformation; I’m giving myself a year to figure it all out and turn us into an organic household.

boys enthralled by getting our couches cleaned


So close yet so far away- next summer we are moving! I would be lying if I said I wasn’t excited. I also know that it will not be an easy move with the little ones and that my schedule will probably be just as difficult after we move.

But it is something to look forward to, and I’m starting a little project to clean up our house- aiming to sell or donate at least one item or group of items per week until we have to leave.

We still have to figure out logistically how much we want to sell vs. take with us but we’ve accumulated so much over the past 3+ years (and nesting through 2 pregnancies, and having two kids) that I need to start sooner than later.


We’re thinking about sending Little Boy to preschool. I’ve visited several schools and we have a frontrunner. That said, Little Boy has been showing mixed emotions about actually going. He wants to play with the kids but he also wants to stay home, and he still very much needs his nap. I think we are leaning towards doing it, but I can’t say I’m totally ready either.

So that’s where we’re at. Just a lot going on. I’m going to try to make an effort to catch up on some posts I have pending but even this one took me 3 days to actually finish, so no promises over here.

What have you been up to? Any other mothers with 2 under 2 want to chime in?

Have kids a different age? Here are some of our other routine posts:

Have older kids? We’ve got a lot more schedule right here!

Daily schedule for a 5 month old baby and 2 year old toddler graphic

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