Where does time go when you’re a mom?

where does time go

As I’m sitting here writing this blog post, I realize the day has completely flown by. It seems just a few hours ago it was 5:15 am and Aless, our human rooster, was letting us know it was time to get up. Precisely 14 hours has passed since then, and I’m trying to remember where it all went. I suppose 80 percent of every minute is attributed to taking care of Aless – any infant/baby/toddler for that matter – which is a huge chunk of time. In fact, there are 840 minutes in 14 hours. Less approximately two hours of nap time (it was not a sleepy day) Aless time accounted for 576 of those 840 minutes. WHOA! This means I had 264 minutes or approximately 4.4 hours in those 14 hours to do other “stuff” like eat, shop for a few necessities online, clean the house, work on side projects, obsess over my email on the weekend and write this blog post. Since I now take 5-10 minute showers and rarely have time to “do” my hair, I won’t even include this in the equation. Moms have very little “me” time.

I’m thinking one of those fancy infographics is in order, to show just how much time is involved in being a mom. Maybe it will serve as a PSA or new form of birth control. 🙂

So let me ask you…

Where does time go when you’re a mom?

Posted on by Crystal in Motherhood, Oh Aless!

10 Responses to Where does time go when you’re a mom?

  1. thedoseofreality

    I have no idea, but when you find it let me know because I am often missing entire chunks of time! ;)-Ashley
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  2. Nicole @ Work in Sweats Mama

    It seems like time flies by until the last hour before bedtime. Then it drags on for an eternity! The mommy time warp is why my house is a total disaster!
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  3. Raquel @ Organized Island

    Oh isn’t it amazing how fast it goes by! I am really time-concious but it still goes by so fast! Would love to see an infographic 🙂
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  4. Melissa Ricci

    I love this idea! I will never understand how fast the day goes. I always have a ton of stuff to do, get to half of it, call it a day and then go to bed. It is maddening! Mommy-time for me is, like you said, a 5 minute shower. Grr!

    X Melissa

  5. R.F. Dietz

    The time leaves us and goes to our youngins. You can tell because they start looking older and getting more clever.
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  6. Kim@Co-Pilot Mom

    I wish I knew where the time went. Time and I have a precarious relationship these past few years – it is slipping by way too fast. 🙂
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  7. Melissa

    The time flies by when you blink. The moment you take your eyes off your baby it’s like a whole year has passed. My baby is now 18 and I can’t imagine where that time went. How did 18 years pass by my without me being able to stop it. I want to rewind time, go back to her being little, go back to her needing me so very much. Now she’s a beautiful young lady, who doesn’t need me as much as I need her. So don’t blink because when you do, time disappears!
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  8. another jennifer

    That was way to much math for me. I think an infographic would be helpful. 🙂

    I have no idea where the time goes. I wish I could find it, along with all the socks that disappear in this house.
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  9. Leslie

    In response to your question: out the window. There’s no stopping when you’re with kids…until you crash on the sofa at the end of the day and barely make it 10 minutes before falling asleep. Here’s hoping you find more time soon!
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  10. Lisa @ The Golden Spoons

    I am super impressed by your math skills – especially since you did this late in the evening! I have no idea where the time goes – the hours, the days, or the years. It’s like having a kid instantly pushes the Fast Forward button and then it gets stuck!
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