Originally posted 12/29/20
What does a mother’s typical day look like? While no two days are the same when parenting young children, we take a bird's eye view of Sara’s life, a fictitious stay-at-home mother of two.
From morning latte to lights out, we’ll find out more on how Amazon Pay can make it easier to navigate life thanks to a speedy payment method that requires no sign-up and no new passwords.
About Sara the stay-at-home mum
Preferences and habits:
- Married with children and living in the suburbs
- Prefers having endless options while shopping
- Values spending time with family and friends
- Chooses quality over quantity
- Likes to keep her credit card information secure
Sara’s weekday – A diary entry
6:30am – Rise and shine
My alarm goes off. It’s early, but I like to have 30 minutes for myself before everyone else is up.
6:35am – Hot drinks and meditation
I open the meditation app on my phone and start the coffee maker. When I finish my mindfulness routine, I should have a fresh pot, but as I open the cupboard, I realise I’m almost out of my favorite blend. I quickly go to BuyWholefoodsOnline and order a pack of Whole Earth Wake Up, then check out in a few seconds with Amazon Pay. Now onto my meditation, before my me-time is up.
7:15am – Breakfast time
My 6-year-old Liza and 2-year-old Caleb are also up now and ready for breakfast. We usually have cereal in the morning, but they have been asking for pancakes for days and I decide to surprise them. We make them together and obviously the first fight of the day is about who gets to whisk the eggs. Mental note: order another whisk on ProCook as soon as I am done flipping pancakes. As they accept Amazon Pay, it will take me less than a minute to check out and peace will be restored.
8:50am – Morning activities
My husband is locked in the home-office working on an important project. Luckily I have a day full of activities planned for my little ones, so he’ll have time to focus. They love arts and craft, hence a couple of days ago I ordered some suncatcher kits on Hobbycraft.co.uk, an adorable unicorn for her and an all- time favorite dragon for him. This will be enough to entertain them for the next couple of hours and as the sun is out today, we’ll be able to hang them up and see them in action.
11:30am – New delivery notification from Alexa
The kids behaved surprising well and adored painting their suncatchers. Could this day get any better? As I relish the moment, Alexa’s light goes yellow. “This must be last night’s order” I say to myself. We are potty-training our youngest and to encourage him I ordered pull-up nappies with his favorite character. Fingers crossed, this will seal the deal. Alexa tells me the parcel is out for delivery, and not too long after, I hear a knock on the door. The diapers are here, so I help him put one on and hope for the best.
12:30pm – Lunch in the park
It’s a gorgeous day and the sun keeps shining. We decide to make the most of it and organise an impromptu picnic in the nearest park. A couple of sandwiches, some sliced cucumber and carrots sticks, and we’re ready to hit the road. As we’re stepping out, I realize we don’t have anything to sit on. I grab a blanket we keep on the sofa, but while Liza and Caleb run in their room to get a couple of toys, I pick up my phone, open Anorak and order a picnic blanket using Amazon Pay. Checkout is easy and quick, so by the time the kids are back in the room I am done and ready for our outing.
3:30pm – Alexa, reorder diapers
We are back! Sandwiches went down a treat and Caleb picked up seven grey stones. I tried to convince him that they’d have a better life near the other pebbles but he wouldn’t take no for an answer. At least he used the potty as soon as we got back home. While I put the stones away in his treasure box, I say “Alexa, reorder my last order” – the diapers seem to work and I want to ensure I have enough for the following week, too. It’s nice ordering with Alexa using my Amazon account, voice is so practical and I don’t have to lift a finger.
5:25pm – Takeaway pizza
It’s been a busy day and neither my husband nor I have any intentions of cooking tonight. After all that time playing in the grass, the kids need a bath. While they splash cheerfully, I open Alexa on my phone and ask “Alexa, open Domino’s”, ordering a huge pizza. Whenever a store offers Amazon Pay as a payment method, I don’t need to think twice about it. It only takes me a few minutes to complete my purchase as it finds the nearest store, and has my payment detail saved in my account. Time to face the truth – my ability to retain information beyond nursery rhymes has been fully compromised by kid number two.
7:30pm – Story time
Liza has been obsessed with the children’s book ‘The tiger who came to tea’ since she was three, and now Caleb is getting into it too. Hubby is on bedtime duty, so he reads it to them one more time before switching the light off and joining me on the sofa. Caleb is turning three in a month and will be old enough to go to the theatre when they reopen in September, so I head to London Theatre Direct and buy four tickets for the play based on the book. Again, luckily they offer Amazon Pay so I quickly checkout and I am finally ready for my evening program.
8:00pm – Check my Amazon Pay orders
Before I turn on Amazon Prime Video to watch another episode of Little Fires Everywhere (latest obsession), I head over to Amazon.com, click on ‘My orders’, then toggle over to Amazon Pay to double-check today’s purchases. It looks like all the transactions went through as expected and I won’t run out of diapers.
I pour myself a glass of wine, snuggle on the sofa and relax. Tomorrow will be another exciting full day.
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