a day in the life | corinne mccombs

A Day In The Life with Corinne McCombs

It seems like every day is different around here. Kid schedules and work days are constantly flip flopping, making life unpredictable. Most days are busy, that seems to be the only constant. I wish I had something more exciting to document, but I’m just going to keep it real!

Alarm goes off at 6:45am, but it never fails, I snooze until 7:15.

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Rub my eyes for a few seconds before realizing I didn’t take yesterday’s mascara off, and stumble off to get the kids up!

a day in the life | corinne mccombs photo

a day in the life | corinne mccombs photo

a day in the life | corinne mccombs photo

Ah yes. It’s going to be one of those days… I feel your pain buddy.

a day in the life | corinne mccombs photo

Before you shake your head at me and start feeling bad about yourself, I am NOT Pinterest Mom. These are blueberry muffins in a package. I literally added water. Promise.

a day in the life | corinne mccombs photo

I don’t know about you, but this is considered completely acceptable attire for school drop-off. Not showing my mug because I still have raccoon eyes from rubbing yesterday’s mascara all over my face.

a day in the life | corinne mccombs photo

a day in the life | corinne mccombs photo

8:10am – I’m definitely dropping her off in the car line. 1) Brody has no pants on, 2) I still look like a raccoon.

a day in the life | corinne mccombs photo

Co-pilot by my side! This is when I debate driving 10 minutes to the Starbucks drive-thru, but usually end up going home instead.

a day in the life | corinne mccombs photo

If you need us, we’ll be doing this for the next 2 hours or so. Brody is either playing Cooking Mama on the DS, or one of the bazillion games on the iPad. I’m either working, or pretending to work. Most likely I’m on Clickin Moms.

a day in the life | corinne mccombs photo

a day in the life | corinne mccombs photo

10:30am – breakfast on the go! Ruined my favorite blanket for newborns last week by driving home with it hanging out the back of my car, so it’s time for a trip to one of my favorite stores! In other news, I finally washed my face.

a day in the life | corinne mccombs photo

a day in the life | corinne mccombs photo

a day in the life | corinne mccombs photo

Just my luck, the blanket I want is out of stock. Don’t worry, I always manage to find some other random things I don’t need. Seriously, what did I just buy? Is that an egg slicer?

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Brody was less than impressed with IKEA, but I totally redeemed myself with this $1 frozen yogurt.

a day in the life | corinne mccombs photo

12:30pm – Lunch time! Oh, wait, never mind. We’re doing this first. I’m not even really sure what’s happening here, but it appears both legs are in one hole of his boxers, but I’m not allowed to help… so…..

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12:32pm – Glad we’re past that.

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I said I was going to keep it real, but I had to make lunch look prettier than usual. Also, I used my new fancy egg slicer, and it’s everything I always dreamed it would be.

a day in the life | corinne mccombs photo

After lunch, I usually put an episode of Ninja Turtles on for Brody and cuddle on the couch. Nap time is a thing of the past in our house, so it was quite the shocker to wake up at 2:45pm and realize we had 5 minutes to get Cali from school! More often than not, Brody is pantsless, pick-up line it is…

a day in the life | corinne mccombs photo

I have a slight obsession with Dr Pepper, and I hate to admit that this is part of my daily routine.

a day in the life | corinne mccombs photo

Once we’re home from school, Cali usually does homework, but today is FRIDAY!! No homework! I’ve been trying to keep up with “Friday Selfies” with the kids. My husband is in school Friday nights, and we get a little stir-crazy at home. If nothing else, it’s entertaining! These are just ridiculous with the posing, photo-bombing dog, and crazy light coming in through the blinds. I sorta love them.

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5:00pm- Time for a healthy snack. Made with real fruit, right?! Don’t ever buy 10lbs of Belly Flops at the Jelly Belly Factory. It’s just a bad idea.

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Killin’ time. Writin’ a birthday list. Kickin’ butt. Catnappin’ on a chair. We don’t have a lot of structure…

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Typical.

a day in the life | corinne mccombs photo

Right before the kids are about to tear each others faces off, I decide to venture out to my other favorite store… on today’s list… a new space heater for newborn sessions.

a day in the life | corinne mccombs photo

a day in the life | corinne mccombs photo

Once again, not my day for shopping. Apparently space heaters are seasonal. Couldn’t find what I came for, so I bought Beef Jerky and Pistachio Gelato instead.

a day in the life | corinne mccombs photo

8:00pm – School night for Dad = lazy night for Mom. Target dinner. Oh the options are endless….

a day in the life | corinne mccombs photo

a day in the life | corinne mccombs photo

Back home, teeth are brushed, a story is read, and it’s off to sleep for these two.

a day in the life | corinne mccombs photo

a day in the life | corinne mccombs photo

Once the kids are in bed, I end up back on Clickin Moms posting a Daily Project image, catching up on the forums, Facebook, editing, etc.

10:00pm – Kids are asleep, hubby is home, on the couch, beer in hand. All is right in my world! This is where I grab a handful of almond M&Ms, collapse on the couch, and catch up on The Walking Dead and Pawn Stars! Thanks for spending the day with me!

a day in the life | corinne mccombs photo

a day in the life | corinne mccombs photoCorinne McCombs, California
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Corinne is a San Francisco Bay Area native specializing in newborn and family photography. In her free time she enjoys goofing off with her crazy family of four and snuggling her smelly Boston Terrier. Most days you can find her wearing yoga pants and drinking Dr Pepper in complete bliss.

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50 Responses to “a day in the life | corinne mccombs”

  1. May 09 2013 at 11:07 am #

    Thanks for sharing your day, I loved the beauty found in the honest, everyday nature of your day. I still want to do something like this myself, just got to make it happen.

  2. May 09 2013 at 11:56 am #

    Hubby and I love Pawn Stars too :) so additive! Thanks for sharing your day, I keep meaning to do one, I’m so inspired by all of yours!

  3. May 09 2013 at 11:56 am #

    OMGosh that was too fun! I love your sense of humor.

  4. May 09 2013 at 12:17 pm #

    I seriously love these “day in the life posts”! Always makes me feel normal and like I’m not alone in this crazy balancing act called motherhood! Love all of our CMPros for giving a real sneak peek inside =)

  5. May 09 2013 at 12:50 pm #

    The fact that you stop for Dr. Pepper makes me love you even more. Dr. Pepper is my weakness. I’ve been trying to kick the habit for years. :) Thanks for sharing your day with us! And I’m glad to see my son isn’t the only one who tends to want to run around pantsless

  6. May 09 2013 at 12:54 pm #

    Gelato and beef jerky from Target! BAHAHHA We are sisters from another mother (doesn’t work as well as “brothers” does it?). Loved this. Although I think I talked to you like 15 times that day so it was nice to finally have a visual of it. Your selfies with the kids are SOO cute!

    • corinne m
      May 09 2013 at 11:03 pm #

      The beef jerky was delicious, but I just threw the gelato away a few days ago. It tasted like playdough :(

  7. May 09 2013 at 12:59 pm #

    Love this, Corinne! You’ve inspired me to upgrade my yoga pants.

  8. May 09 2013 at 1:07 pm #

    Omg … I love you. I just bought that egg slicer and feel super fancy too :) I love Brody on the floor lol and the late night iPad and always love to see your Fridays with the kiddos :) super stoked you’re featured here!

  9. Robin B.
    May 09 2013 at 1:40 pm #

    You are so funny girlie! I love your video’s and pics! and btw… next time you do a Six Flags meet up, I wanna come!! : )

  10. Terri C
    May 09 2013 at 1:49 pm #

    Love this! Makes me feel almost normal in my weirdness. :) You crack me up!

  11. Bonnie
    May 09 2013 at 2:10 pm #

    Daughter, you make me laugh every single day, even in your posts.

  12. Amy
    May 09 2013 at 2:26 pm #

    I love your honesty-and sense of humor! Thanks so much for sharing what a normal day looks like for most of us non-Pinterest-ers.

  13. May 09 2013 at 3:19 pm #

    Love it! Keepin’ it real is always the best to observe. Your posts always bring a smile to my face on the forum… and this post was no exception. :)

  14. May 09 2013 at 3:20 pm #

    You. Are. Awesome. :D I am so jealous as i miss IKEA!!!

  15. May 09 2013 at 3:26 pm #

    Love this! We don’t have a lot of structure either, so your day was right up my alley! ;) Gotta love trips to Target when it’s dark outside. I feel ya on those days!

  16. May 09 2013 at 4:50 pm #

    LOL @ Pinterest Mom. I use the “add water” packet too.
    And did you buy the egg slicer because you knew you were going to take photos of your salad? I so need to get myself to the Ikea and stock up on some new, cool….stuff! :)

    Thanks for the great “day in the life”!!

    • corinne m
      May 09 2013 at 5:21 pm #

      hahaha no, but it worked out great! Saved me a minute or two for sure ;)

  17. Fabiola Sarmento
    May 09 2013 at 5:04 pm #

    You are too funny! Now I want a Dr Pepper!! lol

  18. May 09 2013 at 5:16 pm #

    Hahahahahaha you are so funny!!!! I seriously LOVED this post!!

  19. ronda- canada
    May 09 2013 at 6:11 pm #

    Luv it ! so normal and real !! thanks for sharing !

  20. May 09 2013 at 6:12 pm #

    How fun to spend the day with you! :) Loved your SP with the kids.

  21. Kristen
    May 09 2013 at 6:28 pm #

    This is my favorite “day in the life” so far. Very funny!

  22. May 09 2013 at 7:09 pm #

    Love it! Glad to know I’m not the only one with last nights mascara on in the morning. Hope you bought some of that Starbucks iced coffee at Target – soooooo good!!! Aaaaand, ain’t nothing wrong with Target for dinner. Did you see my Target popcorn IG pic? Rock on! Love ya!

  23. May 09 2013 at 7:32 pm #

    This was adorable! I love your sense of humor.

  24. Kristin Dokoza
    May 09 2013 at 7:35 pm #

    OH I love you! Thanks for the day trip, and laughs :)

  25. Catherine R.
    May 09 2013 at 7:35 pm #

    That cat at the end cracks me up! Thanks for keeping it real.

  26. May 09 2013 at 7:36 pm #

    You are a hoot! I loved this so much! I definitely relate to the ‘pantless’ drop offs. Not me, the trio!! :hihi Thanks for sharing your day, I felt like I was right there with you!! <3

  27. May 09 2013 at 7:55 pm #

    LOVED this post, Corinne! You made me laugh so much.. especially with the “we don’t have a lot of structure’ comment! You are not alone! :-)

  28. May 09 2013 at 8:04 pm #

    Hahah you make my laugh my head off, girl! Loved your day <3

  29. Miriam
    May 09 2013 at 9:16 pm #

    Love this!!! Made me chuckle :-)

  30. May 09 2013 at 9:16 pm #

    LOVE it!! We don’t have a lot of structure either and I prefer it that way :)

  31. May 09 2013 at 9:23 pm #

    I love this so much … you totally make me laugh and anytime you need to kill time online, let’s chat! ;)

  32. Amy
    May 09 2013 at 10:34 pm #

    I loved this glimpse into your day! Especially love the photos with you and the kids — so precious!

  33. corinne m
    May 09 2013 at 11:02 pm #

    Thank you everyone!!! :)

  34. Heidi G
    May 09 2013 at 11:15 pm #

    I also have a toddler who wants to do everything on his own so the boxer bit really had me laughing. :D

  35. Jennifer
    May 10 2013 at 12:17 am #

    I always love these posts, but your narration is seriously the best! This was such a fun read!

  36. Sarah L
    May 10 2013 at 3:13 am #

    Love the way you write Corinne, I was smiling the whole way through. Beautiful images to boot.

  37. May 10 2013 at 4:11 am #

    LOVE! So funny & beautiful images. Also – there are STARBUCKS DRIVE-THRUs in America???? Mind. Blown.

    • corinne m
      May 10 2013 at 11:34 am #

      YES!! It’s a pretty incredible thing ;)

    • corinne m
      May 10 2013 at 11:37 am #

      and thank you!

  38. May 10 2013 at 2:17 pm #

    Loved getting a peek at your day and your images were beautiful.I love how you made the ordinary look extraordinary!

  39. May 10 2013 at 8:09 pm #

    That egg slicer made me slightly envious;) So loved your blog post;)

  40. Carole
    May 11 2013 at 5:32 pm #

    Loved this! The legs caught in the boxers is so “us” at my house. I’m so glad you included that!

  41. May 17 2013 at 10:54 pm #

    You are awesome. Thatisall. <3 :)

  42. Jessica Reischel
    May 17 2013 at 11:32 pm #

    What a fun hilarious read. Thank you Corrine! ;-)

  43. May 18 2013 at 1:59 am #

    This is the best! I love how 1) You keep it real! and 2) I think 75% of your post is about food. Lol! <3

  44. bobbijo
    May 20 2013 at 3:09 pm #

    your day cracked me up. So real and so similar to mine!

  45. May 22 2013 at 11:31 pm #

    Awesome! I’m actually on the hunt for a new egg-slicer! Thanks for the consumer report :)

  46. May 23 2013 at 11:11 pm #

    so fun –I enjoyed this thoroughly, Corinne! You and your kids are just adorable <3

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