Office manager and Melbourne mum, Kathy Lord, 48, has two teenage boys – Ollie, 15 and Archie, 13 – who were born 20 months apart.
“It was pretty frantic for the first 10 years and it hasn’t really stopped,” she told Mamamia.
Like many mums, the 48-year-old’s day starts before sunrise, she does the school drop-offs and pick-ups, and can hardly find the time to finish a novel.
Her floorboards are clean, the bin is taken out and she emptied the dishwasher this morning before she went to work. She fits in mandatory parent portal online chores from bed and even feeds the neighbour's cat.
Although her boys are independent, Kathy's trips to her sons' (and friends') basketball, football, music lessons and swimming commitments could fill up an Uber driver's time sheet.
"A minimum of one sports practise and one music lesson with two kids means I have something on every single night," she said.