Allison Jernigan has a full plate. The Frisco mom is a blogger for RSVP Social Calendar, a micro-influencer, as well as a marketing and sales consultant. Plus, Jernigan and husband John co-own Rockstar Martial Arts in north Prosper. The couple also stay busy with their three boys—Brayden, 12, Gavin, 8, and Cole, 3—and three dogs, a German shorthaired pointer named Dirk and two mini-Aussie puppies, Annie and Bentley.
5AM I like to wake up early while the rest of our home is sleeping. I go to the kitchen and mix up a Spark energy drink. (Pineapple coconut is my favorite!) This quiet time allows me to prep for my day, catch up on news, and have spiritual time. My current favorite devotional is Be Refreshed by my friend Diane Paddison of 4wordwomen.org, a community of Christian working women.
6AM Brayden is usually the next one up. He joins me in my home office, and we enjoy conversation for a bit. It gives me a chance for one-on-one time with our almost-teenager. Fellow boy moms know exactly how important that is!
6:30AM The rest of the house is waking up by now. Our toddler likes extra snuggle time in the mornings, so I give in. Then it’s time to get everyone ready for school and out the door.
7:25AM Easy, on-the-go breakfast is a must. The boys grab a fruit, waffle or a granola bar on the way out the door. I also love to make a batch of Krusteaz Protein Wild Blueberry protein muffins in a mini-muffin pan. I sometimes add PB2 peanut butter or chocolate chips. The muffins are a quick and easy breakfast on busy mornings like this one.
7:30AM I take the boys to school. Montessori, elementary and middle school. Three different school drop-offs mean extra time in the car. We do our morning ritual of “greeting the day” as soon as we pull out of the driveway. We collectively say, “Today is (date). This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.” Then the boys take turns passing around my phone and playing songs from Spotify. Our morning playlist usually includes everything from Kane Brown to Post Malone to “This Little Light of Mine.” I’m gonna let it shine.
8:30AM With the boys at school, I stop off at Cowboys Fit for a workout. I usually alternate between cardio and free weights, then finish with 20 minutes in the sauna. I love finishing in the sauna. It helps with recovery and cleanses the skin.
Afterward, I head back home to start my workday—but first, coffee! My go-to Starbucks order is a tall soy toasted white mocha with half the syrup. Once in my home office, I spend time researching market trends, catching up on LinkedIn and industry news, and prepping for client calls.
10AM I hop on a Zoom call with a new entertainment client who is strategizing their streaming content plan. With the finishing touches on a new TV series, they are ready to make a big splash in the digital streaming world.
NOON I have a virtual committee meeting for the Sky Ranch Cowboys & Cowboys Gala. The event is coming up in February, so we are finalizing last-minute details and auction items. We’re hoping and praying that we will host the event in person!
Sky Ranch Christian Camps are near and dear to my heart, and I love their mission. Both of our older boys attend their overnight camp for a week over the summer and love it.
2PM My afternoon is usually filled with client calls and vendor meetings. I’m extremely thankful for the tools and resources to stay connected in a virtual world! Zoom, Calendly and Canva help me stay organized and productive while I work from home.
3PM I pick the boys up from school and we head back home. The boys start their homework while I finish my workday. I send out recap and follow-up emails to clients at this time of day, so I’m still available to answer the boys’ homework questions while wrapping up work.
6PM One thing we have enjoyed most during this odd time is having dinner together. Now that winter is here, it’s soup and casserole season! We have dinner together as a family at least three evenings during the week, depending on sports practice schedules.
The two older boys both play football, so John and I typically have to “divide and conquer” with overlapping football practices across town. Sweet little Cole, my toddler, is always good to be along for the ride, as long as he has a few monster trucks and some snacks.
8PM Toddlers need their sleep, and a consistent schedule is important! We tuck Cole in bed, then it’s time for a movie night. When lockdown started, we all wrote down names of movies that we wanted to watch on slips of paper. We folded all of the ideas and put them in a jar.
To solve the debate of which movie to watch (the boys can never seem to agree), we take turns drawing a movie from the jar. It saves time and avoids any arguments! We recently watched The Sandlot, and the boys loved it.
10PM Time to tuck the big boys in! I like to relax in bed and watch the evening news or read for an hour or so—then it’s lights out for me, too.
What she’s reading Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey and Decoding Boys by Dr. Cara Natterson
Favorite indulgence A Willamette Valley Pinot Noir (Ruby is one of my faves) and dark chocolate
Guaranteed to make her laugh My 3-year-old son Cole! He has the cutest personality and says the funniest things. I’m always posting a video of his latest antics on Instagram.
Guaranteed to make her cry Hearing Silent Night at Christmas Eve church service
Favorite scent I love perfume. I discovered Scentbird, a monthly perfume subscription service—my new favorites are Rag & Bone’s Bergamot and Badgley Mischka’s Forest Noir.
Best purchase My planner! I like a good traditional paper planner. Even in this unexpected time, my daily planner helps me stay focused and organized.
Title of her future autobiography My Lyrics. I’m a huge music fan and always making up songs in conversation with my boys.
Motherhood in five words Best job in the world!
Her hobbies Movies, live music (I love Texas country), working out and cheering for our boys on the football field
She’d like more time to Read and travel
Celebrity moms she admires Leigh Anne Tuohy and Reese Witherspoon
Top hostess tip Music matters! Have the right playlist to set the tone.
Photo courtesy of Jenna Williams Photography.