How do moms manage a full day of work, school and home duties?

Carmen - posted on 04/29/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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I work odd hours and and my time is more than likely devoted to my children and school last. I cope and for the most part manage to keep myself motivated by them.(my children)

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Kristin - posted on 05/14/2009

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I have done both....working mom and stay at home mom. Now that I am not working...I ask myself the question you are asking....how did I ever do it while I was working. I think when you are working/school you just find the balance and make it work. Good Luck!!!!

Sonya - posted on 05/08/2009

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To Stephanie-yes I can identify with that completely! My hubby is really involved and wonderful, but somehow it still doesn't alleviate the full responsibility for a moment. So, I applaud any working mother who also juggles school-it really is a great accomplishment! It's great to do such an important thing for yourself in the midst of it all, because believe me, the respnsibility doesn't stop anyways. you will be so proud of yourself when you get through it! And yes, you can do it!!

Samantha - posted on 05/07/2009

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Because you have odd hours for work that makes it a little harder. I would say as one of the ladies mentioned, take it one day at a time. I myself work full-time, is a full-time student and have two kiddies. But on my end my work schedule is pretty much the same 7-3 so that pretty much allows me to know how I'm going to handle the day. school work does come when the kids are asleep, they get to bed by 9 p.m. and after that it is school time and somewhat of a ME time lol. The best tool to have is a calendar, one of those planners that you can carry around that way you plug in the hours you'll be working and then from there schedule out the rest of your day and time for your kiddies. You can do it =)

Stephanie - posted on 05/07/2009

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It seems as though we are always expected to do it all and be superwomen. It just isn't the same for men. I am lucky to have a supportive hubby but I still feel as though it is impossible to manage everything at work and at home! Day by Day is the best advice. Just remember how proud you will be when you finish school!

Sonya - posted on 05/03/2009

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the best advice is to just take it day by day. Some days the workload will need to take center stage; and others it can be put aside so you can just sit and talk, read, or do an activity with your child. However, beware that the 'other side of the fence guilt' is inevitable and will always be there; you always feel like you're shorting one for the other, no way around it I think. The important thing is to make the kids feel, as much as you can, that you're there for them. with an odd work schedule, perhaps you have time during the day to spend some time volunteering in class/daycare; or you can take them to the park. of course the best time for schoolwork is after the kids are asleep, and by then you're dead tired too! THAT is the hard part!

Stefanie - posted on 04/29/2009

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I have no clue, I wish someone could tell me...I'll be starting school full time in the fall, but quitting work, and i'm afraid that i'll either push my daughter aside or flunk out of school.

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