How to cope with college, school, household chores, and some time for myself?

Kari - posted on 01/21/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )




My son is now 7 months old and I decided it was time to start school. Right now I am only taking online classes, but I am feeling overwhelmed. So far I am really ahead in all of my classes, but I don't want to take any kind of break due to me being a huge procrastinator. My son is also on a weird schedule now also. Due to teething he does not want to go to bed until 10 or 11pm with is really late. So basically my schedule throughout the day is wake up early with my son about 7 or 8 am, spend time, play, and feed him throughout the day. Lay him down at bedtime. Do school work until about 2 am and then try and get some housework done and go to bed at about 4am. I feel like im falling behind on house work due to my fiance's dad acting like a man child not knowing how to pick up after his self. Im 19 years old and i've been able to handle it for the last two weeks, but I can see that lack of proper sleep and not having anytime for myself is starting to get me down. I just don't want me being stressed out to effect my son. Any suggestions?


Michelle - posted on 01/22/2013




You need to get everyone to pull their weight as far as looking after the house goes. If they won't do it just stop doing it yourself. They will soon realize that the cleaning fairy doesn't exist.

Surely there are times that your son naps during the day. You should try and nap when he does because you can't sustain the little sleep you're getting long term. Once you have caught up on some sleep then you could probably do some school work during the nap times.

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