What's the hardest part about being a Working mom?
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Reena - posted on 04/12/2012
Most weekday mornings my little girls wake up about 10-15 minutes before and come get in bed with me and DH and we snuggle until I have to get up. I count that as good quality time-- don't knock the importance of the snuggle time!
Cody - posted on 04/12/2012
The hardest thing for me is finding enough time in the day to spend quality face time with them. I work weird hours and don't always get to see them and there are somedays I am so tired that all I really want to do is take a nap. I try to give them each family time and one on one time when I can so I try to make it really good when I can but sometimes the best is when we curl up on the couch as a group and watch a movie (or at least they watch and I nap ) but we do it together.
Reena - posted on 04/12/2012
The balancing act between, work and family time- extra-curricular activities for the kids-- cleaning, cooking etc. I also have the balancing act with teens of being a parental figure-- but not the parent.
It is nuts!!!
DH and I try to get the teens to pitch-in more around the house. Half the time the little girls are more likely to help with chores than the teens and you konw how little kids 'helping' with chores works-- you end up helping them do it which takes even longer than if you did it solo. LOL!
A couple months ago I started really planning meals for the week and cooking three of them over the weekend (Mon-Wed), Thursday is left-over night, Friday is takeout (with me cooking one of the meals for the following week and freezing it).
It works better though. I take the younger girls to a swim class on Monday and gymnastics on Tuesday. It is on our way home for the day so the transportation time is virtually nill, but we are all READY to eat when we get home!
Vicki - posted on 04/12/2012
Having so little time to do anything during the work week. We recently moved further away from my work and now I have about an hour less time at home than I used to (which seems to make such a big difference!). By the time I pick the kids up from daycare/school and we get home, we have a little over 2 hours together before bed time and that includes making/eating/cleaning up dinner and taking baths. And then by the time I get them to bed, I have only about 30 minutes to myself to take care of the other household chores and responsibilities (or I can just forget about that stuff and take just a few minutes to relax!) before needing to get to bed myself. Oh how I wish there were more hours in the day!!
Amber - posted on 04/11/2012
I work a Tuesday-Saturday workweek and I really hate missing out on my daughter's weekend activities. I wish I could work part time, but my husband is in school and working part time, so I need to work full time for the income and benefits.
Amy - posted on 04/10/2012
Balancing everything between spending quality time with the kids, work, and keeping the house from complete shambles. But since keeping house is my least favorite thing many would classify it as shambles ;) but it's not as important as doing fun stuff with my kids!