Being a career woman Vs stay at home mom?

Carolina - posted on 04/03/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Hi, im new to the community and i've just started school this semester after taking a year off. Im married and i have a 3 year old daughter. I've been really overwhelmed recently, trying to juggle house hold shores, cooking and taking care of my daughter. I hardly get any homework done at home and im berly passing my classes. Im not a really tidy person, but i do try my best to at least do a chore a day. But recently i feel my husband puts so much pressure on me to constantly keep the house clean, that i feel as if i cant really do it all. My husband works seven days a week and i depend financially on him due to the fact that i dont work i just go to school, but lately i feel as if juggling school and keeping my home tiddy up is really not for me. Either i do one thing right and the other wrong or vice versa. I honestly feel discouraged to continue with my education due to the constant pressure and responsability to take care of my home. Im two classes away from obtaning an associates dregree and two years from gaining my b.a in nursing. Has anyone felt this way? or felt as if they had to place their education on hold for the sake of their family? any advice!

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Danielle - posted on 04/03/2013

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I took a break from school too...and i was just as close as you were. You need to finish it!!! I still haven't gone back and its been 2 years now. I know its hard but if you keep putting it off its gonna keep getting harder. My daughter was 1 when i was going to school and my husband too was upset that i couldnt keep up with the house. The best way for me when i was going to school was to set up a schedule. Do the little things everyday, just picking up the house and the dishes. and then for everything else pick a day to do it. so say Monday you do bathrooms, tuesdays you do the floors, wednesday your bedrooms, and so on and so forth. It was easier for me to break it up, that way i wasnt trying to do it all in one day. As for the studying my daughter was climbing on my books and writing on my notepads lol it was a mess. I then decided that i would play with my daughter and give her the attention she needed and then put her to sleep. I studied as much as i could until she woke and then i would do it again. If you she happened not to fall asleep i would let her play until bed time, then i would take an hour or 2 hour nap wake up in the middle of the night to study for a few hours and then go back to sleep. Lol it sounds crazy but its how i go through most of school.

I hope this helps :) good luck....and you should really finish.

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Kristen - posted on 04/04/2013

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I feel overwhelmed alot as well and I am trying my best to deal with everything. Having a hubby who works ten hour nights and sleeps during the days I am left to pretty much handle everything plus trying to get back to work after being on disability since my surgery then depression last year... its tough.. I am OCD when it comes to cleaning and I spend so much time during the day picking up after everyone that I lose it when they make messes and feel like I am always behind..

Carolina - posted on 04/04/2013

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Thanks for the advice and encouragement I will try my best to make a schedule and follow through!

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