Not having so much time to do all things a mom should do because of work!

Jhen - posted on 07/15/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )

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It's so hard that you work 8 - 9 hours a day at the office. You wake up at 4:30 am bathe your kids and drive them to school before 6:30am then go straight to the office. Off at 6:00pm. go to market and buy things needed for dinner. go home and cook dinner. eat at 8:00pm. Do kids assignements. send them to bed by 9:00pm. Iron clothes till 11:00pm. Arrange kids things for school the nxt day. go to bed by 12:00pm.

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JEANNETTE - posted on 07/16/2009

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IT CAN BE REALLY HARD. ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU HAVE KIDS. I HAVE TWO CHILDRENS AND A STEPDAUGHTER. IT REALLY HARD ON ME BUT I MANAGE IT. I AM A FULL TIME MOM AND I WORK PARTTIME. SO MY SCHEDULE FROM WORK IS REALLY GOOD. I AM ALWAYS RUNNING AROUND BACK AND FORTH. IT'S LIKE NEVER ENDING, I REALLY THINK YOU SHOULD CUT BACK ON YOUR HOURS AT WORK SO YOU CAN SPEND MORE TIME WITH THE KIDS. DOES YOUR HUSBAN AT LEAST HELP TO? THAT PLAYS A BIG PART. LOTS OF HELP FROM HIM. GOOD LUCK

Bridgiette - posted on 07/15/2009

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Jhen - no need to worry. You can do this. First start by making a weekly plan. From day to night. For example - organize your errands for an early morning Saturday run or late Friday night run to the grocery store. Tag team with your husband. Hire a cleaning lady. Keep detailed list of items you need. During the day if you get a chance - go to the dry cleaners then. Give each of your children a responsibility that is age appropriate. If you can't hire a cleaning lady - then every other week clean your house and on the opposite week ( like a Friday night ) have it as a "Family Night." Organization is the key and you are teaching your children these types of responsibilities. You will be much more calmer, feel better about yourself and be ready for the day at the office. Put the children's outfits together as you do the laudry - so all you have to do is to pick up or they can pick up "Monday's" set 1st. It may take a bit to set this all up. But once you do - it's wonderful. Also, plan your meals out - it helps with time but especially with budget. My 7 year old was helping in the kitchen when he was 4 with age appropriate tasks. Don't let little things bother you - I go to bed and sleep great even with dirty dishes in the sink or dishwasher. It's okay to have a dirty dish. Eating at 8:00 at night is not healthy and it sounds like you never have an evening to yourself. Take a couple of days off if you can to get yourself organized without the familiy there. You can do this - good luck - expecting to hear great things.

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