Working/coaching moms out there? I'm having a hard time dealing with being home so little, especially now that I started coaching, on top of working full-time. I feel like I'm missing everything now!!! Does anyone have advice on making the most of the time you have with your baby when you only have about 3 hours a night and weekends? My little girl is 6 months old.


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Kim - posted on 03/05/2009




I have to have to give some things up.  I work 40 hours a week and have 2 kids...17 and 19 months.  I do NOTHING after work unless it is absolutely necessary...and I take me time a few times a month.  I normally get my own downtime after my little one goes to bed, but I'm not willing to do any additional extracurricular activities that don't include my kids.  It's not worth it.  We have to get rid of the notion that we can "have it all"'s just not possible or healthy to think that way...something has to give.  And for the sake of our children, if we want to have loving adult relationships with them when they grow, we have to nurture them as much as we can when they're little.  I understand what you're saying, but look at your activities versus the downsides to your family...what kind of coaching are you doing?  Is it something you can do as a job and get paid for?  If not, now's not the time to take it on...just my opinion.

Tricia - posted on 03/05/2009




You really have to make choices that put your family first.   I went through a period where I was way too involved in outside activities and the price was way too high.  I agree with Lori, if there is anyway that you can be home with your baby, it is so worth it. 

Stacey - posted on 03/04/2009




Honestly, I would stop coaching if possible until your little one gets little older. I am a mother of 3 and work full time and am now a soccer mom, on the board of my sons soccer league but I did not do this until they were about 4 years old and were able to go with me to the field or even play the game of soccer. We are able to have family time while I watch my son play soccer because my girls go with us and we play on the side.

I would not want to miss the first few years of my kids life. You can NEVER get those back. I would feel like I am missing to many firsts. Now if Coaching was your job that you got paid to do it would be a little different, but if it is just pleasure then it is something that can be put on the back burner.

Becoming a parent means giving up some, not all, of the things that you want. You have to give to your child now. There will be time, when they get older that you get your time back. =)

Lori - posted on 03/04/2009




Have you ever considered working from home?  These days go by so fast!  I'm grateful to have been able to be home with my children, and I even have time for my grandchildren now :).

"Life isn't measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away" don't miss out anymore :).





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