Friday Fun - How do you balance?

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Friday Fun - How do you balance?
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Fri, 10-02-2009 - 1:08pm

Whew! It's been a crazy day today already and it's only 11 am! DH works an hour away from where we live so he's up early and home late, which leaves me to take the kids to school. I volunteered in Macy's classroom this morning, now I'm working, I have about 4 loads of laundry to do, the house is a mess, and I need to figure out what's for dinner.

Do you all work outside of the home? Or, like me, work at home? Or are you a SAHM? No matter the arrangement, I think it's all a balancing act!

So how do you balance everything? What have you found works for your situation? Does your working status have an impact on who does what at home? Most importantly, how does your way of balancing things make you feel?

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Fri, 10-02-2009 - 2:57pm

Hmmm, if you read my post yesterday....you know I don't have it figured out yet.

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Fri, 10-02-2009 - 3:19pm

I'm laughing so hard here Barb because I *did* read your post yesterday and wanted to reply, but something side tracked me and I never got back to it. LOL! Such is the life of a busy mom!

Our days sound a lot alike. I used to work full time outside of the home. Now that I'm part time, working at home, I actually feel a LOT busier somehow. I do love that I have the opportunity to bring the kids to school each day and pick them up, and I also get to volunteer in their classrooms. I wouldn't be able to do that if I was still working full time in an office instead of working at home.

Some days I feel as if I'm setting the whole women's movement back but I like things the way they are now. I mean, it would be nice if DH scrubbed a toilet once in awhile, but I'll make that trade for having freedom from my old corporate shackles! ;)

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Sat, 10-03-2009 - 1:19am
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"I mean, it would be nice if DH scrubbed a toilet once in awhile, "

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Sun, 10-04-2009 - 11:32pm
Ah-ha! I'll have to check that out!
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Fri, 10-09-2009 - 9:34pm

Do you work outside of the home? Or, like me, work at home? Or are you a SAHM? No matter the arrangement, I think it's all a balancing act!