WOHM- How do you have enough time?

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WOHM- How do you have enough time?
Sat, 09-19-2009 - 11:19pm

I went back to work for about 2 months when my son was 4 months old. I would get up at 6 and get ready. Get him up at 7 and get him ready.

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Tue, 09-22-2009 - 10:13am

Yep, the oddest moments, lol.


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Tue, 09-22-2009 - 12:31pm

i returned to WOH when DD1 was 6 mos old.


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Wed, 09-23-2009 - 12:06am

Your question reminds me of a parent who, after a few years of the hectic pace of family life, says to themselves, "What did I ever do before I had kids?"

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Wed, 09-23-2009 - 6:53am
I tried to cook with my son yesterday, but his fiancee asked if they could have some alone time. I'm thinking of calling her mother on her...



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Registered: 02-19-2008
Wed, 09-23-2009 - 12:49pm

After being off for a year on mat leave I returned to work. Both my fiance and I work 9-4:30. My daughter is watched by my mom because daycare here is non existent and I'm currently on 3 lists and she's now 2! I won't lie, in the beginning there was an adjustment to be made. Honestly though, I'm MUCH happier working, I feel like my days now have a routine whereas before I was constantly bored and wondering what I should do during the day. In the morning I get up before she does and get ready so that when she gets up around 7:00 I can give her my undivided attention. I drop her off at my moms for 8:15 and am back at my moms by 5:00 to pick her up. When we get home my fiance is already home and we make dinner, he feeds her, I give her a bath and we play, read stories and bed is btw 7-8pm. She loved this routine, she thrives on it. Also I never look at it like someone else is raising her, my mom is assisting and helping us but we are the parents and my mom always follows our wishes and rules, there is only 1 mom and dad and she knows the difference. Once you start thinking like that the decision becomes a lot easier. Obviously every kid reacts to a caregiver/daycare in different ways, and some parents aren't cut out to work. It's really a personal choice based on what works for your family. I say you do what makes YOU the most comfortable. :)

Oh , also I try to fit in all shopping during the week after she's in bed, either myself or my fiance will go out and get whatever we need. We also clean at night as well. This way our weekend is freed up for fun things and we don't have to worry about all the boring stuff. :)

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Wed, 09-23-2009 - 8:08pm

Can I ask now that you are home do you do more things with your children or is your house just cleaner? What do you have time for now that you didnt while working?

I work full time with two and I have a third on the way my hubs and kids cook with me, we eat together, clean back up together as a family sometimes dh and ds do boy things while me and dd have girl days but mostly we do a ton together everyday.

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Thu, 09-24-2009 - 7:35am

I'm a teacher in the town I live in and DH is a firefighter who works 24 hour shifts.

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Registered: 07-08-2009
Thu, 09-24-2009 - 10:41am
Mine are school age and I work very part time. I clean, shop, laundry, do as much of dinner ahead of time as I can during school hours. After school about an hour from homework/snack, then extracurriculars, friends house and all the driving that goes with that, weekends doing family stuff, plus time for myself to keep myself looking halfway decent. Those that do work full time must either slack off in some areas, or are way more talented, organized, and energetic
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Registered: 03-06-2009
Thu, 09-24-2009 - 10:45am
I slack off in any area I can get away with - I don't cook, I rarely clean- but we never miss an episode of Glee -- we have our priorities straight LOL
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Fri, 09-25-2009 - 4:20pm


It really depends on the daycare you use.

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