Something I haven’t been able to conquer. I work full time outside the home and I’m a full time mom. I recently went back to work after an amazing maternity leave. My second daughter was my early Christmas present. I loved being at home with my girls. At times it was literally insane – poop disasters (both girls at the same time), teething, girly drama for no apparent reason, but I wouldn’t have traded it for the world. When I was at home I was able to play with the girls, clean and get some “me time”. And by "me time" I didn't feel rushed. However, now that I’m back at work I’m finding it hard to juggle it all. I leave for work before the girls get up (most mornings they are still asleep) and I’m usually home by about 4:30. My oldest usually goes to bed at about 7 and my youngest usually at about 9:30. How do I manage to play with both of them, get dinner ready, bath time, read books, put to bed, clean house, laundry and get to do what I want to do? Something has to give…right? But I don’t want to give up anything. Do I stay up later and pound more coffee the next day? Each thing I do – I multitask. While I write my posts I’m also looking for jobs for my husband (he was laid off). While I’m feeding the girls I’m negotiating with my oldest that she can have an M&M if she eats her turkey. While I’m bathing the girls I’m thinking about what I would like to take on next. How does one accomplish it all without giving something up?
How do you manage it all?