I had been a stay at home mom for 5 years. It has been good up until this point where I am getting insanely worried about the hecticness of what my life/my family's lives will be like starting next week when I start back at college and the kids start school!
My oldest DD is starting Kindergarten, youngest in Headstart. I will be volunteering there in the am for breakfast on M/W/F. I will be in school from 8 am to 8 pm on Tuesdays with 2 small lunch and dinner breaks. Thursday, I will be in school from 8 am to about 4 pm.
The girls can be at school from 7:30 to 7:55. AND my new job P/T at a gas station.
Homework, kids' homework, work, college, volunteer, .... I only get my job schedule a week ahead of time, and the first week of school, I don't get home until close to bedtime for the first 3 days! I am heartbroken. I want to be there to help with homework, make dinner, make sure they are bathed/clothes set out/read to/homework done well.... I am not handling this well. I think I have no choice but to talk to my boss about putting my on day shift while kids are in school or give 2 weeks if that's not possible (it's what I was supposed to be working anyways).
Sorry so long, I guess my question is what would you do? My first priority is my kids/family. Second is school so we can have a better life and I can follow my dreams/be happy/be a good role model. Next comes the job.
Answer by kmath at 11:18 PM on Aug. 15, 2013
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Answer by feralxat at 11:26 PM on Aug. 15, 2013