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How do you do it all?

My husband works nights so when I get off work in the afternoons its just me, the house work, an 8month old and a 2 year old. Any tips for managing it all?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 10:54 PM on Feb. 22, 2009 in General Parenting

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  • welcome to mother hood were we take care of the kids, we cook we clean do laundry and take care of our men lol sometimes it sucks lol
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:55 PM on Feb. 22, 2009

  • i totally know where you are coming from. i have a 2 year old and an 8 month old and i swear i have to beg on my hands and knees just to get him to change a diaper... please! i think they think they have done their part already just by getting us prego. uhhh welcome to the good life lol

    setliff

    Answer by setliff at 11:00 PM on Feb. 22, 2009

  • Wecolme to the club I have three girls 10, 5, 2 ( and one on the way) plus I work part time.
    I have a pattern I follow. Also cleaning can be easier once they are asleep since they don't have school yet. Also hubby should help when he can parenting is a group effort.
    maiahlynn

    Answer by maiahlynn at 11:03 PM on Feb. 22, 2009

  • Haha get in line. I have an 8 month old son, a helpless DH and our roommate who may as well be his twin haha we all have full time jobs, I have another parttime job and I'm a fulltime college student. You have to balance your time.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:07 PM on Feb. 22, 2009

  • Wow, wanna trade lives? i have 3 kids(twins, 3 10m old baby) i work full time 3p-11p and hubby works full time 8a-5p, so i pretty much do everything because he leaves them at the sitters until about 8 so he can get something to eat and have some "chill" time, as pp said you have to balance your time! i usually just pick days of the week like this day i'll super super clean the house (all others i just kind of pick up) and this day i'll do laundry and this day i'll do this and this day i'll do that, of course cooking for me isn't a huge deal because its usually only 2 out of 7 nights i have to do that which i dont mind!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:24 PM on Feb. 22, 2009

  • Skip the housework. Just gotta put that on the bottom of the priority list. If hubby works nights, that means he's home during the day --- so split up the work with him 50/50. If he doesn't want to go for that.... just clear a path through the middle.
    Laura1229

    Answer by Laura1229 at 11:25 PM on Feb. 22, 2009

  • My 2 yo entertains my 6 month old so I can get things done. I also make the kids nap together so I can have "me" time. My hubby works 3-11:30 so I know how you feel.
    Momma2beauties

    Answer by Momma2beauties at 11:34 PM on Feb. 22, 2009

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