Well I can relate. I have five kids on a regular basis 5 mo, 2 yrs, 3 yrs, 8,8, and 9 yrs. My SD is here every other weekend and once during the week. I am in school full time online, I homeschool my 8 year old son and incorporate the younger girls, I work 24 hours on the weekend. So yeah, it can be pretty overwhelming. Basically what I have to do is tell myself to not let things overwhelm me. Like I make myself stay calm. I stay strict with myself. I get up everyday at 5:30 unless most things are done in the house. I start by doing general clean up and throw a load of laundry in. Get kids up and ready for school, feed them and baby. One kid does the dishes everyday, they just take turns. I clean the bathroom when I give my little ones a bath or my oldest daughter does it. Start dinner early so all I would have to do is heat things. I do my homework in between down times and evening. SO that sums up my days!
at 12:21 PM on Sep. 14, 2010