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New !! :) share your best tip for managing a family while working!!

Posted by on Feb. 16, 2013 at 5:53 PM
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Hey ladies ! I wanna get to know you all because I'm the new girl.
1.) name
2.) how may kiddos?
3.) where do you work, what do you do?
4.) any special tip for balancing work and family?!
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dawnnamarie
by on Feb. 16, 2013 at 5:55 PM
1. Dawn
2. 2-1 ss and 1dd:)
3. Operator at a power plant
4.) I make a bunch of food the night before I go back to work for a rotation (I either work 3 or 4 days in a row. Never more unless its overtime)
Then I have leftovers for DF to just heat up for the kiddos when I'm working late. And we also both have lunches made that way, so I don't have to pack one in the morning before I leave at 5:15 am
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familyisamour
by Member on Feb. 16, 2013 at 6:01 PM
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1. Crystal
2. Just one. A two year old girl :)
3. I work at Flightstar in the Engineering dept.
4. When I get home from work, I remind myself that I cant clean EVERYTHING and that's okay. Lots of deep breaths and remember to laugh at the silly things that might upset you like big messes when the little one is trying to be more independent :)
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dawnnamarie
by on Feb. 16, 2013 at 6:05 PM
Lol thanks for sharing, crystal. My dd will be 3 in a couple weeks, and she is definitely at that "independent" stage. It's adorable and annoying at the same time!!

Quoting familyisamour:

1. Crystal

2. Just one. A two year old girl :)

3. I work at Flightstar in the Engineering dept.

4. When I get home from work, I remind myself that I cant clean EVERYTHING and that's okay. Lots of deep breaths and remember to laugh at the silly things that might upset you like big messes when the little one is trying to be more independent :)
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cjsmom1
by Platinum Member on Feb. 16, 2013 at 9:02 PM

1.) name       Gail
2.) how may kiddos? A ds who's 7
3.) where do you work, what do you do? Hospital, pharmacy, and human services company
4.) any special tip for balancing work and family?! None, I haven't mastered this yet

dawnnamarie
by on Feb. 16, 2013 at 9:04 PM
I always was interested in HR. did you just start working recently? :)

I've always worked, but I'm just figuring out shift work =/ it's tough.


Quoting cjsmom1:

1.) name       Gail

2.) how may kiddos? A ds who's 7

3.) where do you work, what do you do? Hospital, pharmacy, and human services company

4.) any special tip for balancing work and family?! None, I haven't mastered this yet

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cjsmom1
by Platinum Member on Feb. 16, 2013 at 9:10 PM

I've always worked. It's just that I work 65-90 hours a week so it's really exhausting

Quoting dawnnamarie:

I always was interested in HR. did you just start working recently? :)

I've always worked, but I'm just figuring out shift work =/ it's tough.


Quoting cjsmom1:

1.) name       Gail

2.) how may kiddos? A ds who's 7

3.) where do you work, what do you do? Hospital, pharmacy, and human services company

4.) any special tip for balancing work and family?! None, I haven't mastered this yet



dawnnamarie
by on Feb. 16, 2013 at 9:23 PM
Omg girl! How do you do it?!?

Quoting cjsmom1:

I've always worked. It's just that I work 65-90 hours a week so it's really exhausting


Quoting dawnnamarie:

I always was interested in HR. did you just start working recently? :)



I've always worked, but I'm just figuring out shift work =/ it's tough.




Quoting cjsmom1:

1.) name       Gail


2.) how may kiddos? A ds who's 7


3.) where do you work, what do you do? Hospital, pharmacy, and human services company


4.) any special tip for balancing work and family?! None, I haven't mastered this yet




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mickstinator
by on Feb. 16, 2013 at 9:50 PM

 i'm michaela

 i have two kiddoes - mitchell is 5 and brody is 2

 i work full time at a supplemental curriculum company

 in my family, we balance responsibilities by depending on each other to help with the domestic duties and lowering our expectations of clean. lol!

dawnnamarie
by on Feb. 16, 2013 at 9:53 PM
I'm working on lowering expectations! Do you and dh have assigned areas or jobs you're in charge of? Or just hope the other one sees what needs to be done?

Quoting mickstinator:

 i'm michaela

 i have two kiddoes - mitchell is 5 and brody is 2

 i work full time at a supplemental curriculum company

 in my family, we balance responsibilities by depending on each other to help with the domestic duties and lowering our expectations of clean. lol!

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mickstinator
by on Feb. 16, 2013 at 9:55 PM

we work opposite of each other - i work M-F and he works F-Sun. Usually he handles the laundry and will do most of the tidying up during the week. i do the tidying up over the weekend and all of the deep cleaning. he's so helpful. i don't think i could do it without him. i never have to ask him to pitch in.

Quoting dawnnamarie:

I'm working on lowering expectations! Do you and dh have assigned areas or jobs you're in charge of? Or just hope the other one sees what needs to be done?

Quoting mickstinator:

 i'm michaela

 i have two kiddoes - mitchell is 5 and brody is 2

 i work full time at a supplemental curriculum company

 in my family, we balance responsibilities by depending on each other to help with the domestic duties and lowering our expectations of clean. lol!


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