How do you manage your full-time work schedule?

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Ashley posted this 13 November 2018

How do you manage a full-time work schedule and being able to have a family life in the evenings? I feel like I am always rushed with picking up my 7 year old and 9 month old. Then I go home, cook dinner, help my 7 year old with homework, baths, and then it seems like it is already bed time. My commute home is long and it seems like I am always dashing around to get things ready the moment we get home. I am usually home at 6pm and they go to bed at 8. What do you do to help yourself from feeling so rushed in the evenings? 

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Carla posted this 23 September 2019

It is so hard to feel like you are always on the go!  I know meal prepping as much as possible, making crock-pot meals and pre-packing snacks for school lunches helps too.  Also, picking out everyone's clothes for the week! 

Jesse posted this 18 June 2019

Honestly,  my life is currently nothing short of chaotic. However, I try to manage as much as possible during the weekend, and smooth sail through the work week. It is still a challenge. 

Becky posted this 16 June 2019

I am in the exact same boat as you. I work 8a-5pm, and don't get home til around 530p. By time I cook supper, eat, give my son a bath, it's time for bed. And then, its time to repeat everything back over. I wished I had a solve all button for me and you. 

Tina posted this 05 February 2019

I am lucky enough to have some family in the area to help.  Do you have friends or family that you can rely on?

Lola posted this 31 January 2019

I prep as much as I can on the weekends.  I utilize click list at Kroger so Im not spending all kinds of time in the grocery store and i plan out all of our meals for the week.  I usually try to make something on Sunday night that will carry over for Monday night and a lot of times I'll prepare something on Sunday that can freeze and then go in the oven one night during the week or I use the crockpot for a meal.  I also try to do small loads of laundry through the week to keep that time minimal.  Biggest thing is just prepping and planning for the week. 

Megan posted this 30 January 2019

I hate meal planning. Hate it. But it helps the afternoons and evenings not feel so crazy. I try to pick something that will be good reheated or can sit on the stove/in a pot for a little bit without sacrificing taste. We have lots of sports, homework, etc. so have to be flexible.

Brooke posted this 14 November 2018

Have you tried an instant pot or even prepping crockpot meals to throw in for a quick meal in the evenings? We also select one night a week where we pick up food from somewhere. Could be something as simple as rotisserie chicken and some sides from the deli. It helps to give me a little break during the week.

Kelly posted this 14 November 2018

I try to cook ahead on the weekends or after kids go to bed so that I just need to reheat it and have a quick dinner.  Enjoy the weekends with the kids.

Emily posted this 14 November 2018

I honestly don't know how you're doing it! 😖 that sounds very energy sucking. Moms don't have a stop button though. I'm only on my first baby and I honest don't know how i'm going to manage. I'm super tired just thinking about it but reading your schedule, and having 2, i commend you! I think i'm going to "try" i say that loosely, to plan as much of my day as possible..of course around the baby...but definitely alot of delegating with my husband and hoping for the best.