Tuesday, August 25, 2009


I have just gone back to work full-time. I haven't done that since, well, before kids...(eighteen years ago). For us, it seems like when the Lord know things are tight, he opens another window. I'm not going to turn this gift down, but I am a little scared about getting it all done, if you know what I mean. Cleaning, shopping, cooking, laundry, budgets, finances, appointments, church activities, working out, etc., etc., etc, are all things that can consume someone's day who doesn't work outside the home. I know that women do this everyday. Any advice from working moms for me? How do I budget out my time so that I can still do it all?


  1. Dear Overwhelmed,
    Even working part-time I had to decide what I was willing to just let go of. Home is a full-time job all by itself.

  2. I don't work right now. But I think the best thing to do is realize that you can't do it all. That's helpful.

    Enlist in the help of your other familiy members.

    You can't be expected to do the same things that you had all day to do before when you don't have all day to do them. And keep your expectations and plans very simple. The more you can do to relieve stress the more you will be able to enjoy your family time together.

    And your family is a team. If you have a different position on the field now, so to speak, other people need to adjust their positions to cover for you. It can be a really positive growing experience for everyone.

  3. Sorry, I have no advice to offer. That is one of the reason I am enjoying being at a stay at home right now...I don't even get to get half of the things I need to get done throughout the day as it is, so just thinking about adding a full-time job to that is making me hyperventilating right now.

    I have a friend who's gone back to work after all these years of being home and she is one busy lady...I hardly see her anymore and her family only gets to see her in the morning and at night and then on Sundays. I can't even imagine how she's doing right now.

    I suppose this is when the hubby and kids had to really step it up a notch to help out with the house chores and errands. I wish you the best of luck, I'm rooting for ya. I know you'll do wonderfully.

  4. I have no helpful advice. ;) Sorry about that. But I will cheer for you from the sidelines. Hip, Hip Hooray for Lisa!!

  5. Never fear...I'm sure you'll get into a routine...

    It's during the times when I've got a ton of things on my plate that I seem to be the most efficient...do you find this to be true, too?

  6. Good luck! I am sure you will do wonderfully.

    I am not wishing my children's youth away, but I do look forward to when I can go back to work...I miss the daily interaction. Until then, I will enjoy my little monkeys!


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