I have 3 boys (5, 3, and 10 months) and am expecting a daughter in 3 months.
I am back at work (3 days) and will not take a very long MAT leave with bubs #4 (unplanned).
Due to Childcare requirements (getting the 3 youngest into the same Childcare on the same days) I'll be going back to work from Feb next year (when places will be free due to other kids moving up to school etc).
Our oldest will be in prep at that time, so will also be attending before/after school care.
Obviously all mums can do with a little help with ideas of managing time etc, but looking for specific time saver ideas to get thru this time (when I have multiple drop offs - school and Childcare), how to manage the commitments of work, and still keep the house happening.
Work may be ok with me working from home 1 day a week (obviously saving me in Childcare costs) just not sure how much work I'll get done with 3 kids at home.
So far I'm thinking:
Investigate a fortnightly cleaning service possibly
Can anyone suggest to me how they keep on top of this? What little things / tips helps you get through?
Also, how to manage personal time with each child? I suppose this isn't specific a working mother question - more a multiple children question. My husband and I currently try and schedule an activity each week with one child (so they get special alone time with one parent undivided). Nothing special, just groceries, or trip to the tip. But a good chance to talk etc...
Thankyou in advance for any help you can give me.