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    Default WOW what a shock

    So our situation has changed at home which meant I have been given the opportunity to return to work part time.
    Work is childcare and I will be working while my son attends 4 yr old kinder.

    I am currently in my third week of work and I am struggling more then I thought I would. I am working 4.5 hrs three days a week and man it's been tough keeping up with all the house related jobs.

    I am more knackered then i though i would be, Is this normal, have others experienced this after returning to work? (its been 4 years between jobs)

    Please tell me things will get better!!

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    You'll get there, it's tough but you get used to it after a while!

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    You'll soon fall into a routine and things will get better :-)

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    Yep, it's tough but you'll get into a routine! I started back in Jan full time after 8 years at home and even now, I have extremely tough days.

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    I would imagine its like when you start work for the first time after uni. The change hits you like a tonne of bricks but you get use to it. Good luck!

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    I work full time have 3 kids and I try and do a couple of things each night once they are in bed... I try to do one load of washing a night and hang it out I do the bathrooms 2 times a week and on a Sunday I try key word try doesn't always happen but try to cook a couple of meals to freeze so I have meals done. It's not the easiest keeping the floors clean or the beds made but in the big scheme as long as my kids are loved fed clean and happy my house can wait... Unless my mum is coming over than I like to make it look like I have my **** together hahaha clearly I don't
    You will get used to it I promise take things a day at a time and just allocated yourself a couple of things to do per day and make them achievable but you will be tired and you know what that's ok too!

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    yep - it will settle down as you get used to it.

    Remember that you arent superwoman. Dont try and do everything, all the time.

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    Yes, it will get better! Going back to work is a huge adjustment and it does knacker you at first.

    I used to find the house was lovely the night before I started 3 full, long days of work, and a bomb once I'd finished them. After a while of being SO annoyed by that, I just accepted it and fixed it on my days off.

    You're doing a great job juggling!

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    It will get better. Being super organized helps me. I try for really easy dinners on days that I work so that it's just a matter of heating it up quickly and eating. I also don't let things get away from me around the house (I'm referring to me not because my DH is lazy but he's away more often than not at the moment so it is just me ). So as soon as dinner is finished the dishes are done and kitchen cleaned then its shower time and when dd goes to bed I pick up any stray toys. I vacuum the house twice a week when she's up and mop when she goes to bed. I put washing away as soon as it comes off the line. I do online grocery shopping because I just don't have space in my week to get to the shops at the moment. I keep easy meals stocked in the freezer for dd on the nights where I can't have dinner ready early. All these things help my working days run smoother. You'll get in the swing of it soon enough


 

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