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Old 01-20-2013, 02:04 AM   #11
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I just started school, and have my 2 under 2 all by myself. Routine! That's all I can say really. Find your groove and stick with it. It really makes things SO much easier. When you have a pull your hair out kind of day, and you know that you only have to make it through another hour until nap time, it can save your sanity LOL. It also makes transitions of any type easier, for us anyway, because the kids always know what is coming when, and aren't upset by things. It's okay that story time is delayed a little bit while baby brother has a melt down from pooping everywhere, because the stories WILL be read after, like they always are.

Finding a groove for school helps, too. I had to readjust all of my household duties to make time. I do everything that I would normally do after the boys are in bed, either before class, or directly after for little things like tidying, so I have a few hours to myself to study and such before I go to sleep.

Also look for resources at school. My university has an adult learners area, seminars, study tips for parents and adults, ways to ease into school, a place specifically for adults to study with FREE COFFEE *dies* and such, so it makes the transition easier with more peers.

GL! There are oodles of us here if you need anyone to talk to


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Old 01-20-2013, 08:34 AM   #12
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Library storytime, playgrounds, museums, nature preserves, playgroups, etc. My first focus when I went from being a WOHM to a SAHM was to get my kids into the (free) things that I couldn't do with them when I was working. Then I picked one "challenge" a week or month: grocery shopping, meal planning, laundry, systematic cleaning (including things like washing windows and baseboards - you know, the things that I never did before!). It took... well, longer than it should have, close to 2 years, but we sold/bought a new house and moved in that time too! Give yourself time to figure out your new life!
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Old 01-20-2013, 03:38 PM   #13
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All good ideas! I'm going to work on a schedule tonight and hopefully we'll be starting it on Tuesday. Any suggestions or anyone care to share their schedule?

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