Still new to the parenting thing here, and just wondered how do you do it all? Working (I work full-time, outside the home), dinner, keeping the house clean and sanitary (!), parenting a toddler, staying healthy, and keeping up with relationships (friends/family/husband)?
I try to stick to the schedule below, but it's not easy. Just looking for tips to make it easier or more efficient?
5:30 a.m.-exercise and take vitamins
6:00 a.m.-shower/get ready for work
6:30 a.m.-prep for that evening's dinner, wake/dress/feed daughter, pack lunches, empty dishwasher
7:45 a.m.-husband takes care of daycare drop-off/ I commute to work (protein bar on the way)
8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. work (on lunch breaks I try to meal plan, run errands, plan birthday/holiday gifts, and/or work on our budget, or study, whichever needs to be done)
5:30 p.m.- commute from work (husband also picks daughter up from daycare, since it is close to his workplace)
6:15 p.m.-dinner for family, clear dishes, put one load of clothes in washer
7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.-play time with baby/family time, and switch clothes to dryer
8:30 p.m.-bath/bed for daughter (she fights sleep, so her bedtime is always really late)
9:30 p.m.-fold & put away clothes clothes, clean kitchen and pick up around the house. Also, clean either bathrooms (we have four), vacuum, dust, or try to disinfect (I rotate this each evening)
10:30 p.m.-I'm (slowly) trying earn an IT certification, so I try to study about 30 minutes per day during the week, and during daughter's naps on the weekends.
Weekends I try to just focus on spending time with my husband and daughter.
Again, I so appreciate any advice!