Congrats! Any mom who works is a little insane but on the flip side it also helps us keep our sanity. Crazy how it’s both. Here’s some unsolicited advice from a working mom (but I only have 2 kids):
You’re going to want to prove to everyone that you can do both and be great at both. And I guarantee you will feel like Superwoman some days and other days you will feel like a complete failure. Believe the Superwoman part and give grace to the part that feels like a failure. The only way to “do it all” is to give something up that someone else can do. Find things you’re willing to give up and hire it out (like laundry service or house cleaning or meal delivery or all three). Maybe you start out with all three while you adjust and add things back as you get to know your schedule and life as a working mom. At least order groceries online and have them delivered. My house is never all clean at the same time. It took me a long time to be ok with that. Now I might be too comfortable with it. LOL
My kids are responsible for their own rooms and bathrooms. I touch them up before guests come, but that’s it. Give yourself time to adjust, and your kids and hubby time to adjust. We now pay our daughter to make dinner one or two times a week. She’s learning skills and will leave our nest prepared to cook many real meals. Our son has also made dinner a couple times! We’ll let him do more as he matures (he’s a 13 year old tornado in the kitchen, but he enjoys cooking and feels so proud of himself. This helps us be able to work later. Cooking 7 nights a week is not realistic. I could go on and on, but the real takeaway is you can do it! Give up some stuff because attempting it all will make you insane.
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