i had to return to work when my DD was 6months old! Its was so had but my message to other mothers / fathers is there is hope.
Routine and planning is crucial, daily i would pick up my daughter hubby was cleaning kitchen bottles and cooking dinner. I would feed and bathe DD and then we would have a little time with her before bed. initially i felt i was going to miss out on all her milestones but that didnt happen at all! All her firsts were with us whcih was amazing. Yes i wish i could stay home or work part time but at this point in time it isnt possible. I really cherish my weekends and evenings with her.
We need to rememeber cleaning and things can wait it will always be there. These little creatures will only be little for a short amount of time.
Cooking bubs food in bulk and freezing in portions was fantastic.
Also with the budget i suggest to parents to pay monthly / weekly their big bills like water, gas, elec, rates so when they come in they are either in credit or not a huge whack to the budget.
Rememeber why we are working and never feel guilty for it
Posted by micko10, 25th March 2013