Originally Posted by mrsfrenchy
What do your kids do during the day? Do you work opposite shifts from your DP or do you hire a nanny, etc?
Right now we work opposite schedules (I work nights and he works days), but sometimes we work the same times and my dd's go to my dads house.
I work 8 hours a night and that leaves like 7-8 hours a day to be with my kids and then I usually sleep for 6-8 hours just depending (about the same amount as before I had kids). Because of my late schedule I have my kids on a later schedule--there is no getting up at 7am around here! LOL! We are all night owls.
We have time before I leave for work (I work 11pm to 7am---sleep from about 8am until 2 or 3pm, sometimes take a nap before work) to do just about anything together--4H in the evening, karate and ballet classes, YMCA, community garden, library, etc. On my days off I just come home from work, maybe sleep a couple hours (4?) but generally stay up all day and sleep my nights off.
It works well for us. As I said before I know a lot of working moms who homeschool, it's not that unusual with the people I know, but every family situation is different so only you know what can work for your kids and your family.
In an ideal world I would love to be a SAH hs'ing mom! I was able to stay home for a couple of years when they were babies and that was really nice.