I'm in desperate need of advice...DH and I both WOH full-time and our 14 month-old DD goes to day care while we work. When we get home, all we want to do is spend time with her and we have about a 2 - 2 1/2 hour window to do that (including feeding her and bath time). After she's in bed, there's about another hour and a half to put lunches together and make bottles for the next day, as well as shower and get ready for bed. Weekends are filled with church, grocery shopping, house cleaning, laundry, and getting lunch stuff prepared for the coming week (i.e., rinsing and cutting produce). If any other activities are going on during the weekend, it's difficult to get everything done, and then we end up with a mound of clean laundry on the dining room table that won't get folded until this weekend. Also, I have no idea where to fit exercise into the mix.
I generally feel overwhelmed at home because the house is a disaster and I feel torn between needing to get things done, but only having limited time with DD. I don't want to take time from her to do chores, but would like the house to be organized. DH and I share the chores (actually he tries to take care of most of the household stuff so I can hang out with DD as much as I want to), but it's still hard to get it all done.
Bottom line, I think we need some sort of system in place, but I don't know what that looks like. Any advice???