Hi lovely, helpful mamas --
This post is sort of a cry for help. I haven't even been on MDC for probably like 4 months or more because life has just been so busy.
Basically, I am a stay at home mom to a 2.5 year old son. I occasionally babysit my neighbor's kids a few times a week, and pick up my little sister from school during the week. I am in an online, post-Bachelors degree program that I need to do in order to my Masters in a specialized field. It is 6 credits (2 classes) a semester.
My problem is that I CANNOT get organized. The classes started 1 month ago and I literally have not viewed the lessons. I cannot study with my 2 year old around because he has SO MUCH ENERGY and I have to keep him busy, and I feel the only time I can study is at 6 am or after he goes to sleep at 10 am. But I don't because I am sooooo exhausted during these two times that I am usually sleeping too (I fall asleep putting him to bed, I lay with him to get him to sleep). Or during these times I am just doing all the other little odds and ends that need to be done - dishes, cleaning, laundry, paperwork, emails, etc. etc. etc.
There is another Mama in my class who has a 6 year old, 4 year old, and just had a baby a few days ago, and she posted that she feels "pretty on top of the reading and material" What is my problem??? There are moms doing WAY MORE than me, but still I can't get my act together??? I am worried that I just can't handle things.....and this makes me feel so insecure....because we want to have our second baby soon and I just feel that other moms have stuff so much more together than me.....
I need some serious advice about how to organize my day, streamline tasks, study, etc. and just be like those moms who somehow manage to juggle a bunch of kids, the house, classes etc. Thanks!