That's a long day for you and your kids.
I agree that having hubby feed the kids earlier might be really helpful. The kids will be less irritable and your evening routine might be less hectic if they have been fed and/or bathed before you get home, then you and hubby could eat together or he could eat with the kids and have a glass of wine with you while you eat. (LOL - that might be a challenge with two little ones)
With a new job it might be helpful to reassess/reassign the home work load. For example hubby feeds and bathes the kids every night and you do the dishes and toss in a load of laundry. You could do the food shopping and prep the crock pot meals/casseroles for the week on your days off.
It might help to have meals prepped in a large zip lock bag that you empty into the crock pot in the morning. If you make extra you could have left overs for you and hubby to take for lunch.
If your food budget allows consider ready to go salads, pre cleaned and chopped veggies. I also like the mixed frozen veggies to pop in the microwave.
Here are a couple of links to recipe sites:
My hubby traveled a lot when the kids were little and I worked. If you are interested here are a few tips that helped me:
I put clothes pins on hangers. When putting laundry away I put complete outfits on hangers. This included socks, under wear, hair band, whatever went together. Then before bed the kids picked from the 2 choices I gave them and that was what they wore the next day. I did this with my stuff too! Made it easier to get dressed without needing to actively think. You could also do this with a small net bag looped around the hanger.
Back packs, diaper bags, my work bag with keys etc were packed and placed by the door before bed time.
Lunches were made and in the fridge.
I even pre-poured cereal and milk. The cereal was covered and on the table and the milk in a glass in the fridge.
Can you tell that I don't function well in the am?
| Pounds lost: 99.0