I'm employed at a daycare. My scheduled hours are from 9:30 to 6:30 four days a week, and 7:30 to 4:30 once a week (but it will switch to 9:30 to 6:30 five days by March). However, I come into work half an hour early on most days to try to get some work done, and I usually clock in early.
I also don't get a lunch break a couple times a week due to staffing issues, and because I'm a closer (I'm there until the center closes) on most days, if there's a late parent, I'm there until that child gets picked up. I also watch the director's 13 month old son while she finishes closing the center up for the night, so on most nights, I don't leave until 6:45-7pm. After an 8.5-9.5 hour work day (on the clock, plus 15-30 minutes off the clock), I'm pooped- and it was even worse this past Tuesday when I worked 11 straight hours without a break.
I also have youth group every Wednesday night, which means I'm not getting home until anywhere from 9 to 11pm depending on whether we go out to eat afterwards or not. In addition to that, I am only 21. I would like to have somewhat of a LIFE outside of two-year-olds. However, I've managed to cut back on eating out from nearly every night to 1 to 3 times a week on average- possibly up to 4 times.
So, I've heard about batch cooking, but I'm not quite sure I'm up to that task. On the weekends, I'm barely motivated to get out of bed until 3pm, and since my job is so understaffed, the weekends are my time to recover when I'm sick. I don't get to take time off of work. However, while I'm not sure I'm up for completely planing every detail of my diet or pre-cooking everything, some weekly planning ideas and maybe some SMALLER batch cooking ideas would be nice (batch cook a couple recipes, not most meals for the week, etc)
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