mom vs nurse - page 2

I'm a mom of 4 kids (3, 5, 7, 9) a student right now, soon to be an RN. I just wondered how those of you who also have young children or large families juggle the 2 roles. I know there will be a lot... Read More

  1. Visit  rn2bnok profile page
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    Wow! you guys are amazing. I'm trying to find a good organization system for the family. Rigth now my husband works nights (supposed to be 2nd shift) but leaves at 3pm gets home at 4am. So he's not a lot of help right now, he's looking for a day shift position to transfer to though. Anywho....I'm looking for something to help me keep everyone's everything in line so I can try to remember stuff and keep up with it. Love the freezer cooking idea and the crockpot is my favorite invention ever, next to my smart phone!! lol
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  3. Visit  ixchel profile page
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    A smart phone is a must!!!! Get one that will seamlessly sync your calendars between you, your hubby and your computer and/or e reader. And make sure the calendars auto sync. I have an iPhone, iPad and MacBook. I live and die by my calendar. If its not on there, it doesn't exist. Period.

    I have 2 kiddos, a hubby on second shift and I'm in my first semester of a BSN program. My first year of prereqs, both kids were he with me. My second year, they both were in school full time. I can't tell you the massive difference. The best advice I can give any mom is wait until they are in school full time if you don't have family that you can regularly call on for hours-long blocks of time. You don't just need time for classes, you need time for studying. My husband had a hard time getting that. He thought time out of class was free time. (Don't even ask what his college gpa was lol)

    We have honestly not made a plan for when school is done. I'm leaning toward working nights, but my husband's schedule does make things complicated. We still have a year and a half to figure that out.

    Slow cookers are great, planning meals and shopping ahead, having your kids help you study (kids LOVE this, especially little ones!), and religiously following a calendar have been my saving graces. I've also obsessively planed every step of my journey far in advance so there are no surprises.
  4. Visit  kmarie724 profile page
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    I work full time evening (3-11:30 pm) and have two kiddos, ages 3.5 and 10 months. Right now, working evenings is great because I have the mornings free to spend with my kids, run errands, clean the house, etc. But I don't want to be working evening once my oldest starts school because I would only see her in the morning before school then she would be in bed when I get home. One thing that helps me a lot is on my days off I cook extra portions of all meals so I have leftovers to eat at work. And just accept your house will be a disaster most of the time. If we have clean clothes and dishes and the floors are reasonably clean, I consider it good.
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