I start an ADN program this fall, and have 4 young kids (9.5, 8, 6.5, & almost 3) a husband and a house to manage.
I have been a stay at home mom for the last 10 years, and my husband does not help around the house - ever. I don't mind while I'm staying home, as I see the household household chores as my "job", and he works 50-60 hours a week. However, now that I will be in class/clinical's from 8-4 every day, plus homework....we need to figure something out. He is completely willing to step up and take on whatever is needed.
If you have a family, how do you guys split all the day to day stuff? Like cleaning, cooking, grocery shopping, carting kids to activities, etc... just make up a weekly list and each pick stuff you want to do? Everyone is assigned certain chores indefinitely (like I only do laundry and never dishes and he only does dishes and never laundry)?
Hubby doesn't usually notice mess too much, so I don't feel like taking a "everyone just cleans whatever when they notice it need's to be done" approach will work.
My kids do help clean, and each have several chores already, depending in their age.... so that helps some!
I'm probably over thinking this, but I want the transition to go smoothly. My first few weeks of nursing school will be stressful enough without worrying that the house was going to shambles (I don't mind messy....but I do mind filthy, lol) or forgetting that the kids don't have clean school uniforms until 10minutes before we walk out the door.
As for the kids school stuff - my dad will be watching them after school until either my husband or I are home. He will be doing homework with them.... any tips for staying on top of the notes that come home from school and either need attention or ensuring everything gets done, homework wise? So nothing gets missed for their school work/projects/field trips?
I already do freezer meals and plan to stock the freezer the week before school starts, and give the house a good scrub down too. I'll probably stock pile the non perishable essentials too so that we only have to shop for perishables for a while.
It's odd - I am not remotely worried about the academics. Only that my family will suffer!