Looking back at my grandma and mommy, it is definitely hard to balance it all. My mom worked 3 jobs one point of her life to put my sister and I in preschool. My mom would work full time her day job, part time evening shift and on the weekend. My mom or dad would drop us off to school. After school we went to after school program then my mom would pick us up and drop us off at my grandparent's house so she could go to her evening job. I spent a lot of time at my grandparent's house with my cousins. I was lucky to have a great grandma who cooked a home cook Filipino meal every night. My dad would then pick us up from our grandparent's house to go home. On the weekend when my mom was not working her full time job she spent it doing laundry, cleaning. If she cook it was a big pot that could last a couple days. As children, my sister and I had to help do chores around the house since our parents were so busy. We were good kids...
Me and my sister were talking about how this and I am trying to figure out solutions to making life easier.
1. Cleaning schedule. On my days off instead of spending all day cleaning I will break up tasks during the week so that I am still able to go out and hang out.
Clean Bottle and dishes
Wipe down kitchen and table surfaces
Sweep kitchen and carpet
Day 1: Laundry and bathroom
Day 2: vacuum, mop, dust, doors and light switch
*Once a month
Clean out fridge
Sanitize Trash can
Organize mail and receipts
Ac and dryer vents
*Once a year clean
January: Organize personal files
organize cabinets, drawers, closets
Blinds and Curtains
Stains off Carpet
hard to reach
Windows and outdoor
Toss expired medicine and foods
December: Donate clothes
2. Budgeting. The hardest thing to do, but since I got a new car and after my tax return is done I can pay off some bills and figure out how to free up some unnecessary spending.
3. Meal planning, freezer and slow cooker meals.
4. Continue to work out... haha hope I can.