Laura Vanderkam (I’m a fan, can you tell?) has a great discussion going on at her blog about working moms and daycare. Recently I’ve been working 30-35 hours a week. Here’s what I do.
(Background: I’ve been the SAHM for about 2 years with 5 hours of work on the side. My husband is the breadwinner right now so childcare is still my primary responsibility — but he is totally supportive and helpful, of course.)
My oldest is 2 and she’s in daycare 2 days a week. Those days, I stay home and telecommute with my 6 month old home with me. She’s still super easy to manage and I get a full day of work in with her. 1 day a week, my husband stays home for a half day (makes up those hours another night or two during the week) and we have friends from church watch the kids from 2-5.
Other than that: naptimes, early mornings, an hour or two at night.
Total time worked: 30ish hours.
Not super FT but it works for now.
It takes a lot of creativity. For us, the creativity came in when we realized our youngest is so easy and doesn’t need to be in daycare for me to focus and get stuff done.
What do you do for daycare?