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    Senior Member nikki128's Avatar
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    Hi All-

    I just got a new teaching job. I am wondering how you find time to quilt with work , family, cooking and housework???
    Any tips??
    Nikki

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    Super Member Murphy's Avatar
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    Always set aside time for self. Even if short spurts. Why are others not helping in family matters. I was in a family of six children and everyone worked "-).

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    Skip doing the housework and you have more time for quilting. :D

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    Congratulations!

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    Congrats on the new job! Yes, you should not be the only one doing the housework and cooking! Hope you can get some help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KatFish
    Skip doing the housework and you have more time for quilting. :D
    This is what I always did too ... now I'm retired and I have all the time in the world to quilt. If I could just get off the computer! :)

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    I am 72 years old, run my own sign & convention business, raising my 11 yr.old granddaughter (and her dad). Help my DH with his business, do most of the cooking, DGD rinses & puts dishes in dishwasher. DS vacuums once a week. I set aside 8:00 to 10:00 pm to do my own thing. Hair & nails one night, quilts most nights. I average 2 quilt tops per month, 1 finished quilt and 2-3 tabletoppers. No one is allowed in to bother me when its MY TIME. Try it, it works.

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    Make time you need time to unwind even though family is important you need down time. This might be a couple nights a week or a weekend to yourself while husband is enjoying kid time. I have a hard time following this myself but with a new job you do need to take care of yourself also. Mark your calendar and make sure the family is in on it. I use an online calendar called www.cozi.com it gives the family a notice on their cells if there is an important reminder or such. It is a great little tool this way they know in advanced it is mommy's time and will allow for it.

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    Yeah for you on the job!!! I do my quilting at night after everyone else is in bed. MY quiet time if it is 15 min or hours.

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    I had a lot more time to do the things I wanted to when I was employed. It seems like people that work a day job, are more organized. Since I retired, I don't get near as much accomplished as I did when working.

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