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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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    I sewed for twenty minutes before I got ready for school this morning. School can get really busy but I figure a lot can get done bit by bit.

    But...give yourself some time to adjust to teaching on top of family obligations/time. It can get overwhelming. Teaching is a lot like housekeeping sometimes - the dishes just keep getting dirty and the schoolpapers just keep piling up.

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    Flylady to the RESCUE!! She teaches you to do things 15 minutes at a time, and kids too. If they are old enough to mess things up they are old enough to pick it up. Having too many things or "Stuff" will make even children frantic.

    Always take care of yourself, you are the heart of the home and it will not fall apart if you take time for yourself to relax and unwind.

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    Congrats!

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    Kathy ~ I cannot agree more! The day gets away from me and I have nothing to show for it even though I was busy all day long.

    Quote Originally Posted by KathyAire
    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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    Congratulations on the new job! My son has been off since last Thanksgiving (the Monday before!) and he's still looking. Personally, I can't wait till he goes back to work. I retired in 2008 thinking that I would have all the time in the world. HUH! But, since I've started quilting I pretty much ignore him. It's been great!

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    Well, I'm a nurse and I work 32 hours every weekend, off all week. It's just me and my husband so I find plenty of time. Did you say housework? What's that?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramona Byrd
    Flylady to the RESCUE!! She teaches you to do things 15 minutes at a time, and kids too. If they are old enough to mess things up they are old enough to pick it up. Having too many things or "Stuff" will make even children frantic.

    Always take care of yourself, you are the heart of the home and it will not fall apart if you take time for yourself to relax and unwind.
    Yes, flylady.com is a really cool system for getting out of chaos.

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