what did you find the hardest???

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what did you find the hardest???

Postby mummyb » Tue Nov 24, 2009 1:24 pm

Hi all,

I'm going back to uni next April... hoping to do three days a week within school hours and expressing while I'm at work (DD2 will be almost 1 so I'm hoping it goes quite smoothly).

What did you find were things that really helped you stay organised, or was the hardest thing about going back?
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Postby megant » Tue Nov 24, 2009 2:04 pm

Hi
I have not tips, but just wanted to say that I have a baby born in April 09 and will be going back to work 3 days a week in April 10 as well! so will be watching this post :)
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Postby DellaWellaWoman » Tue Nov 24, 2009 3:46 pm

My number 1 tip would be to pack everyone's bags, and make lunches, the night before...
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Postby ames » Thu Nov 26, 2009 8:34 pm

Yep - I agree with DWW - get everything ready the night before so that you just need to do breakfast, get dressed and feed bub in morning.

I also found that it helps to cook double amount for dinners - so I only cook 3 times a week, the other nights are leftovers from the previous night. I use the slow cooker a lot so I put dinner on before I leaveand its cooked when I come home.

All the best with it :)
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Postby bronwynl » Fri Nov 27, 2009 7:25 am

Hi mummyb

Like previous posts, try and do as much as you can the night before :-) The hardest part for me was probably leaving DS (and he is with his grandparents, not in day care!) but the transition was surprisingly smooth, and he is fine. I express 2 x 100ml at work, and that gives him one bottle - so finding the time to express is a bit of a challenge, but I have supportive work environment, so it has all been really quite easy.

Good luck!
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