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Spinoff Working Moms: share your EVENING routine

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Kris516
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Spinoff Working Moms: share your EVENING routine

I get home around 6:30. DS and DH are already home.

DS is almost 4 months old.

Our routine is as follows:

6:30 - home and feed DS (I like to feed him since I don't get to see him all day)

7:00-8:00 - PJama time and activity with mommmy.

8:00 - evening nap for DS, cook dinner.

8:30 or 9:00 - DH and I eat.

10:00 - last bottle for DS, again I feed him.

10:30-11:00 - bedtime routine and down for the night

Lately, DS is showing signs that he can prob skip the last 10:00 bottle, since his naps are getting longer and longer, and sleep from 9-9.

How do I squeeze in feeding him a dinner bottle, cooking, us eating and bedtime routine plus bedtime bottle btwn the hours of 6:30 and 8:30?

Posted 5/7/09 2:41 PM
 
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wannabemom
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Re: Spinoff Working Moms: share your EVENING routine

leave work at 715
pick up DS at Oma's
Come home (830pm)
Put DS to bed.
Cook dinner
Eat (now 930pm Chat Icon )
put dishes in the dishwasher
say we should be going to bed now10pm
say we should be going to bed now 1030pm
start dishwasher and go to bed 11pm (wishing I could still watch the daily show and colbert report)

as for squeezing all that stuff in.... DH and I used to take turns eating while the other one tended to DS... so DH would feed DS while I cooked. I would take over while DH ate. DH then takes over again so I could eat.... usually by then he's falling asleep.....

Message edited 5/7/2009 2:51:38 PM.

Posted 5/7/09 2:49 PM
 

KateDevine
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Re: Spinoff Working Moms: share your EVENING routine

Vomit. I hate evenings, except b/c of my bonehead DH, not DSChat Icon

5:30pm-Get home, rescue DS from wherever DH stashed him

5:30-7:00pm-Errands and maybe play outside for a while with DS.

7:00pm-DS' dinner and I cook DH's dinner

7:30-8:30pm-Play with DS, PJs and watch Backyardigans

8:35pm-Go in to wake DH

8:45pm-Go in to wake DH

9:00pm-Go in to wake DH

9:10pm-DH finally gets upChat Icon Chat Icon

9:30pm-DH leaves

9:32pm-DS goes to bed

9:33pm-SILENCEChat Icon Chat Icon

After that I clean the kitchen and do laundry. Possibly deal with toys if I ahve to

Posted 5/7/09 2:52 PM
 

MrsFlatbread
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Re: Spinoff Working Moms: share your EVENING routine

630-home and dinner
700-me peeChat Icon
715 bath and pjs
745 bottle
8 pm-bedtime for DS

Posted 5/7/09 2:56 PM
 

kerrycec03
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Re: Spinoff Working Moms: share your EVENING routine

645PM-get home
7PM-feed DS cereal
7-730PM-somehow I eat something
730PM-bathe DS
8PM-story time with DS, then play time on his playmat
815-830PM-bottle, then bed for DS

830PM-now my night starts:
-pack the bag for the sitter
-get clothes ready for DS
-do dishes
-prepare next nights dinner & lunches for DH and me
-some laundry
-straightening up
-watch about .5-1 of TV while doing all of the above
go to bed at 10PM

Message edited 5/7/2009 3:02:19 PM.

Posted 5/7/09 3:00 PM
 

My4GirlsMyLife
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Valerie

Re: Spinoff Working Moms: share your EVENING routine

3:30 the kids get home
4-5 homework
5-6 dinner
6-7 showers
7-8 playtime
8-8:30 I get ready for work
9pm-1or 2 am I work

Posted 5/7/09 3:02 PM
 

eddiesmommy
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Re: Spinoff Working Moms: share your EVENING routine

DS is 20 months old:

6ish - Pick up DS from daycare
6:15 - Home and start dinner
6:45 - Eat
7:15 - 8 -Playtime
8:00 - Bath
8:30 - Bedtime

Posted 5/7/09 3:04 PM
 

headoverheels
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LB

Re: Spinoff Working Moms: share your EVENING routine

we have a flexible routine Chat Icon i get home at 4:15 and DS is at home, either with DH or the nanny.

if DH is working overtime he is home by 5pm.

we play, feed him when he gets hungry, and i try to make dinner while DH entertains DS.

DS goes to bed no later than 7pm.

then DH and i both crash on the couch with our laptops and our recorded shows. Chat Icon

10pm, we make DS's formula for the next day and wash the dishes.

10:30 - 11pm, bed. Chat Icon

Posted 5/7/09 3:05 PM
 

JChia
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Jen

Re: Spinoff Working Moms: share your EVENING routine

6:00 Pick up DD
6:15 - arrive home and unload the car, let the dog out etc.
6:20 - wash up (if time sometimes I get home later) while DD plays in bed (or is she cries, while she walks around bathroom

6:30 Prepare DD dinner

6:35 - 7 - DD feeds herself, while I empty dishes, reload dishwasher and start dinner.

7 DH arrives home - washes up and takes over dinner, while I play with DD.

7:30 every other night - bath night - DD gets a bath - DH and I take turns getting bath ready, getting DD undressed.

7:40 -I get DD ready for bed, while DH cleans up bathtub.

7:50 -DH gives DD last sippy of milk and brush teeth while I relax (or finally wash up if I didn't have time earlier)

8:00 Storytime and DD asleep

8:10 - DH and I finally eat.

ETA - rest of evening - watch TV, fight over computer and finally go to bed at 10

ETA - there are many nights things don't work out according to schedule and DH and I don't eat until 8:45 Chat Icon

Message edited 5/7/2009 3:21:34 PM.

Posted 5/7/09 3:17 PM
 

08BabySurprise
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Re: Spinoff Working Moms: share your EVENING routine

6:00 leave work
6:45 Get to my moms
7:15 leave moms and head home
7:40 - get home
7:40 - 8:30 - play with Athan, feed, change, bottle bed
8:30-9:00 - Athan goes to sleep

Posted 5/7/09 3:21 PM
 

jambalady
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Holly

Re: Spinoff Working Moms: share your EVENING routine

6:30 - pick DS up after work
6:45 - bathe DS
7:00 - books & bottle
7:30 - put DS to sleep
7:45 - cook dinner for DH & myself
8:30 - eat dinner & watch TV
9:00 - DH washes the bottles and cleans up the kitchen while I veg in front of the TV
10:00 - I go to bed.

Posted 5/7/09 3:24 PM
 

Bxgell2
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Beth

Re: Spinoff Working Moms: share your EVENING routine

Leave work at 5pm.
Pick up Alex about 5:30pm
Meet up with DH at home around 5:45pm

Playtime while DH cooks dinner until about 7:30pm.

Eat dinner at 7:30pm.

8:00pm bedtime routine

8:30pm lights out for Alex

8:30pm-9:30pm hangout with DH

9:30pm shower time

Asleep by 11pm.

Message edited 5/7/2009 3:28:54 PM.

Posted 5/7/09 3:27 PM
 

eroxgirl
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Rebecca

Re: Spinoff Working Moms: share your EVENING routine

My evening routine makes me sad.

IF I leave work on time (and that's a BIG IF) I leave at 5:30/45..

6:45/7:00 - get home. DD and DH are already home, she's usually just finished her dinner when I walk in.

7:00 - give DD a bath

7:15 - wrestle DD into a diaper and pjs

7:25 - say goodnight to Daddy, give DD her bottle and snuggle for a few minutes.

7:30 - DD goes to bed.

8:30 - DH and I eat dinner (DH cooks)/watch TV/hang out

11:00 - bed.

Tonight I won't see DD because I'm working late. Chat Icon

Posted 5/7/09 3:41 PM
 

rojerono
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Jeannie

Re: Spinoff Working Moms: share your EVENING routine

Evening is much harder –

I get home between 6:30 and 7:30
Negotiate peace among warring tribes
Turn off video games
Cook with the boys
Supervise the boys setting the table.
Put on my waitress hat and serve dinner and drinks
Listen to stories about the day that my kids had .. all the while trying to figure out the 2 truths and a lie (or lies).
Turn off video games
On Tuesdays and Thursdays I wrestle angry midgets into a tub of soapy water
Turn off the video games
Check homework
Check backpacks
Turn off the video games again.. and issue a warning.
Sign permission slips, notifications, etc..
Drink a fifth of whiskey
Settle the boys in with crayons or cuddle up on the couch with them for some television if there is time
Serve dessert
Supervise teeth cleaning, flossing and hand washing.
Family cuddle time starts no later than 9:15 in my bed.
Cart the littles off to their own room.
Each get 1 eskimo, 1 fishie, 1 butterfly, 1 danish, 1 normal, 1 bear.. than a big hug and a bear hug
Then I go to bed
Then they call out that they love me and daddy and each other a bajillion times
Then they call out that they have to pee/need a drink/saw a shadow/caught a pygmie
Then I fall asleep around 10ish.

Message edited 5/7/2009 4:10:24 PM.

Posted 5/7/09 4:07 PM
 

DancinBarefoot
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Re: Spinoff Working Moms: share your EVENING routine

Get home - @ 7PM. Cook for both DD & DH. Eat dinner @ 8PM. Give DD a bath. Read stories, put DD to bed 9PM.

Posted 5/7/09 4:12 PM
 

steph4777
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Stephanie

Re: Spinoff Working Moms: share your EVENING routine

5:45-6:00pm Whoever has the car will pick up Nate from Daycare (usually DH and then he'll pick me up from office)

6:30pm Pick up Jayden from Babysitter or ILs

6:45pm Get home, they usually go outside with DH to take the dog out

7:00-7:15pm Feed the boys dinner (usually leftovers from night before)

7:45pm DH will take them upstairs for a shower and put on PJs, while I make dinner for us

8:15pm I read boys a story (or two) and tuck them in

8:30pm Kiss them goodnight

8:45pm DH and I eat, talk, and/or watch TV

9:30pm I usually go upstairs to relax, watch TV or read

11-11:30pm Sleep

Posted 5/7/09 4:22 PM
 

Mkr09
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M

Re: Spinoff Working Moms: share your EVENING routine

Mon-Wed I generally get home around 7:30/8 -- DH has already picked her up at my ILs and brought her home

I hang out with Kaydyn and then around 9:15 we start her bedtime routine and she's generally in bed by 10ish.

Thurs and Fri

We get home around 7pm

We hang out until 9:15 and then do the bedtime thing.


Once Kaydyn is in bed I get things ready for the following day.

I usually go to bed around 11:30/12.

Posted 5/7/09 4:43 PM
 

Tine73

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Re: Spinoff Working Moms: share your EVENING routine

I usually pick DD up from Daycare and we get home around 6:30-6:45.

She either eats dinner right away or she plays with DH while I am cooking.

If it's a bath night we'll do that or we'll play after dinner.

Bedtime is 8pm, sometimes earlier if she's cranky and didn't take a long nap at daycare.

Posted 5/7/09 4:47 PM
 

LIBOUND
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Suzy

Re: Spinoff Working Moms: share your EVENING routine

5:30 I get home-heat up one of the frozen meals I made on Sunday, and sometimes I make DS something seperately.
5:45-6:00 DH comes home with DS from sitter
6:00-6:15- DS has dinner
Anywhere from when he's done until 7:15 we play with him in his room
7:15 bath
7:30 bottle/book
DS is out anywhere from 7:45-8

We're really lucky. Sometimes DS is so tired that we can feed him at 6 and by 7:30 he's alseep, with bath, bottle and book done as soon as he's done eating.

ETA:

I freeze meals on Sundays so all DH has to do is heat something up and he eats while I feed DS and we alternate bath/book/bottle so that I don't end up eating at 8-8:30.

After that I clean kitchen/load dishwasher.

Message edited 5/7/2009 5:01:31 PM.

Posted 5/7/09 4:57 PM
 

JenBenMen
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Member since 9/06

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Name:
Jen

Re: Spinoff Working Moms: share your EVENING routine

Posted by rojerono

Evening is much harder –

I get home between 6:30 and 7:30
Negotiate peace among warring tribes
Turn off video games
Cook with the boys
Supervise the boys setting the table.
Put on my waitress hat and serve dinner and drinks
Listen to stories about the day that my kids had .. all the while trying to figure out the 2 truths and a lie (or lies).
Turn off video games
On Tuesdays and Thursdays I wrestle angry midgets into a tub of soapy water
Turn off the video games
Check homework
Check backpacks
Turn off the video games again.. and issue a warning.
Sign permission slips, notifications, etc..
Drink a fifth of whiskey
Settle the boys in with crayons or cuddle up on the couch with them for some television if there is time
Serve dessert
Supervise teeth cleaning, flossing and hand washing.
Family cuddle time starts no later than 9:15 in my bed.
Cart the littles off to their own room.
Each get 1 eskimo, 1 fishie, 1 butterfly, 1 danish, 1 normal, 1 bear.. than a big hug and a bear hug
Then I go to bed
Then they call out that they love me and daddy and each other a bajillion times
Then they call out that they have to pee/need a drink/saw a shadow/caught a pygmie
Then I fall asleep around 10ish.



this sounds overwhelming and so cute at the same time

Posted 5/7/09 4:57 PM
 

krashnburn
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Re: Spinoff Working Moms: share your EVENING routine

DS is 24 months:

5:30 daycare pick up.
5:50 Home
5:50-6:30 scramble to pee, change diaper, feed dog and cat and make dinner while trying to not turning on the TV.
6:45 eat dinner, but rarely in my seat for more than 2min
7:00-7:30 DS bath
7:30-8:00 Misc
8:00 Backyardigans and a milk
8:30 Brush teeth and read books
9:00 DS in bed and I finally get to pee again
9:00-10:30 6million things I need to do including laundry and dishes and make lunches.
10:30 I shower
11:00 in bed if I'm lucky.

Posted 5/7/09 5:01 PM
 

beachgirl13
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Re: Spinoff Working Moms: share your EVENING routine

get home at 3.
Sometimes DH goes to work right when I get home, some nights he's off and I have a little help.
-My kids are 7 months and almost 3
-dinner for both around 6ish
-bath for baby every other night
-baby bottle at 730
-Bath for James, read him stories, put him to bed.
-Usually try to have them both in bed by 8, 830.
-Get everything I need to get done-lunch for the next day, cleaning, laundry, school work, etc.
Go to sleep!

Posted 5/7/09 5:09 PM
 

sept2703
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Re: Spinoff Working Moms: share your EVENING routine

5 - leave work and pick up kids
6 - get home
6:15 - feed DS and DD dinner
6:30 - Start DH and my dinner
6:45 - Put DS to bed while DD watches some TV
7 - Finish Cooking Dinner or bath time for DD
7:15 - DH comes home - we eat quick some nights
7:30 - DD goes to bed - DH reads to her
7:45 - Eat dinner
8-9:30 - TV
9:30 -10 - Bed time

Posted 5/8/09 10:10 AM
 
 

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