Full Time Frazzled

It was been one week of working full time…and not even really as I had Thursday off…and already I feel frazzled and stressed.There are simply not enough hours in the day.  Not enough hours to do everything that I have to do let alone everything that I want to do.I feel like I am just rushing through life as if it is a series of tasks…I have to complete one just so I can get onto the next one…and they are never ending! Every night this week I have come home, cooked dinner…thank read more

Things That Work For Us

Here are a few little things that work for us as a family.When Baby C is having a bath or taking a shower with one parent the other one does a quick tidy of the house…cleans up the baby dinner mess, puts away the toys, collects errant bits of laundry, takes out the rubbish.  That way, once the bath is done, the pyjamas are on, the final bottle of the day is empty, the bedtime book is read, and Baby C is asleep the house in relatively clean and neat and we can enjoy some grown up time free from read more

Where I work…

News, gossip and rumours fly around my workplace.  Once we are done discussing a patient’s case we usually get to talking about other things.  And today one of those things was my blog!  I don’t usually broadcast the fact that I have a blog at work but one of the surgeons I work with just had a baby and so I mentioned the blog to him, then he mentioned it to another surgeon and then Doctor S mentioned it to me!  After a bit of good natured heckling, Doctor S decided that he liked my blog and wanted read more

A Day In The Life of Mother Down Under

Here are the ins and outs of being Mommy C!Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays I am at work.  I work as a theatre nurse doing mostly orthopaedic trauma at one of the major public hospitals in Brisbane.  So Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays Baby C goes to child care.We couldn’t get Baby C three days at one child care centre…you can read more about CRAZY child care centre waiting lists here…so Mondays he goes to one centre and Wednesdays and Fridays he is at another centre.  This read more

Having it all?

As I am sure many before me have discovered and many after me will realize, being a working mom is hard.  I only have Baby C and only work three days a week and I find juggling my family and my job to be a challenge!  I am thinking of going back to school to get my Masters degree…crazy…I haven’t even had time to read the acceptance letter I got a week ago so I am not sure how I think I am going to manage the course work.  Anyway, I digress.  In the three weeks that I have been mothering and working I have read more