My life as a wife and mother

Philippines
July 16, 2007 11:49pm CST
Before I got married, I was a successful office manager in a multinational company. I didn't know anything about being a homemaker because my mom has always been the one to take care of the house and everything else we need. Now that I am married with one child I didn't know that being a homemaker takes a lot of energy. Just to prove it: 5:30 am I wake up and cook breakfast 6:30 am breakfast with the family 7:00 am Bath time for my daughter 7:15 am I prepare myself to bring my daughter to school. In between everything my husband would ask me to redo his shirt, fix his drinking water, give vitamins to my daughter, prepare my daughters lunch box. All of this happening before my housekeeper arrives. 8:45 am I bring my daughter to school. Leave her there to do my other errands such as grocery,paying bills and among other things that needs to be done. 11:00 am I pick up my daughter from school and go home. 12:00 pm my daughter and I have lunch and during that time I try and think of what to cook for dinner for the 3 of us. 3:00 pm my daughter will be asking for snack time so I have to get up and fix here something and then wash whatever mess she made and prepare things I need for dinner. 5:00 pm I start cooking dinner while I help my daughter with homework. 6:30 pm dinner with whole family 7:30 pm Do the dishes, fix my daughters bottles (she is still likes drinking milk from her bottle). 9:00 pm I am finished with everything. In between those times I have to make phone calls, read our mails, among other things. How about you what's your everyday life like?
5 responses
@meaculpa (339)
• Philippines
21 Sep 07
A salute for you for being a good wife and a mother. I am a new home-mom too. I have 3 babies (6yr girl, 4yr boy, 1yr girl) I send my kids to school at 7am and 11:45am then fetch them from school at 1pm and 4pm. I am learning to cook nutritious food for my kids. My hubby is overseas to work for a living. We have decided that I stay home first and learn household chores. Previously, I was working as an Accounting Supervisor, Treasury Officer, Audit Head. I was able to graduate from MBA (with distinction bronze medal) and has lots of opportunities to work. But it is my choice, and I am happy being with my 3babies. My hubby is happy also knowing that I am the one taking care of our babies. It is a blessing from the Lord to be a wife and a mother. Good luck to you!
@meaculpa (339)
• Philippines
21 Sep 07
erratum: correction for the first sentence (I was able to edit after sending) " A salute to you for being a good wife and a mother. " :)
• Philippines
2 Oct 07
Thank you very much for your comments. I guess, I should say hats off to you as well. It is not easy being a stay at home mom of one but a stay at home mom of 3 is way, way hard. It's true what you said that husbands feel happier when their wives are the one taking care of their children. My husband is the same. My husband fully supports my need to work but since I became a stay at home mom it got harder for me to work because I always worry about my daughter's well being. So, what I do is try to earn or work from home. Hence, the reason I love my computer and internet connection because it helps me keep in touch of what is happening around us not only in our country but in other countries as well.
• Japan
22 Jul 07
You do sound busy. And you have a housekeeper. That is one thing I would love. My schedule starts at 6am as well. Throw a load of laundry in the machine, start breakfast, hubby and two kids up. Make sure they eat, shower, have things they need for school. Send them on the way to school. Clean breakfast things, next two kids up, do quick breakfast for them, get laundry out. Tidy up and then to get 5 year to dress and do some study (she loves it), yell at my 15 year old to get on with his study (high school corspodence course). Make lunch. 4th grader homw from school. Clean away lunch things, do study with 4th grader (they go to Japanese school in the morning and study English with me in the afternoon). Older son is then home from junior high. Give snacks, check homework, put dinner ready. Depending on the day I start to work between 4 and 5 oclock. That goes on to 8 or 9. Then spend time with the kids, read to them, check if they need anything special for school the next day. Kids in bed between 9 and 9:30. Spend sometime on line, talk to hubby, clean round again, check school uniforn is okay. Help hubby with his auctions, then fall into bed at somewhere between 12 and 2am. In between all that I have to study Japanese, walk the dog and help out my MIL. I go full blast like this for a month or so then collapse in bed for a whole day. I often wonder why I get exhausted but just reading about my day I feel tired!!
• Philippines
23 Jul 07
Hi, wow you do have a schedule well with me I have one child and a husband who needs attention. Anyways, good luck for us right?! Let's just hope that every mother's day we have a very expensive gift from our wonderful endearing husbands.
@mean_queen (1713)
• Malaysia
17 Jul 07
Whoaaa.. that sure looks like a very hectic daily schedule you've got there. I can't imagine what that must be like.. Seriously, a new found respect to all homemakers~! My daily schedule consists of surfing the net, whether on mylot, blogging or doing my uni assignments.. and that's pretty much it!
• Philippines
19 Jul 07
Hi, you know when I was single I always thought being a homemaker means sitting around and doing nothing. I was DEFINITELY wrong and to think I only have one daughter, what more for those who have 2 and more kids. I have no regrets in the choices I made in my life, settling for being a full time wife and mother over a high paying career. I guess it came to a point that I realized I am happier now personally compared before that I was financially well off but my family is suffering in my absence especially my daughter. Now, everyone can tell that my daughter is a happy child, full of confidence and secure in our love for her.
@Neriz69 (1042)
• Philippines
17 Jul 07
My you have a very busy schedule, but that is good. I hope to be a dedicated, work at home mom someday. Taking care of my family and then doing online business to help out financially.
• United States
17 Jul 07
Wow, you've got your hands full! My day is pretty busy but I don't have a schedule unless I'm dealing with appointments & errands.
• Philippines
17 Jul 07
Yeah, when I was making my write up I didn't realize how full my schedule is, and to think I have a housekeeper who does the regular house cleaning, laundry and ironing. I like planning my day it irritates me when things that needs urgent attention are not done right away.