I'm another full-time working mom with not enough time! Here is my story: DH is a SAHD, and when I get home around 5, he's beat, so I "take over" caring for DS (almost 9 months old).
DS usually wakes up from a nap as I get home. Then it's nurse, read/play a few min, solids, bath, play a little bit, nurse, bed. Bedtime is usually between 7 and 8pm.
Then I start the marathon: washing bottles, dishes (no dishwasher!), cooking dinner for DH and myself, shower, pump, try to get to bed ASAP since he usually wakes during the night. I have no downtime...
So... I would like to be able to cut down the time my routine takes. And I would REALLY like us to sit down and eat dinner together. I've been trying to cook at night for the next day, so that I just have to heat things, but I'm so tired that I usually don't. Another issue is that my diet is very restricted due to DS's reflux, so most of our meals are different. I'm thinking about buying a playpen for the kitchen so I can watch DS and cook, but since I don't see him much on weekdays, I feel bad about not giving him my full attention.
I feel like I have 3 full-time jobs. Help! How do you manage dinner and DC?