I'm really struggling with this... I have a 1-year old, and I work full-time, so I only have time with her from 4-8pm on the weekdays - so I don't want to scrap then. By the time I get her to bed, I'm so tired from the day, all I want to do is sit down and relax - maybe even have a conversation with DH if I'm lucky (I'm trying to figure out time to exercise, too - that's not going well, either)... I guess I'm just suffering from poor time management?
I'm right there with you! I have to do the digital scraping because 1. I don't have time for paper and 2. Kaden (he's 20 months) will take everything from me. I scrap on the weekends after Kaden goes to bed and sometimes during the week while my dh watches TV. We have the computer in a room connected to the TV room so we still talk and see each other.
I dont know how I would find time either! Luckily I only work pt and my guy comes with me to work so I feel like I have MORE than enough time with him sometimes I try to scrap only when I feel creative, otherwise they dont turn out well. So sometimes I go months w/o doing any, then I'll do 7 in one day. Right now Ive been scraping while DH is gone on his many youth trips througout the summer, after DS goes to bed or while he's busy playing. I scrap relatively quickly so this works for me. But it might not work for everyone. In your situation I would just try to take one night a month and do a few. Its so hard being a mommy, wife, work full time, AND have hobby's
jeena is 18 months old and i work on my dh's days off. so the days that i'm at home, i try to do scrappy stuff when jeena is napping and then when she goes to bed. my dh works all different shifts so i'm often alone in the evenings.. ME time
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I have the same type of lifestyle. I work full time and have Kira from 5-8 or 5-8:30ish. So dh and I made a deal that 2 nights a week he is responsible for putting kira to bed so I can get stuff done that I need to. Including scrapping.
I usually do this on Monday's and Wednesdays.
During my lunch hours I usually have pics with me and I start to plan my pages out and write down notes on what I want to do.
Then Tuesday, Thursdays and the weekends I get my time to excercise. And I get my family time with dh and kira too. Tuesday and thursdays are reserved for extremely long walks.
but for me it was definately a matter of time management. I just had to build a regime and stick to it. Of course there are times Iget off of it -- like just recently I had Kira's bday and then the harry potter book But I just got myself back on track last night.
I am a SAHM mom too, but as Tristan has gotten older it has become impossible to get on the computer while he is awake. He will have no part of that
So, I do all my scrapping while he is napping and after he goes to bed. DH teaches taekwondo on Tuesday and Thursday nights so that is mostly when I get my stuff done.
These last couple of weeks however, I have done nothing except sleep when Tristan sleeps. Maybe I will get to scrap again once this first trimester is over
I am a SAHM and still don't really have time to scrap all that much. I have a "quiet hour" every night, though, after I put Madelyn to bed. From 9:30 or 10pm to 11pm every night, I scrap. I also do digital scrapbooking here and there when I have time, but it's easier to have an ongoing project on the computer.
I am a SAHM, and my kids are 4 and 6 so they are in that mode where they just want to play their own games and things and dont mind me being on my PC - plus I stay up too late at night LOL
Don't get me wrong, my son has Autism so he has Special Ed summer school from 8-10 am every day, plus they have swimming lessons from 11 - 12 every day, PLUS my son has Occupational Therapy and Speech therapy once a week at various times during the day. So it is not like I just "sit at home" LOL But I guess with it being summer, and it has been 100 here so it is too hot to be outside until about 5 or 6 pm, then we are all out in the yard or on walks most of the evening. I don't know I have just had a lot of time to get stuff done in the afternoon & after they are in bed lately. But everything has a price - I have been getting a little behind on laundry and clutter LOL But I clean as I go so now that the kids are older the house is staying much nicer. Trust me, it does get easier! Your little girl is only 1 - wait until she's like Mom leave me alone! LOL Like my son - a lot of times he just wants to play legos by himself, or my kids play together and get into their own games & stuff so I just watch. Our computer is in the livingroom so I can easily hop up to help them or answer the phone or clean up a spill or whatever. I think it is all about time management & inspiration - I go through really busy times especially when school starts where my time is consumed with helping my son with homework and cleaning and keeping up with laundry, it gets pretty crazy around here!
My LO is 7 months old and goes to bed most nights between 7-8. I do my scrapping after he is in bed, while DH is playing XBox, reading or watching TV.