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~I was so blessed with my first dd. She was an absolute angel and would sit for hours in a bouncer or play on the floor while I sewed. Dd #2 is a wonderful baby but she wants me all the time. I homeschool when she's napping. By the time DH gets home I'm usually too tired to sew. The weekends always seem packed with things that need to be done.
I want some sewing time back!!
Any tips for busy people? Do I just have to wait this stage out?~
 

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you must mean dd#3..try sewing when the baby is napping or when the kids are doing reading or other seated work..if u can.
 

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coincidently I just brought out my sewing machine last week to do a very quick thing and I thought "wow, I should do this more often".

Now "when" is a very good question. I've been in my house almost two years and I still have the kit to make one shade for my sons room. it doesn't even technically require sewing and finding the time for that hasn't happened yet.

basically I think it comes down to...if you really want to do it, you will find the time.
 

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3 kids, only 2 girls though right nuisance?

Do the kids have schedules that are fairly regular with naptimes? Not sure how old your youngest DD is, but what about a sling? Or maybe a jumper would be more fun for her?
 

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It was a stage I had to wait out. Sorry

But the stage did pass.
 
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~The baby is on a fairly regular schedule now but sleeps only around 2 hours during the day. I have to use that time for homeschooling. Anything that needs to be read has to have me sitting over ds constantly to be sure it's done.
The baby has a very short attention span compared to my other two kids. She can usually only deal with being in a certain spot(jumper, high chair with toys)for about 10 minutes at a time.
I think one of the major problems I'm having is set-up and clean-up. I have to share my craft area with kitchen and homescholing stuff. It make 5 minutes to get everything out and that leaves just 5 minutes to work until the baby is cranky. She's very jealous of everything I do that doesn't involve playing with her. :p And then the "mess" sits out and I hate that!
But is also a matter of making time for it. I took advantage of those 5-10 minute snippets today and got some projects started. Felt great!~
 
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