As a working mum I have extreme guilt over everything. I work a 9-5 and my child is in full time care. Night-time routines are run like clockwork so that I can get everything done - from cooking dinner, baths, bedtime stories, putting the washing on and folding the washing from the day before. Most days it’s like wrestling an alligator who doesn’t want to put their Pjs on!
It’s exhausting work.
I somehow had this idea in my head it would be all happy days, with dancing and singing, and field mice helping me with the washing as my child played happily on the floor beside me (HAHA Cinderella really messed up our generation).
One thing I swore I would do when I had a child was...I wasn’t going to use disposable nappies i was going to be the cloth nappy queen! I wanted to reduce my carbon footprint as much as I could. But reality set in and I realised I needed to be practical.
It's one of those things you try not to think about as you feel like you have no control over the situation.
However, I soon came to the conclusion that doing a little bit is better than doing nothing. That’s why I am fully invested in doing what I can when I can. Which means on weekends we are all about Snazzi reusable nappies. It's really no more extra work as the washing is never done and it helps me sleep a little bit better at night knowing I am not adding to so much waste.
Other things I have committed to is using reusable vege bags. I use a lot of reusable bags like wet bags and snack bags, which has reduced the use of clingfilm (gladwrap). My husband uses his large wet bag to hold his lunch, saves using plastic bags. Also, the wet bags are great for groceries as well!
Every little bit helps.
By a full-time working mum who is doing her best with what she has.