Originally Posted by StarMXgurl
I'm pregnant with my first child and normally train full time but due to the risk of injury falling off I decided to take a break from training and work on giving a lot of lessons.
My questions is how do you juggle having baby around and your teaching/training schedule?
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It's not easy! But it can only be done with a good support system. I've had to cut way back on my training and focus more on teaching so I can stay home a few days during the week. At least for a few years. On the days I work my kiddo's grandparents come to babysit. My husband is also very supportive and he watches him on the weekends when I'm at shows. I also have a few college aged baby sitters who I hire when I have extra things to do. During the summers when the kids are out out of school I hire a few of them to get my horses ready for me and watch my kid while I"m riding.
It's not ideal because training is not a job you can do halfway but I have told myself that this is just a temporary season of my life. Before I know it the kid will be in school all day and it won't be long before the he is off at college! So it's disappointing I don't get to ride as much as I'd like but time goes quick and spending a few years to focus more on family was the right decision for me.