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amother




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Post  Mon, Jul 06 2020, 6:30 pm
I’ve been working my entire married life. Never thought I could handle not working. But with carona, I was forced to stop since my kids were out of school. Now that all childcare opened here, I started work recently and I’m having such a hard time!!! I miss not worrying about when my kids were dressed and ready in the morning. My number one stress is scheduling and being on time for things - so not caring about any of that has been so calming for me! Don’t get me wrong, I’ve been kvetching about some hard days we’ve had, but all in all things have been SO nice - feeding my baby whenever she wanted...hanging out with my toddler in the mornings....just shmoozing with my kids... I’m feeling so trapped Sad.
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amother




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Post  Mon, Jul 06 2020, 6:38 pm
Same boat!
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lk1234




 
 
 
 

Post  Mon, Jul 06 2020, 6:58 pm
Hugs- you are not alone. I feel the same way Sad
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ra_mom




 
 
 
 

Post  Mon, Jul 06 2020, 7:12 pm
Yes
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tigerwife




 
 
 
 

Post  Mon, Jul 06 2020, 7:13 pm
I’m with you.
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youngishbear




 
 
 
 

Post  Mon, Jul 06 2020, 7:20 pm
I miss not chasing my own tail.

Covid has inspired me to rearrange my priorities and schedule, just a bit.
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crust




 
 
 
 

Post  Mon, Jul 06 2020, 7:42 pm
I'm with ya
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amother




Forestgreen
 

Post  Mon, Jul 06 2020, 7:46 pm
I still had to work throughout covid, but I was glad to be able to work from home. I got to make sure they were eating/in class and help them etc....instead of relying on another person doing that.

I'm so happy I got to be a mom (even though I had to be up at night finishing work).

I'm not looking forward going back to work.

So, I can totally relate.
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ShishKabob




 
 
 
 

Post  Mon, Jul 06 2020, 7:49 pm
I'm hearing this more and more from working moms. Corona was just a tease!
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ynms




 
 
 
 

Post  Mon, Jul 06 2020, 7:52 pm
It's not the real stay at home life btw. No carpooling, Dr. Appt, shopping, errands. Less pressure all around during Corona
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amother




Khaki
 

Post  Mon, Jul 06 2020, 7:52 pm
I hear you ladies!
I definitely enjoyed my quiet few months, but now that my daughter started camp and I have to have her up and ready by 8, I am looking forward to getting back into the grind myself.
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giselle




 
 
 
 

Post  Mon, Jul 06 2020, 8:17 pm
ynms wrote:
It's not the real stay at home life btw. No carpooling, Dr. Appt, shopping, errands. Less pressure all around during Corona

Working moms have to do all that and work.
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amother




Indigo
 

Post  Mon, Jul 06 2020, 8:28 pm
I’m with you!
We aren’t supposed to he working while raising kids. They need us and we need them to help us grow. The current system is just so so not productive to society.
Hopefully I don’t get bashed by “feminists” for saying this.
But we need the job for the money so we can pay our crazy tuitions...so the school can raise out children for us...
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ynms




 
 
 
 

Post  Mon, Jul 06 2020, 9:41 pm
giselle wrote:
Working moms have to do all that and work.


But they are not with the kids 24/7... Which is a different kind of work.......
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L K




 
 
 
 

Post  Mon, Jul 06 2020, 9:54 pm
I’m with you
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amother




Puce
 

Post  Mon, Jul 06 2020, 10:57 pm
giselle wrote:
Working moms have to do all that and work.


I think her point was more that SAHMs were also less busy than usual during this time, it wasn’t really a taste of typical SAHM life.
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amother




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Post  Mon, Jul 06 2020, 11:02 pm
amother [ Puce ] wrote:
I think her point was more that SAHMs were also less busy than usual during this time, it wasn’t really a taste of typical SAHM life.


Yes and no - even when not working - it’s not typical to be home with ALL your kids. so yes, there was no carpool or school lunches to prepare - but having the kids home 24/7 definitely made life super busy in its own way. But I still prefer it!!
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amother




Ginger
 

Post  Mon, Jul 06 2020, 11:27 pm
amother [ Puce ] wrote:
I think her point was more that SAHMs were also less busy than usual during this time, it wasn’t really a taste of typical SAHM life.


Really? Sahm moms have all their kids home 24:7 while shopping and doc appts? They homeschool year round?
Now that is impressive.

Working mothers still make lunches and suppers. And do all doc appts. And shop for food and clothing. They just do it in the evening, Sunday’s or online.
Who else would do it?
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Rappel




 
 
 
 

Post  Mon, Jul 06 2020, 11:44 pm
I agree. I'll probably have to stop being a SAHM after this kid, but it's great to be able to build your day around your kids. I feel really blessed that I could do it until now.
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