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amother




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Post Thu, Jun 10 2021, 4:42 pm
- prepare dinner early in the day


I’m very grateful for my career which supports my family. But I walk in the door with my kids and the dinner prep with everyone needing something else really gets to me...
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amother




Caramel
 

Post Thu, Jun 10 2021, 4:46 pm
amother [ OP ] wrote:
- prepare dinner early in the day


I’m very grateful for my career which supports my family. But I walk in the door with my kids and the dinner prep with everyone needing something else really gets to me...


And I prepare dinner early in the day only BECAUSE I work.....I'd rather wake up a half-hour earlier to prepare dinner so I can give my kids the attention after work/school.
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amother




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Post Thu, Jun 10 2021, 4:49 pm
amother [ Caramel ] wrote:
And I prepare dinner early in the day only BECAUSE I work.....I'd rather wake up a half-hour earlier to prepare dinner so I can give my kids the attention after work/school.


Looking for support not to be shamed. For various reasons that doesn’t work for me right now ...
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Fave




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Jun 10 2021, 4:52 pm
I would take a 20 minute power nap before the after school rush. (Dream on….)
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amother




Caramel
 

Post Thu, Jun 10 2021, 4:54 pm
amother [ OP ] wrote:
Looking for support not to be shamed. For various reasons that doesn’t work for me right now ...

Oops! Sorry, hadn't meant for it to come across that way. I'm rather trying to convince myself that -to fill in the blank- I would.....
"probably not be a better mom than I am now, although I definitely think that way oftentimes."
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amother




Cyclamen
 

Post Thu, Jun 10 2021, 5:00 pm
I’m a SAHM and don’t prep dinner in the morning nor do I take power naps 🙂
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motherfrmisrael




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Jun 10 2021, 5:05 pm
Have a cleaner house

depend less on my husbands help in that area
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pizzapie




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Jun 10 2021, 5:19 pm
I would probably be unproductive and not get anymore done around the house than I already do. I would also probably go stir fry crazy. (Speaking from experience, I was a SAHM of several babies for several months before I started my job).
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s1




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Jun 10 2021, 6:03 pm
Have fewer dust bunnies, hoover more often and iron occasionally.
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amother




Amethyst
 

Post Thu, Jun 10 2021, 6:08 pm
Enjoy my baby more.
I hate working. I hate leaving my 5 month old.
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zaq




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Jun 10 2021, 6:16 pm
be much fatter.
and less organized.
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chili-n-cholent




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Jun 10 2021, 6:32 pm
Lose my mind and be depressed
I was not working for a while and I went crazy, it didn’t help my productivity, it just made it worse
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amother




Jasmine
 

Post Thu, Jun 10 2021, 6:39 pm
Always make supper for DH. I literally don't have energy to sometimes and I hate it.
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Kiwi13




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Jun 10 2021, 6:39 pm
I would lose my mind. I was fortunate enough to do the SAHM thing full time for almost 5 years. I needed to start working again. I enjoy my kids MORE now. Getting the balance right is tricky but necessary.
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amother




Amaranthus
 

Post Thu, Jun 10 2021, 6:50 pm
Lose my mind....

I was a SAHM for over a decade. I loved it and wouldn't change it for the world. I went back to work when my youngest was in school full day.

I took a part time job that quickly became full time. I would love to go back to part time so I can see the inside of a mall or clothing store.
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amother




Cerulean
 

Post Thu, Jun 10 2021, 7:20 pm
Another post to say...
I would lose my mind. As challenging as it is to work full-time while raising a family, I could not stay sane staying home full time. I need the structure in my day/week and the sense of accomplishment that comes with contributing out in the world. And adult interaction on a daily basis. Especially during a pandemic. I work in healthcare and while scary at times to work throughout the pandemic in a hospital, I think the alternative would have done far worse damage to my mental health.
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amother




Oldlace
 

Post Thu, Jun 10 2021, 7:20 pm
Spend more relaxed time with my kids
Organize more often
Plan and cook things at normal times of the day
Enjoy yom tov and Shabbos prep
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amother




Magenta
 

Post Thu, Jun 10 2021, 7:27 pm
another "lose my mind".
I actually find maternity leave insanely boring, and take jobs in summer camp to get myself and kids out of the house.
I think I would enjoy working shorter hours than I do now though...
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amother




Oldlace
 

Post Thu, Jun 10 2021, 7:39 pm
Go on more vacation with my kids
Spend more time in the park
Read more bedtime stories
Excersize
Have a hobby
Talk to friends
Take my girls clothing shopping
Shop for myself
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cuties' mom




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Jun 10 2021, 7:44 pm
Fold my laundry
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