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November 30th, 2012, 04:42 PM
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I go back to work tomorrow after being out since September 8th having DD2. It's going to be hard. I really enjoy the SAHM life I was living. But we can't afford for me to not go back so off to work I go.
I do find it weird this time around though, I remember with DD1 being excited to go back to work and this time I'm dreading it. How do you ladies cope with being a working mom to 2+ kids? I think my issue is feeling pressed for time and not feeling like I'll get time to do anything that needs to get done bc I'll either be working or tending to the kids. I know I'm all over the place with my post but I feel jumbled about the whole thing.
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December 3rd, 2012, 05:51 AM
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I only have one kid, and my job is pretty flexible, but I understand feeling flustered and not feeling 100% back in the game for a return to work.

All I can offer is virtual hugs, and remind you that after a while it becomes routine and starts to "fit" just like staying at home did. It just takes a while longer when it's not your preference.
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December 4th, 2012, 09:32 AM
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(((hugs))). i only have 1 kid but i remember feeling flustered when i first went back.
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December 4th, 2012, 06:08 PM
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I just had my third and am going to be headed back to work next month... I'm really not looking forward to going back, but like you there isn't another option.

I remember going back after #2 & feeling overwhelmed! I was (and still am) a single mom and it just seemed like nothing was ever done the way I wanted... Little by little I learned that nothing will ever be the same. It's impossible to keep up with everything. I tried to always keep one of my days off where I did no housework, errands, or anything and just spent the day with the kids... I also made sure to do one special thing a night with each of them, like play cars or dolls) even if only for 15 minutes each. That was in addition to bath/book time...

Good luck! I know it's hard.
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December 6th, 2012, 09:18 AM
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Ladies have you ever looked into finding something that you can do from home. I was in your shoes about 6 years ago and I went on a long hard search,becuase I did not want to leave baby # 4 I miss all the others kids milestone and I didn't want to miss this one. I can tell you I am so happy that I went on this long search to find somehting that allows me to stay home with all 5 of my kids and I can honeslty say I have been doing this for 6 years now. I would love to help you do research if that is what you want just let me know
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December 6th, 2012, 10:30 AM
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Good luck I hope it went well..

I was ready with DD1 but whend DS came around I wanted to stay home but we couldn't afford it.
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December 7th, 2012, 04:49 AM
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Ladies have you ever looked into finding something that you can do from home. I was in your shoes about 6 years ago and I went on a long hard search,becuase I did not want to leave baby # 4 I miss all the others kids milestone and I didn't want to miss this one. I can tell you I am so happy that I went on this long search to find somehting that allows me to stay home with all 5 of my kids and I can honeslty say I have been doing this for 6 years now. I would love to help you do research if that is what you want just let me know
I thought about it, but in my state the work from home jobs would never offer the same pay & I need to be able to cover my bills. I need to make at least $30/HR to cover everything.

I'm glad you were able to find something that worked for you...
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December 10th, 2012, 06:38 AM
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I was excited to go back after dd (my first) but really hated working after about 1 week. I have settled into the fact that I will always have to work. I would never make the same pay I make and being the major breadwinner my pay is VERY important to our family's survival.

I am settling into the fact that at least dh will be home with the girls after #2. He will become a SAHD and I will continue to work.

All I have is HUGS!
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