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Was your mom a working mom?

  • As I try to handle the many demands of being a working mom, I often find myself wondering what it must have been like for my mom. Did she feel guilty leaving us in the care of others? Was she grateful to get away from us? Did she feel guilty about that? Why did she choose to work? Did she regret her choices? How did she manage it all?

    I love sharing the emotional pitfalls of being a working mom with other moms. Even if it's only for the reassurance of not being alone. I just wish I could share this experience with the one person I feel, or at least romanticize, would help me understand it all the best, my mom.
    Flag as inappropriate Posted by unkeptmomof3 on 19th September 2007
  • My mom didn't have a choice but to work. We were poor. My parents did the split day thing. Mom worked evenings or nights at a hospital while Dad worked during the day. We were only "alone" for a few hours after school until Dad came home.

    While it's hard for my husband & I to balance our lives, I'm grateful that we get to spend way more time together (even if I'm online 1/2 the time!) compared to my parents.

    I also wish I could share it with my mom. Every day.
    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Veronica on 22nd November 2007
  • Do I qualify as a Motherless Mom if my mother is so "toxic" that I finally had to let her go so I would stop having anxiety attacks? I love her but I couldn't continue to allow her to upset me anymore.

    Now I am having to deal with not having a mother to help me with all the things adult women need thier moms for...a friend.
    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Zephra on 25th February 2008
  • Zephra...yes, I think you qualify. In my eyes you do. Many hugs to you for taking that brave step! While I wish I had my mom every single day, I have friends who have toxic mothers and understand their need to distance themselves.
    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Veronica on 26th February 2008
  • Dear Sir/Ma,

    Furtunes Limited is in search of company representatives in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia and Middle East This project has been developed in a way not to affect your present job nor bring you any form of stress but in order to help take care of those extra costs while you work for us. Furtunes Ltd is a company that deals in the production and supplies of Batik, Assorted African fabrics, various clothing materials, African art materials and all kinds of furniture’s for exporting to the world from the Republic of South Africa.
    Presently our website is under construction and should be ready soon. Recently It came to my knowledge that there are a lot of lapses in handling funds coming from our clients in the USA, CANADA, EUROPE and ASIA which come in forms of Cashiers checks, Company checks and Money Orders which are not readily cashable here in south africa,....So we need someone in the to work as our representatives and assist us in processing the payments from our various clients which come in on a weekly, monthly and annual basis. This is why we decided to employ representatives to help us receive our payments at your contact address you shall be providing us, in order to process our payment from our clients. All you need to do is to receive this payment from our clients and get it cashed in bank or a cashing center then deduct your 15% and forward the balance to the company down here via Moneygram International Money Transfer. Our payments will be issued out in your name as we would inform our clients to do. Therefore the following details would be needed. If you are indeed interested in this job offer, Kindly forward the below information to ( / )

    {1} Full Name
    {2} Phone number
    {3} Email address
    {4} Full contact address / zip code.(Living and physical address requested).
    {5} Gender
    {6} Marital status
    {7} Age
    {8} Profession
    {9} Nationality

    Upon your full details received, you will acknowledged with a Certificate of Representative and We would forward these information to our clients and they will start making payments to you as the company's representative in the states. Once we have all your details in our records. We would notify you as soon as we confirm that one of our clients is mailing payment across to you.

    I await your urgent response.

    Warmest Regards,

    Jennifer Adams
    Managing director
    Flag as inappropriate Posted by jenny on 12th January 2012

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