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What's For Dinner?: Stress For Working Moms

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  • I agree totally ...

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Mommy Mayo-Kore on 8th May 2009

  • In India, dinner is normally anywhere between 8-9.30 pm. I try to get dinner on the table by 8.30 but some days, that's when I get home because I have to work long hours at the office. I went back to full-time work two years ago. My son is now six. My husband took a sabbatical for over a year during this time. But never was dinner on the table when I got home late. At best, I'd get a phone call asking: Can we order in tonight? I tried to avoid that as much as possible.
    Indian cooking is also labor intensive and DH is a picky eater. So yes, pre-dinner time is big-stress time. It used to be worse: I'd be hungry and be cooking so I'd snack to keep myself going. Big mistake. The pounds piled on. :(
    One plus was that this forced me to get even more organized at home so I wasn't completely dead by the time dinner was ready.
    Why do I feel the pressure? I'd say all of the above: expectations and because it is important for my family.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by A Lost Writer on 20th March 2008