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My Life To-Do List
Currently on my Life Wish List:
To be able to work a 4 day work week! - I\'ve given up on this wish and the best part is I\'m Ok with it. I get to leave work at 3:00 everday and it\'s been working out well!
Goals I am working on:
Stopping to smell the roses
Projects I am working on:
About 10 things at once
I'm wondering how other moms deal with having to work when they want to stay home? I don't have the option to be a stay at home mom; I go back to work in two weeks and I have already started crying about it. When I left my first to go back to work I cried
Answered on 21st November 2011:
My first day back to work after my second was worse than it was going back to work after my first. I have never felt so upset, but with each day it got easier and easier and now after a year and a half I'm OK with having to work. I wanted to stay home, but financially it's just not an option. After 9 months I asked my boss who had previously said my hours couldn't be changed if I could change them. So now I work 35 hours instead of 40 and get out at 3 instead of 4. The extra hour really helps. Some days I still get sad about having to work, but I like the fact that becasue I work my husband doesn't have to work nights or weekends so we can spend more time as a family. I also find if I get blue about being a working mom more when I don't get enough sleep. And I'm not afraid of using my vacation and personal time to break up the week's so I feel like I'm home more.
Are your mother and/or mother-in-law supportive of you working?
Answered on 19th October 2009:
My mother is so supportive. She thinks it' good for woman to have a goodjob and she knows it takes two to work now a days. She was a house wife and cleaned houses when we were younger and she wanted to make sure I didn't end up doing a job I hated. My mother in law never really has said anything, but she doesn't have to. I can tell she thinks people who stay home are better, but I told her once that I would stay home in a heart beat if her son could afford to, but he can't so I have to work. I'm out at 3, I don't touch work at home or the weekends and my job is fulfulling and easy. So I think I have a good balance going.