Work & Money
  • L
  • 3 months ago

How do I cope being a mom and working full time?

I went back to work when my daughter was 7 months and I'm unsure how to do everything (she's now 1 years old) by that I mean I feel terrible when I can't sit and play with with her because I work in a bar so don't see her much (not nearly enough) but I need the money..... Help a momma out?
  • L
  • 3 months ago

I know you feel bad about it, but you can do small things that matter. My parents left me when I was young and came back and got me 4 years later. I would say even if you are away, you have to give your kid signs that you are still there, perhaps a toy that signifies you. You also have to consistently talk to them and let them know. You may think she is too young, but she would understand your intent when you express that you have to go to work so she gets food, but you will be back. My parents thought I didn’t understand and didn’t say anything. I didn’t understand in words, but I understood in other ways.

  • D
  • about 1 year ago

I work full time and my son is 5 it never gets easier and the guilt never goes away! It’s part of life I hate it everyday but make the most of the time I do have with him x

  • L
  • about 1 year ago

Just make your days off with her super fun and special ♥️ do not feel guilty for working! I work full time (3 jobs) and I still manage to make the time with my kids special and fun.

  • S
  • over 1 year ago

It is so tough, i went back full time when my first (now 3) was 6 months and will be doing the same with ny daughter (now 12 wks) felt so guilty but i have no choice, thankfully my son has always loved and thrived at nursery just hoping my daughter does. You are doing what you have to do to look after your family, just cherish any time your with them xx

  • K
  • over 1 year ago

I am just starting back to work tomorrow (tuesday). I went from working 25 hours a week(4 days a week), to being home when jobs closed, to now going back 5 days a week 35 hours a week. I am going to kiss my kids. But I am also very ready to go back to work. I am very lucky that I love my job.

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