how do you cope being a career woman and a mother , with out a nanny?

Chinyere - posted on 10/22/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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i need answers and suggestions to the above subject.

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Francoise - posted on 08/17/2012

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If you want to be a career mom and successful in both, you must learn to delegate both at work and at home. That means you will need extra help and it is worth while to invest in home care help. First, have a home that is simple to keep. Clear combined works schedule and hours. Good communication. Set priorities and short term goals (your children will become more and more independent, this situation will change). This means that you may have to give up certain activities or career expectations. Put this in to a balance and stay focus to what is important and what you want to accomplish, both at work and at home.

Good luck!

Katie - posted on 10/24/2009

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I'm going back to work on November 2nd... Monday to Friday, 7:45am - 5pm... I don't want to go!!!! My cousin and hubby are ultimately going to be trading off for watching my daughter through the day [he went back to school so he has an odd schedule], yet even knowing that she is going to be happy, safe, and well cared for - I still am so beyond uneasy about the whole thing. I even went as far as telling my boss that if they're going to have to do lay-offs that I'd volunteer to go as soon as enough hours were collected for EI. I just can't bear the thought of only getting to see Abbie for a couple of hours before bed time and on the weekends. :(



Sorry Chinyere, I know this doesn't give any help or suggestions, but at least you know that you're not alone.

Kristi - posted on 10/24/2009

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I went back to work when Wes was 4.5 months old. My husband stayed home until 3 weeks ago, when he got a good job and decided to cut his parental leave short and go back to work. We have fallen into a great routine and it works well for us!

Jenifer - posted on 10/24/2009

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I work full time in Human resources at a hospital. I love my job and it was hard to go back to work after I had the baby. My husband works midnight - 8am, so he stays home with the baby during the day and I take over when I get home so he can sleep. makes for an interesting day. My house gets cleaned on weekends and my washer & dryer go all weekend long... it's hard but can be done...

Kristi - posted on 10/24/2009

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I work Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm. My husband also works full time, so our son is in a dayhome each day. We just make sure that every moment we get to spend with our son is special, even if it just during supper time. He goes to bed at 9pm each night, and wakes up at around 7:30 am. We make "play time" each night, and then on bath nights, we both sit with him in the bathroom and play in the water with him.

I know it's hard, sometimes I think when I am sitting at my desk, how much I would rather be at home with my baby! But then I realize that if I didn't work then we wouldn't have our home - so working is a necessity.

Good luck!

Natalie - posted on 10/23/2009

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I work 5 days a week, 8am-4pm

My daughter is in daycare 2 days and family watches her the other 3 days.. I really only spend 3 to 4 hours with her a day after I pick her up and then put her to bed...It's devastating! Wish I could stay home!!

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