Do you think it is hard to be a working mom nowadays?

Anna - posted on 08/09/2016 ( 5 moms have responded )

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It seems I get tired very easily and bored with work. I am in the age when I should work the most and make money for me and my family. However, it is the opposite. Do you feel similar? How do you deal with this?

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Jodi - posted on 08/09/2016

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I am never bored with work....I am a teacher and every day is so different I can't even keep up sometimes. Tired? Always. I am 46. Some days I would like to slow down. Other days, I couldn't even imagine it, because I believe I'd be bored. How do I deal with it? I need to work, I need to earn an income, I find the things I love in my work and build on it, and I enjoy the time I have with my kids. What more can anyone do?

Is it hard to be a working mother these days? I think it is easier than it was in the past. Working mothers have better working conditions, are more likely to get sick leave if their children are sick, are more able to take time off to have a baby, have better choices around childcare and even had less attitude about being a "bad mother" leaving their child with someone else......I'm sure there is more. In the past, working has been really difficult.

Nadine - posted on 08/09/2016

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I think it depends on your job. I have had a wide range of jobs. When I was a single mom I was in the trades, made a lot of money, and loved my job. All my spare time I spent with my kids, and it was good. When I met my partner and moved in, we were a two income family, and things were good. When I had our son I quit work to stay at home (my other son was having problems at school so it also enabled me to home school him for two years and help him overcome his learning issues). Money was a bit tighter, but that was a sacrifice we were both willing to make. When he was two I began a home daycare. The money was minimal, but it helped take the pressure off my husband, and enabled us to buy a home, instead of renting. When my son started school I worked crappy retail jobs, but the hours allowed me to be home with my son when he was home. The money was a bit better, and it allowed our home to be a home again rather than a daycare centre....
I could go on, but my point is, you have to make the decisions that are best for you and your family, depending on your own unique circumstances. It is not always ideal. and there is no right answer for everyone. Yes, some jobs are terribly boring, and sometimes that is what it takes to makes end meet, or to have a disposable income.

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Jodi - posted on 08/09/2016

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I'm going to be fair and say my husband is in a boring job at the moment. He says this all the time. He is bored. But a couple of years ago, we lost our business - literally had to go into liquidation. I was already working as a teacher at the time and had a permanent position. But in order to pick ourselves up, my husband had to get a job with regular income. 2 years later, he has a regular and permanent job.....but he gets bored. it's a good job, but he finds it less than challenging. But it works for our family right now, and he knows that.

I think we, as parents and families, have to work out what is best for us. Sometimes, the best isn't the most exciting, and we have to work towards our goals. It's not always possible to be 100% happy. You need to find your own balance.

Anna - posted on 08/09/2016

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Hi Nadine,

Yes, you are right. Well, I am afraid that if I quit my job I would be bored at home after some time. So, I think I should find a job I like and enjoy. Also, I am a person who cannot sit all the time in the office and I need to move and talk to people. I used to have interesting job with meetings, TV shootings, etc... Now, I have a static job, sitting in the office all the time, and I do not enjoy it. This is a nice job but it does not really interests me. I guess this is the reason I get tired easily.

Anna - posted on 08/09/2016

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Hi Jodi,

It must be I do not enjoy my job then. I feel like a robot, doing the same things every day. There is no fun!

I do enjoy the time with my kid, but sometimes I do not have patience for him and I am so tired and sleepy. Nothing is new, everyday is the same. We all live in daily routine somehow.

Anyway, thank you for your answer. It is nice to hear other experiences as they may help.

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