work and family

YVONNE - posted on 05/15/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I find it tiresome at times when i leave work then have to go home and do the chores,soon we are expecting a baby am thinking of getting a house help.

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Francine - posted on 05/16/2012

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You never mentioned if your partner helps you out with these chores? If he does and you still find it overwhelming then yes hire some help (maybe once a week) but if he just sits around or goes out with his buddies and expects you to do everything after a full day at work and being pregnant then you should have a conversation with him. I'm not saying that he does nothing to help around the house but this would be a big eye opener for him to understand just what kind of work this baby will entail once he or she is at home.

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We've always used a housekeeper during months that I work. There is just no way for me to work, shuttle J around, do all the housekeeping, and still have time to spend with my dh and J as a family, much less one on one time with dh (which we NEED in our relationship). It just made sense for us--I could never balance it all without help.

Louise - posted on 05/15/2012

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If you are working all day and you want someone to do the chores then yes hire some help. It is nice that you are financial secure enough to afford such luxury. Personally I would not like another person in my house going through my laundry and doing the housework. But that is just me.

If you feel comfortable enough to have a stranger in your home to help then there is nothing wrong with it!

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