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Struggling with work and coping with a family!

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Bonnybloomin Fri 09-Sep-11 10:14:49

I've been working full time now for over a year, I have a two year old and a ten year old. Due to lack of childcare I work evenings and weekends, I have a really stressfull and demanding job, and things are now starting to get on top of me, I want to be superwoman but i'm failing rapidly!! I am considering reducing my hours, but this is causing arguments with my husband with regards to income. I try to be organised but it just doesnt work, any tips anyone!!??

Pang Fri 09-Sep-11 10:54:25

Been there-done that. Found it far too stressful and felt like I was no doing neither job well (motherhood or outside work). So I reduced my hours and am so happy I did. It was hard to have the reduction in income but my sanity was more important. I think we are all happier because of it.

Bonnybloomin Fri 09-Sep-11 11:36:48

Thanks for that, think I needed to hear it from someone else!, just been saying it to myself for so long and hoping things will get better, I think I need to accept that they wont, and concentrate on being content!

Thanks again.

rookiemater Fri 09-Sep-11 17:05:51

Well is your DH doing 50% of all childcare and household chores. I suspect the answer is no.

Last year I reduced hours and grade ( and I wasn't even f/t to begin with) best thing I have ever done.

If reducing hours is going to cause too much problems then try to reduce workload, cost up getting a cleaner, sending out clothes for ironing and shopping delivered.

hairylights Sat 10-Sep-11 11:58:14

What rookie said

AnnaEngland1 Thu 15-Sep-11 08:06:46

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