I really am fed up hearing mums and single Mums complain how hard they have it and how the government doesn’t give them enough money. Try living in a third world country or a less developed country where there are no benefits, health care cards or baby bonuses.

I’m a mother of 4, yes I’m married and my husband works full time, he works very long hours. Mon-Fri he leaves the house before they wake (at 6am) and is rarely home before 8pm so therefore they are usually all bathed, fed, tucked in bed & fast asleep. I also work from home, i left my previous full time job when i had my first son, i had worked my way up the corporate ladder and was on well over triple figure salary, plus travel, company car and highly paid bonuses & other perks. I had full intentions of returning on a part time basis but after the birth is my first son, I soon realised I could no due to the demands and stress of that job. Now I’m a mother of 4, I’ve successfully created my own business from home. I do not have my children in daycare, I care for them, I drop the oldest 2 at school and kinder, I juggle nappies and breast feeding. Due to my husbands salary we are not entitled to any ‘Family Tax Benefits’, however over half of his hard earned salary is taken from us to pay Taxes that allow others to be payed not to work, where is the justice in that? I run my own business from home, with the bulk of my time spent after all the kids are in bed & I’ve finally eaten tea -which usually means from the hours of 9pm to 2-3am. I’m lucky if I get 4hrs sleep a night, but in order for us to pay our mortgage and feed and clothe our 4 kids I have no choice. But having said that, I’d rather do a honest days work, and be proud than to sit at home collecting money from other people who are working their butts off so you can stay at home. Where is the self worth in that. I really can not believe that by the time your child/children are 8 that you can’t work 5 days a week during school hours -and before the comment that a job like that is impossible to find -its not, waitressing, Tupperware, Avon, Safeway, Bunnings, book work etc etc. lazy people will always find an excuse not to work.

Start your own Internet business, sell items from home. There are no excuses.

Posted by littletacker, 26th May 2013

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  • Yep, a little bit that way myself, although not totally because I know some mums really, genuinely, honestly struggling through no fault of their own. Having said that, my great niece had a baby so she didn’t have to go to work. The govt gave her a cheap unit to rent, charities furnished it for her,ms he pays reduced power rates, charities help her with groceries and bills. Still she complains about not having enough money,getting enough help, whilst having a cigarette and a can of Jim Beam! Makes me so angry!


  • Wow, you sound like an amazing person! You could write a blog – or whatever is done these days. I congratulate you on your work ethic and organisational skills. You are right, there is work available if you wish to find it. If you are happy to compromise. I hope that all works out for you.


  • If you really want to work you will usually find something.


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