I am really struggling at the moment trying to find some sort of sensible balance between work and family. I have a very demanding job and work 4 long days a week (full time) and have some really stressful exams to pass in just over 12 months. However, once they are done I should be able to work 2 or 3 days a week and have a lot more quality family time. Nevertheless, it really gets to me that I have to spend so much time away from my gorgeous kids at the moment, especially when they are so young and growing up so quick. I am doing it for the end goal of course, but it’s hard to keep that in mind all the time. I’m sure I’m not alone among working mums in asking is it all really worth it?! Perhaps I should just stay home with the kids, perhaps have another one or two!

Posted by billyjean, 17th April 2013

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  • Oh no =( That sounds like a difficult predicament. Honestly though, I think you need to look at the bigger picture… What will be better for your family? Hope you sort it out for you and your family!!


  • Of course it’s worth it, the end goal will make it all worth it once you achieve it, don’t give up. All you can do is make sure the time you do get with your kids is quality time, focus 100% on them while you’re with them. After you it’s your exams, life becomes easier


  • great to read


  • It’s always such a hard ask to find the perfect balance. We mums usually put more pressure on ourselves than is needed though. Just make sure the time you do have with them is quality time. Do you still get to read to them at night? take them to the playground on the weekend? Fly kites and snuggle up watching movies? Then that’s what they’ll remember!


  • I was thinking could you do the study part time or work part time to lessen the stress and you get that nice family time


  • I would stay home definietly :P

    • Me too prefer to stay at home mum because I don’t want miss great moment to seeing my little boy growth.


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