How do you handle working full time and making sure your kids are happy?

It’s such a struggle to keep a healthy work/life balance. It’s made even harder when you have kids! The constant regret that you aren’t spending enough time with your children or you miss an important event at school or they can’t attend a birthday party because you are working.

Both my husband and I work full time, he works 6am to 3pm and I work 1pm to 10pm. I do the morning duties, getting the kids up, fed and ready for school then he collects them from school, goes to after school activities, dinner, bed etc. I constantly wish that I could be home at night to help and be there to read the kids a story and kiss them goodnight. And it’s HARD! I constantly am reminding myself how lucky our children are, they very rarely have to be looked after by someone other then their parents, because we both work we are able to afford for them to go to a nice school and they are always fed and have a roof over their heads!

I know I’m not the only one that feels this way, but it sure feels like it! Anyone else that’s feeling like this at the moment – I feel ya! Being a mum is tough, but you’re doing a great job! Sometimes things like this will get you down, but keep your head high and remember why you’re doing what you’re doing!


Posted by foreverfour_lc, 15th May 2019


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