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Name: egj
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Working mothers raise their children and they are the most important person in their lives. Don't let anybody tell you any different. My first child has made it to Kindergarten after spending all but her first three months in daycare. She has done great and she is part of a great family and she knows it.
Working moms need to believe this first sentence and live it!!!
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Name: EAD06 | Date: Dec 6th, 2005 3:35 AM
egj,

I totally agree. I just have a problem with the fact that I work long hours and I'm afraid I won't be able to raise her the way she needs to be raised and the way I want to raise her. I work 12 hours a day 4 days a week Noon til Midnight. Do you have a normal work day? 

Name: egj | Date: Dec 16th, 2005 5:34 PM
Yes - I work 5 days a week and usually get home in time to fix dinner so we can have a family meal together. We all do what we need to do and your schedule is fine. Just give her lots of mommy time when you're at home. 

Name: Heather | Date: Dec 22nd, 2005 6:23 AM
I had the same problem with my daughters. I worked 5 days (sometimes 6) a week, I was away for 13 hours each day. I was told by a very wise friend- its not the quantity of time you spend with them it the quality of the time spent together that matters. You children will always know how much you love and care for them, no matter how much or little time you have to spend with them. What worked for me is every night after I got home and dealt with the daily tasks, I would spend one on one time with each one ( weather it reading a story, watching tv, playing dolls, colouring or even just giving them a bubble bath and chatting about how there day was) I also tried to tuck them into bed each night. Hope this helps, there are lots of mommies out there that face the same issues as we do 

Name: lauren | Date: Mar 1st, 2006 10:16 PM
Hey, I was reading your motto, and wondered if you or anyone who sees this could answer my survey regarding the double shift of the working women.
Thanks,
Lauren
Questionnaire

1. Are you married?


2. How many kids do you have?


3. How old are your children?


4. What type of profession do you work in?


5. Please indicate any of the following that apply:

❏ Works part-time (less than 40 hrs a week)
❏ Works full-time (more than 40 hrs a week)
❏ Works part-time and the night shift at home
❏ Works full-time and the night shift at home

6. How many hours in total do you work a week?


7. Does your husband work? If so please indicate the number of hours per week

❏ Yes
❏ No
Number of hours

8. Please indicate the following household tasks that you are responsible for:

Household chores: Always Sometimes Rarely
Paying Bills: Always Sometimes Rarely
Cooking & Preparing Meals: Always Sometimes Rarely
Grocery Shopping: Always Sometimes Rarely







9. Please indicate the following child care responsibilities that you are responsible for:

Homework Help: Always Sometimes Rarely
Put the kids to bed: Always Sometimes Rarely
Drive kids to school & any activities: Always Sometimes Rarely
Take kids to any appointments (ie: docter, dentist) Always Sometimes Rarely

10. What time and energy saver strategies do you use? Please indicate all that apply

❏ Eating Out/Take-out
❏ Cleaning Lady
❏ Nanny/ Motherís helper
❏ Other

11. How much leisure time do you have?
In a day?
In a week?

12. What do you do with your leisure time?


13. Are you always on the go? Do you feel there is not enough time in a day to get everything done?

❏ Yes

; No
❏ Sometimes

14.
Do you ever feel guilty letting others help out?



15. Who gets sick more often, you or your husband?



16. How would you rate your energy level on a regular day?

1 2 3 4






17. Do you ever experience any health issues?

❏ yes
❏ no

If yes, please check all that apply

❏ headache

❏ fatigue
❏ bac
k
aches/pains
❏ common-cold
❏ high stress levels
❏ feelings of anxiety and/or depression

18. When a child is sick, who stays home to take care of him/or her?



19. Who makes the higher income?


20. What kind of cars do each of you drive? 

Name: vicky | Date: Mar 1st, 2006 10:52 PM
Work outside the home the child misses out and so do you on all those special milestone moments. They are lost and not in our hearts. It's a reality we must admit in order to deal honestly.
We are important to them but 10 hrs or more daily in daycare is not the same for those who share with their kids at home daily. Fact of life! 

Name: Lorrie | Date: Aug 28th, 2007 8:40 PM
I agree that's why i work from home, it's great spending time witht he family and getting paid for my work too. have a look at my web site www.freedom4u.me.uk 


Name: Allie | Date: Sep 7th, 2007 10:35 PM
I take my little one to work with me I am blessed because not all can do that. If I could not I would still have to work. 

Name: jennifer | Date: Sep 15th, 2007 4:09 PM
Im really trying, i work 40-50 hours a week!!! Its hard to see when my son seems to connect more with his grandma and dad then me. He is only 2 months old but I can tell, whenever i drop him off at grandma's, he will cry until i put him in her arms but after that not a peep unless he's talking to her. I would much rather not work but thats not an option 

Name: CL | Date: Oct 12th, 2007 9:32 PM
it would be good to stay at home and spend time with kids from sun rise to sun set. Some time we don't have that choice, so my best bet is spending quality time with my kids after work. it is tough to balance both, but it seems to work for me. By the way, i have three young kids and work full time. 

Name: MR | Date: Oct 25th, 2007 4:37 PM
I dont think there are very many mothers out there who would chose to work over being home with their children. Unfortunately many of us cannot do that without putting our families in a poor way financially. Would it be better for my child not to have a roof over his head? Or no food to eat? I have a four month old and I recently went back to work. I cry everyday. But luckily for me I work wed- Sun I am gone from about 7am to 5pm. So I am home for my 2 days off and every night. It is great to be able to do dinner, bathtime, playtime and bedtime. 

Name: GabbyMom | Date: Nov 30th, 2007 3:25 AM
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Name: Paula | Date: Dec 29th, 2008 7:39 AM
Could someone who knows anything about getting a real work from home job???!!!! Please email me if you do I would be soooo [email protected] thanks 

Name: sarah riddell | Date: Jan 7th, 2009 11:44 PM
i need a working mom to reply 

Name: Donna | Date: Mar 2nd, 2010 2:51 PM
Questionnaire

1. Are you married?
yes

2. How many kids do you have?
5

3. How old are your children?
17 16 10 9 5

4. What type of profession do you work in?
customer service rep for a industrial plant

5. Please indicate any of the following that apply:

❏ Works part-time (less than 40 hrs a week)
x❏ Works full-time (more than 40 hrs a week)
❏ Works part-time and the night shift at home
❏ Works full-time and the night shift at home

6. How many hours in total do you work a week?
45-50

7. Does your husband work? If so please indicate the number of hours per week

x❏ Yes
❏ No
Number of hours
60-70 and he is out of state only home one week out of the month

8. Please indicate the following household tasks that you are responsible for:

Household chores: xAlways Sometimes Rarely
Paying Bills: xAlways Sometimes Rarely
Cooking & Preparing Meals: Always xSometimes Rarely
Grocery Shopping: xAlways Sometimes Rarely







9. Please indicate the following child care responsibilities that you are responsible for:

Homework Help: xAlways Sometimes Rarely
Put the kids to bed: xAlways Sometimes Rarely
Drive kids to school & any activities: xAlways Sometimes Rarely
Take kids to any appointments (ie: docter, dentist) xAlways Sometimes Rarely

10. What time and energy saver strategies do you use? Please indicate all that apply

x❏ Eating Out/Take-out
x❏ Cleaning Lady
❏ Nanny/ Motherís helper
❏ Other

11. How much leisure time do you have?
In a day? none
In a week? none
unless you count the time i sit to watch them practice or play sport games which i do really enjoy
12. What do you do with your leisure time?
watch my kids ball games.. i love it

13. Are you always on the go? Do you feel there is not enough time in a day to get everything done?

x❏ Yes

; No
❏ Sometimes

14.
Do you ever feel guilty letting others help out?

sometimes

15. Who gets sick more often, you or your husband?

me..about twice a year

16. How would you rate your energy level on a regular day?

1 x2 3 4






17. Do you ever experience any health issues?

x❏ yes
❏ no

If yes, please check all that apply

❏ headache

❏ fatigue
❏ bac
k
aches/pains
❏ common-cold
x❏ high stress levels
x❏ feelings of anxiety and/or depression

18. When a child is sick, who stays home to take care of him/or her?

i do unless my mother or mother in law offer but the kids usually beg me to stay so i do

19. Who makes the higher income?
my husband

20. What kind of cars do each of you drive? my husband drives a truck and my son drives a truck and i drive a durango 

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