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When the kids are ill…

This week has been LONG!! Sick baby= very tired mumma! Which leads me to think.. What happens when I return to work and the kids are sick? I’ve been through it before but it doesn’t make it any easier. It’s the same old problem, wanting to be in two places at once. Of course our children come first but we still always feel guilty about not being at work, particularly if we only work part time. Taking a day or two off potentially means our whole working week. We just have to hope that management wherever we are working are accepting of the ‘working mum’ and understand that our children come first. We working working mums have lots of skills to contribute to the workplace and we want to do our best. Hmmm need to listen to my own advice right?! Be there for my children when they need me.. Work hard when I’m there.. Sounds obvious!! So why the guilt?!

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As a mum to three young boys, life gets busy.. hectic even! As I draw nearer to returning back to the workforce again, I'm on the search for the solution.. How to do it all? The perfect answer to juggling working and kids, the time management, the stress, but at the same time loosing the guilt... This page is all about trying to Do It All!... and what to do when you can't!

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  1. I have to say I am quite fortunate in this regard being self employed – it is one of the bonuses. I know that I feel a lot of guilt and worry because I’m imagining what people are saying and thinking. If I manage to get the courage to bring up the topic which the person instead of imagining it (ie. management) more often than not I’ve either got it all wrong, of they can now understand where I’m coming from which makes things easier in the future. I know it’s not always the case, but I would hope I could bring things up so people understand. After all, it’s not like we’re the first people in the world with sick kids!

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