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I think the concept of being a working mom are all lies. I feel like I've been lied to about being able to do it all - wife, mom, professional f/t. Something important has to be comprised. It's just doesn't all get done.”

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  • Definately have to delegate some things. I only work part time so most of the time I am able to manage everything, but if I worked a forty hour week I would have a house cleaner and help with meals. I think until you are in the thick of it you don't realize how all ecompassing having kids is and how hard it is to maintain a career. Especially since having my second there are many times I really wanted to just stay home so I could focus on "just being a mom:" That is a full time job in itself! Now, I can say for the most part I am happy I stayed in my career field, although I say that probably because I am able to work three days a week so I have been able to have a little of both worlds. I think the sooner we accept we really can't do everything and need help that the happier working moms will be.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by ne on 4th February 2012

  • This is why my house is a disaster. I have happy kids with full bellies and I'm happy because I have a career I love. Something gave - the housework. :-)

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by bookworm on 30th January 2012

  • I agree! Women that are stay-at-home moms always say that their "work is never done". Add to that full-time employment. If a stay-at-home mom is worthy of the job title "homemaker", than women who both work AND take care of their home deserve the title of "super homemaker".

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by lavoiewife&mom on 24th January 2012

  • Agreed! You cannot do it all. You need support....whether it's from your spouse, friends, family, or people you hire (cleaning, cooking, nanny, dog walker, etc.).

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Kiley on 17th January 2012

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