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post #21 of 23

Personally, I could NEVER do it because I need to have a "normal" schedule. My good friend, however, is an RN who works 3 12's on the night shift. And she stays home with the kids on her days off unless she really needs some solid sleep, then her husband will drop them at daycare a day or two a week. But she is able to go back and forth with her schedule and it works great for her. I agree with the other posters, though, who are reminding you not to forget that YOU need to sleep during the day, too!

post #22 of 23

I think you've got a ton of good advice from smart mamas who've BTDT

 

Maybe the real questions is if you can shorten that commute, get some flextime, or just feel better about your current daycare schedule.

post #23 of 23

I'm a single mom, and an RN. I work a mix of days/nights (12 hour shifts) and sometimes I think it would be easier to work Mon-Fri (9-5) or (8-4) because the days when I'm working - I don't see my kids, and my days off feel like they're spent recovering from the flip flopping of shift work. And I absolutely work every other weekend - sometimes more if I have to pick up additional shifts.

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