MichelleZB- exactly! I used to work in childcare- for the better part of 10 years- maybe that's why I have a hard time transitioning to doing essentially the same sort of work but not getting paid/recognition/help/a break as I would working with kids! I am offsetting our costs of living by staying home- so that instead of paying for all day childcare for a toddler and 3 kid's worth of school plus, I stay home and manage everything, We may be saving money, who knows!
Nightwish- I did recently realize the need to be direct. It's been helpful. I never considered myself a "nag", to a fault, so I'm trying to tell myself being direct is healthy and normal, not overbearing lol.