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|I think you're seeking a magic solution that does not exist. You basically have to be willing to live with one or more of the following four realities:
1) child care (mother's helper?),
2) trade sleep for work time,
3) plunk child in front of tv, or
4) accept that the re-launch of your career will go very slowly for the next 9-10 months.
Really got a kick out of that "outsourcing the games you don't like" article!
Well, since it's a short term issue (until pre-K next fall), I guess I'll have to grit my teeth and bear it. Nothing is worth sacrificing family, not even a career I adore.
But do any of you have any non-screen activities you have your kids do while you work?
You know, I fully support you in finding your balance whatever that is. But since you're in the working parent forum I do kind of feel like it's necessary to correct you on "sacrificing family."
If you feel that way for YOUR family, that's great. In MY family having my son attend Montessori while we both stay in careers we love and enjoy is actually the reverse of sacrificing family. We found a place that supports our gentle discipline, harmony with the earth, and attachment goals, and our son has learned that there are other people in the world who will care for him and even love him, who are invested in his success, and we've all gotten the gift of the community that forms around that daycare/school. Not really a "sacrifice."
Candace, Married to dh , Mom to ds (8) , Gavin (9/30/10 - 12/19/10) and cautiously expecting our 4-29-12
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