Working Mom Woes

working momI would have to say one of the toughest issues for me being a mom who is single, who works full time and goes to school full time is when one of my girls gets sick.

I just started school but, I have missed more work than I should have when it comes to taking care of one of my sick babies. Most years I end the year without a day of vacation or sick time left. In fact, last year I was supposed to have a week off in December but by the time I got to the end of the year I had no time left to take it! Needless to say my sick time is reserved for whenever # 1, # 2, or # 3 are sick. Most of the time I do take time to be with them but that’s not always a possibility. Believe me…it breaks my heart when they are feeling so terrible and since I have missed so much time I have to leave them in someone else’s care.

Any mommy knows that only we can take care of our kids the best! 😉

This past week # 3 got so sick I ended up in the ER. If you have been a parent long enough, especially with more than one kid, you most likely have been to the ER more than once. With # 1 if she coughed wrong we were at the doctors!

The problem this week was that it was my first week of school. It was all of our first week adjusting to mommy’s new schedule. Early mornings, a far stricter routine than times past and on top of it my baby was really ill.

Nothing like having to start your first day at school running on 3 hours of sleep and having to leave your 3 year old in someone else’s care. My heart ached the whole time I was away from her.

But…This is the life of a working momma.

It tears you apart like nothing can.

My saving grace is enjoying the time I do get to spend with my girls. I’m also grateful that I have some amazing people in my life that can take time away from their busy schedules to help me take care of my little precious loves. At least I have people who I can count on to help me achieve my goals and to work so I can provide for my family.

So at night when I get to be home and put them to bed, I hug them tight and give them all the love I can muster.

They are the reason I do what I gotta do! 🙂

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  1. I had the same problem this year. Between the Hurricane days and sick days I have 0 Paid Time Off left. its to the point now that I cannot miss any more time or I won’t have the PTO for my week off at the beginning of January with the girls out of school.

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