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Working mom

Anonymous

I work from home full time. My husband’s work schedule allows him to have our kids home about 3 days a week. My husband always needs my help “for just a minute”, 30 minutes later I am trying to focus back on my work. Add in crap internet service and my work is constantly interrupted!! This is taking a toll on my quality of work. Does anyone else feel like their work quality suffers because of their homelife? I have no office mom friends. My friends either don’t have kids or are sahms so I feel like I have no one to talk to about this issue... it also seems kind of taboo to admit your work is affected by your kids. Although I am sure many working dads have home-life overflow in to work like.

  • JJ
    Oct 01

    My work is definitely affected by my kids and I don’t even work from home. Sometimes I get so preoccupied thinking about them of stressing about family stuff that I can be practically useless at work, and it’s hard sometimes for it not to, but I do try. In my job I’m on call 24/7, but my rule is once I’m out of the building or done for the day, I’m DONE unless there is some catastrophic emergency. Set limits like that with your hubby. Tell him between the hours of A-B that he needs to figure shit out himself and then he can have your help any other time. You don’t drive to his work and hand him the baby so you can shower in peace do you?

  • Anonymous
    Oct 01

    Thank you for your honesty!! 😆 Sounds like I am not the only one with mom ADD. To prove my point I missed work today because of sick kids. Someday I will be a model employee!!