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Any WFH parents, also watch their kids during the day? If so, my question is HOW do you make that work? I have a hard time imagining a scenario where I could handle both at the same time...

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Curious! I have tried this a few days here and there when my nanny was off, and it was nearly impossible for me!

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How old are the kids? I could see maybe doing it when they are like 3 -6 months, but after that...no way! Even if they were older, I would feel like I need to still make sure they are entertained and not watching tv all day. I have had a few instances where the baby was sick or school was closed and we could not get backup care. .. those days were the worst!

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Everything D1 said - on snow days when daycare is closed, me and my husband usually take turns watching our 2 year old son as we try and work throughout the day and I usually get 20% done of what I’d get done during a kid free day - I have no idea how ppl do it

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Totally agree with all of you. On snow days/ sick days, my husband and I both juggle the kids and our conference calls, and the kids still end up watching more tv than I would like, and I get less work done than I would like..... one of the folks I talked to has an infant (6 months old), and works in an internal role for a Big 4. The other has 2 kids, aged 3 and 1, and he “works from home” every Friday. I asked about how he manages conference calls, and he told me that his work knows that he has kids Fridays, so they don’t schedule many calls.....he works for the government.

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It doesn’t work unless the kids are much older maybe school age like 7/8+ so they have homework.

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Raising this question, b/c I have run into a couple people recently doing this. WFH myself, I wanted to ask a lot of questions, but realized it would come across as antagonistic, so asking you fine people in FB instead!!

Doesn’t work for me. I tried when my daughter was young even 3 months would work, she was needy. Now there is definite no way it would work. If my nanny needs the day off and my husband can’t help I take the day off

Didnt work out for me. I would put baby in car seat and play YouTube for them so I can attend meetings from another room. Now I have a nanny to take care of baby while I can work peacefully.

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