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In the start of busy season and my 8 month old goes to daycare 3 days a week. I feel worn down already by work & her (a single mom basically). I was looking forward to her going to daycare today because we had off and I could run errands and just have a DAY to myself.. her school was cancelled. Is it bad if I take a sick day on Wednesday just to have a mental break, alone.. I feel guilty because it’s busy season.. but I feel like I am drowning.

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Take the day!!!!!!!!!!!!! You’re not feeling well - take the day. If you don’t make time to take care of yourself physically and mentally, your physical and/or mental will break down - you won’t be able to do your job or take care of your daughter for more than a day. So think of it this way - it’s one PTO compared to how long you’ll be down and out of you don’t take the PTO day….

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Thank you for this!!!! Really appreciate the support! You’re so right

does PWC have a backup care program? my normal daycare was closed but the backup care program was open so I got my free day. I feel you!

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That’s amazing!

It’s never bad to take care of yourself! What do you do on the 2 non daycare days every week? It could give you some relief to go full time.

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My boyfriend watches her but she is way too attached to me so she often sits in room while I’m working.. her daycare didn’t have full time available yet so we are on waitlist 😑

Not bad at all! It’s a win/win for work and parenting, because you’ll be more productive and mentally available the rest of the week if you’re refreshed. It’s hard to be everything to everyone all the time.

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Can you work from a coffee shop or anywhere else on the two days your boyfriend watches her?

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I have family in the area so I work from there. I find it impossible to work from home with kids. Hopefully you can find a safe place to work soon ❤️

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Take a mental health day. Honestly you'll probably be more productive in the remaing days then trying to power through. I've also taken like 2 hours mid day to just watch Netflix and then work at night after kids are in bed. I'm 100% here for this new flexibility.

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