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Shout out to all the mommies/single parents in PA! I recently lost my mother and balancing 60 hr work weeks while home schooling a 9 yr old and making decent “healthy” meals is hella hard. And I only deal with her part-time, I can’t imagine what it’s like with kids on a full-time basis. I don’t see many people address this, but the stress is real when you don’t want to let down your boss and your family at the same time.

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I’m a single dad with a 7yr old daughter. I feel you!

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You are amazing! Great job

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Sorry to hear about your mom... hope you are ok. Thanks for the post, it’s appreciated to have people acknowledge how tough it can be. I’m a single mom who’s been in the Poconos (NYC is home) since March. Ive officially reached a point where my body & mind shut down in exhaustion when my daughter goes to bed. Cooking is a nightmare... we had ‘breakfast’ for dinner tonight and my daughter thinks it’s hilarious to eat eggs & bacon before bed. Little does she know it’s easy & I can’t be bothered. Work is impossible and every time I’m on a phone call is when my daughter asks for whatever she isn’t supposed to have (ie. A popsicle at 10AM). I’m over it - I need a husband (to help) or a vacation somewhere without a viral plague or riots... where is that?! Ugh

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Ugh, I can totally relate on the cooking and random request throughout the day. At the beginning I did a lot uber eats for my sister but now she’s on a strict diet due to high cholesterol, so I now I cook more to control the ingredients and food content. I miss the school system, where she had more structure and guidance on her diet and education.

Find an industry job. A kid deserves to actually know their mother. Your firm sucks if they're making you pull 60 hrs given your situation.

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Yeah, Jan and feb were 30 hr weeks, and it been 60hr weeks for the past month due to some tight deadlines. I’m used to it, the most I’ve ever worked was 90 hrs and that was when we had back-to-back catastrophes going on in the world a few years ago and tax season during my internship years. Also, my 9yr old is my sis, she hangs out with me while my dads at work.

Single parent of two. I see you both, single mom and single dad! Hang in there, everyone. ❤️

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You too hang in there. I’m also proud of the wonderful job you do as a single parent of two. You are amazing!

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Single mom of two here as well. Thank you for posting this. Hang in there! Hoping our employers hear this

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Your job as mom is very much appreciated. You are fantastic! Sending you a big hug. I hope your children spoiled you on Mother’s Day 😀

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Single mom of 2 for 5 years! Still breathing but been hard lately.

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Op you are fantastic. You are doing an amazing job! Your daughter is so lucky to have you as her mom.

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Sounds like the bright side is you only have to “deal with her part-time”

My sister is 9, I help my dad out from 3pm to midnight while he’s at work. Sometime it’s amusing and she’ll pop her head in my virtual zoom meetings, other times it’s hard to get her to focus on school and check her hw while balancing project deadlines. My dad helps out but my sisters schedule is messed up due to our work schedules. It’s fun having her around, but at the same time, can be stressful to help her with math or reading in between meal preps and work commitment. I’m hoping my projects will settle down in a few weeks, but consulting can be unpredictable.

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