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Working mum praised as she admits she misses her child on weekdays

Dominic Smithers

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Working mum praised as she admits she misses her child on weekdays

Featured Image Credit: Andriy Popov/Jacob Lund/Alamy

A mum has been praised after she opened up about not being able to spend enough time with her child during the week.

With the amount of stress involved with being a parent, you'd be forgiven for thinking most mums and dads spent every waking moment with their little one. But that's not the case.

Many mothers go back to work once their maternity is over, carrying on with their career while balancing being a parent.

And having the pressure of being the so-called 'perfect mum' while also maintaining a 9-5 job isn't easy.

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One woman says that she struggles with not being able to spend as much time with her child as she would like, and misses them.

Lots of mums commented that they too felt the same. Credit: Andriy Popov/Alamy
Lots of mums commented that they too felt the same. Credit: Andriy Popov/Alamy

In a post to Twitter, the mum asked whether other mums felt the same.

"Does any other working parent feel like they don’t get to spend enough time with their kids on the weekdays?" she wrote.

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"We get off at 5pm, pick up our toddler from daycare, make dinner, eat around 6.30pm, and then our bedtime routine starts at 7pm.

"I HATE IT. I HATE IT. I HATE IT."

The post really struck a chord with other parents out there too who feel as though they're losing valuable time with their kids.

Plenty of mothers commented to offer their support.

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"I feel the exact same," assured one parent. "I get off at 5 and don’t make it home until 5.30-5.45. We eat at 6.30, and the kids are in bed by 7.30. Hurts my mama heart so much."

A mum says she 'hates' not being able to spend enough time with her child. Credit: Twitter
A mum says she 'hates' not being able to spend enough time with her child. Credit: Twitter

Another said: "Yup! It’s the literal worst. We are home by 5, but baby girl goes down at 6.30, so it’s literally cook, eat, bath and bed, and then I get like 20 bonus minutes with my preschooler."

"Yup. I work PT and my two youngest go to daycare on those days," put someone else.

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"I work 8-4.30/5, get them by 4.45/5.15, get home by 5-5.30, eat dinner, bath and bed by 8.

"Our 4 oldest are in school from 8-3 so we see less of them on days I work."

While another added: "Yes! It hurts! My baby girl is only six months old and I only spend time with her for like two hours before she goes to bed."

After receiving such a huge response from other mums going through the same thing, the original poster thanked them, adding: "I am so glad I’m not alone."

Topics: Parenting

Dominic Smithers
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