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Working moms- How much time do u spend at home w ur kid/kids?

I have been a SAHM for the yr and a half since my son has been born but am now trying to get a job tht will be 6pm-2am so i figure IF i get 8 hrs of sleep tht leaves me w 8 hrs to spend w DS is this about average for working moms?


Asked by Logan17000 at 4:50 PM on Jan. 23, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • That is probably more than most working moms get to spend. I know when I was working full time I only got 1 hr in the am and then about 2 in the pm. I got the weekends with him though so I guess it averaged out ok.

    Answer by kmath at 4:54 PM on Jan. 23, 2011

  • When I was working full time I was home 2 full days a week and when I worked I got home at 5. So about 4-5 hours a day when I worked. Now I work 30 hours a week 4 days so I am home all day 3 days and home by 2:30 the days I work so 6 hours with them then.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 4:55 PM on Jan. 23, 2011

  • I see my boys for abotu 45min in the morning. Then I have them from 3:30 (after school) until 8pm (bedtime). My boys are 4 and 6 and need about 10 hours of sleep at night. The bummer part is you still have to clean, cook, etc during that time so its not like you can be hands on during the entire time you are home.

    Answer by BBsMomSuzi at 4:55 PM on Jan. 23, 2011

  • He was an infant and staying up later when I was full time... It would be much less now that his bed time is 7:30

    Answer by But_Mommie at 4:56 PM on Jan. 23, 2011

  • I work 5 days on, 3 days off. So I get to see her every day until I have to leave for work at 2:30pm. She has preschool 2 days a week for 3 hours. So on thsoe days our time is cut short. It's nice tho b/c I have a lot of time off and days to use.

    Answer by genagina at 4:56 PM on Jan. 23, 2011

  • I guess i should add my job will be 7 days a wk

    Comment by Logan17000 (original poster) at 5:13 PM on Jan. 23, 2011

  • I only work ababout 17 hours a week. The rest is with my lo.

    Answer by lstrickland at 8:00 PM on Jan. 23, 2011

  • When I was working, I got home at 5:30 p.m. and my son went to bed around 7:45. That was all I got to see him each day.

    Answer by TitusMom7 at 12:54 AM on Jan. 24, 2011