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Motherhood is equivalent to working 2.5 jobs

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That's the equivalent of two-and-a-half full-time jobs. ☕☕☕
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Hmmm! It is exhausting, but I believe there’s no comparison between parenting and a job or number of hours of a work week or whatever. Parenting seems endless because it’s life. It’s not a 9-5 and cannot be approximated to 2.5 or any number of full time jobs. It’s one...it’s being a child’s mommy OR daddy. Yes, in 2018 (and years before), there are dad’s that do what used to be believed as “mom’s tasks.”
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Are you sure?? I've been told quite a few times I don't work.
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Let’s add on a stressful full time job to that.
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My husband just realized, yesterday, I've been sick and his in charge of mostly, just part of the care of our son... He told me"I want to go back to the job"
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We are working 3.5 jobs
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No wonder I’m always so tired lol. So does that mean if I have two kids it’s the equivalent to 5 jobs 😂
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Yep, parenting is a lot of work. This is not a surprise to anyone who has done it.
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Shame it doesn’t pay the same... Haha!
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The best parenting talk I've heard about parenting and the vital importance of having kids to do chores!
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My sis has 4 kids and work 0.6 so she's sitting on the equivalent of 10.6 jobs and still broke AF. Hahaha
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I work and my baby comes with me! It’s definitely hard! When he turns one he will start day care just like his older brother did. Then I feel the guilt
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So if I work two jobs to support us, does that mean I really work 4.5?
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I would much rather a 2.5 job as a mum than work a single split shift doing hospitality any day, woop for being a mum
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