View Poll Results: Do you work outside the home?

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    16 59.26%
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    2 7.41%
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    See things may/ will change !!!

    My Dad was a boarder in his day and I remember when it came time for us to go to secondary school (age 12 as not sure if it's the same name in UK / junior high in US) he was not on for boarding, although up to us ... we decided against it !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jo
    I was going to send my child to a boarding school as soon as I could.............Wasn't quite expecting the maternal pull to be so strong. Oh how things changed!!!
    Give it another 2 years with a boy and the boarding school will sound soooooooo appealing!!!!!

    my son is 6 and i seem to most days

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    Until very recently I managed a mortgage group (25 employees)and quite frankly, after the past 5 years of interest rate insanity, I was burned out. In addition to that position, I also have been doing the interior design work for my husband's custom home business for many years. (Sleep wasn't even an option!) Fortunately, our construction contracts have picked up in the past several months and I can now work with John full time. I'm LOVING it! John and I have such separate roles that we can maintain some autonomy and not get on each others nerves. My girls get to go most places with me when I'm out doing selections or we all three sit in my office chair while I'm working at my desk in our home office. I feel like I'm on a constant vacation now. After years and years of 10-12+ hour days along with all the management/staffing headaches I am FREE AT LAST! and oh, so lucky!

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    I'm a full-time primary teacher and my school is only 5 minutes from home but I am still away from home about 8 hours. However the girls have the run of the family room, kitchen laundary area and my son also works only 5 minutes from home so he is at home for his lunch for nearly an hour in the middle of the day so this breaks the day up for them. Plus they have each other for company. I think this is why they started sleeping with us because we felt a bit guilty that they had been on their own all day . When we are home they are always with us with Lottie often on my lap when I am on the computer
    Julie and the girls

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry's mom
    imy 2 have a better life than some dogs who are ignored by their "at home" owners!!!
    I chose to stay at home to raise my children, and take offense to your
    comments that some dogs are ignored by their at home owners.

    This does not apply to us all you know .

    I have 3 boys, and would never send them to boarding school.
    Yes it is not easy raising children but I would never dream of sending
    them away.
    Mom to Daniel, Derrick, David
    Dudley 3 Years Old
    Darby 1 Year Old

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    which is why i said....my 2 have a better life than some dogs who are ignored by their "at home" owners
    noting the word IGNORED,
    i didn't mean it that all dogs are ignored by their at home owners, but some are. i don't think working should stop you owning a dog aslong as you have things set in place for them to ensure their happiness.
    there is a lovely GSD who roams the streets all day and night, his owners don't work!

    my son has ADHD, and some days i would do anything for just 5 mins peace, he's on the go from 6am until sometimes 11pm!!!!

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    No not all dogs are "IGNORED" by stay at home moms.
    Believe me Dudley gets plenty of attention, and I do agree with you
    that working outside the home should not stop you from owning a dog.

    I know people who who will not allow dogs inside the home.
    They can be such a comfort to us all, sorry to hear about your son.
    Here in Canada they would offer a single mom such as yourself help.

    Do they not have such a program as Big Brothers, this is men that
    are screened carefully and will come and spend the day with your
    little guy take him to the zoo, park anywhere to help burn up some of
    his energy to give you time alone.

    This program is usually for Single Moms, I know a little boy that has
    the same and he never stops. Sorry I am sure it must be difficult for you,
    I could send my 3 over for a few weeks in the summer and they could entertain him for you and give you a break.
    Mom to Daniel, Derrick, David
    Dudley 3 Years Old
    Darby 1 Year Old

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    i was a stay at home mom until mark started school full time, but as i'm a single mum i have to work to provide for them. there dad won't pay anything towards their upkeep!!!!

    i would love to be able to stay at home full time but financially i need to work (which i do 40 hours a week)

    No we don't have any support for him, "big Brothers" would be fab, so he got to do typical boy things like fishing and football. especially as they don't see their father

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry's mom
    i was a stay at home mom until mark started school full time, but as i'm a single mum i have to work to provide for them. there dad won't pay anything towards their upkeep!!!!

    i would love to be able to stay at home full time but financially i need to work (which i do 40 hours a week)

    No we don't have any support for him, "big Brothers" would be fab, so he got to do typical boy things like fishing and football. especially as they don't see their father

    Guess things are different over there, the Government here would go
    after his Dad for support for you. So soooooory, must be draining.

    Yes the Big Brothers Association are just volunteers who give so much
    time a week for children with Single Parents either way.

    Yes he would get to do anything he wanted to do, if he wanted to go fishing thats where they would take him.
    Harry and your new foster hopefully help to distract Mark and give you
    that extra lovin that Cavs give so well.

    I used to volunteer when I was younger to something similar but it
    was for little girls.
    Now not much time, life is so hectic.

    Shame on his Dad, that really really makes me angry.

    Try and have yourself a good wkd, and glad I spoke to you.
    Sometimes we don't realize how hard it is for others until you get talking
    to them.
    So sorry once again that nothing like that exist for you, it would be lovely
    for you to have some down time.

    I have one child who has a Learning Disability, one of his previous teachers bonded with him so well even to this day she still comes
    and takes him out.

    She is now retired and a lovely lovely person.
    Mom to Daniel, Derrick, David
    Dudley 3 Years Old
    Darby 1 Year Old

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    I work full-time in my home office and Chester is my constant companion! I'm the web designer/developer for a games publisher located an hour away from my home. With a cable modem and instant messenger it's like being in the office anyway since I can chat with my boss all day long.
    "My little dog: A heartbeat at my feet."
    ~Edith Wharton

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