Working Moms: Did You Miss Milestones?

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-21-2008
Working Moms: Did You Miss Milestones?
Tue, 01-31-2012 - 11:41am

Do you worry about missing your children’s important milestones because of work? Were there any that you missed?

If so, how did you deal with it?


Community Leader
Registered: 10-22-2001
Thu, 09-13-2012 - 12:30am

I thought this was a really great question.

The things I think I missed out on was sometimes working too many hours, or not having enough time off to spend with them...kwim?

I worked a lot of week-ends, sometimes late-nights or early mornings.

Now I am disabled and my youngest ds he lives with me, but I am also very close with my oldest dd who lives on her own.

My ex-husband was basically an absentee father.

I have been a single Mom for more than twenty years.

I think being a parent Mom or Dad or step-parent is hard whether you are single, married, widowed,  working outside the home or in the home.