Being a first time mum, going back to the workplace has had its challenges. Working as a locum, it requires me to work on late shifts/weekends. Having no family or anyone we can count on in the city, and a husband who works on late shifts and night shifts/weekends, its hard to balance that time to get childcare. With lack of childcare available on weekends, I am forced to turn down jobs.
Childcare is so difficult in terms of out of hours which is required for my job. It has taken me quite a lot of work to finally find something that is within my hours and within childcare hours. How do people cope?
I also feel pressure to be a stay-at-home mum alongside the pressure of a big-shot career! How do you guys feel? I also feel that social media and instagram have these glamorous women with a great career, alongside having time at home with their children! I just dont feel like I can do that.
How do you all manage with the pressures of society and social media? Any tips/advice would be much appreciated!