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For working moms - How many kids?

Yahoo SK26DJB
Feb 25

I have one little kid. It’s a lot of work already, but feeling pressured to have another.

Would it be too miserably tough to be a working mom of 2 OR it’d be ok?

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  • Microsoft / Eng😈 Mornin⭐
    From the kids perspective, it helps if they have a sibling, they will spend time among themselves and you will have more time, when they are, say 4+ yrs.
    Also with a sibling bond and understanding they can count on each other when you are no longer living.
    Feb 250
  • Uber / Eng
    meowimacat

    UberEng

    BIO
    Im a cat! 🐈 Meowww... Fancy feast is my favorite kind of kibbles 🐱
    meowimacatmore
    Don't have another kid just cause of pressure, do what you want
    Feb 250
  • United Wholesale Mortgage zpyM13
    After 3, it doesn’t matter. Just have 10 more and start a village
    Feb 250
  • Cisco / QACyberDemon
    I don't have time for my parents. my kids, should I have any, won't have any time for me. so it all feels like wasted effort.
    Feb 252
    • Yahoo SK26DJB
      OP
      a part of me strongly agree with your point
      Feb 25
    • Ecolab
      Outofbox

      Ecolab

      BIO
      Strategic thinker.
      Outofboxmore
      That’s bag logic
      Mar 7
  • Tektronix / Sales
    BlueBerd

    TektronixSales

    PRE
    Oracle
    BlueBerdmore
    I am a working mother of 2. I am a planner so that helps. I think more than 2 kids a parent usually ends up staying home because of child care costs. A big part of it is how supportive and flexible your manager is.
    Feb 250
  • Vistaprint / Eng
    MBCGA

    VistaprintEng

    PRE
    Cimpress
    MBCGAmore
    Going from one to two kids initially was a little harder when the youngest was still an infant, but once she got old enough to play with the other kid things became way easier than with one child. A lot of other parents that have two and three children have said the same thing to me. They play together and the older one teaches the younger one all sorts of things that we had to teach her.

    For us the only thing we found harder long term is the amount of money it costs to enroll two children in daycare, and even that will end for us in a few years, meanwhile we've both been able to keep advancing our careers and getting pay increases the entire time. I'm sure once they get old enough to start extracurricular activities that might be a little tougher too, but who knows, by then maybe we'll have enough to retire.
    Feb 250
  • Amazon OEYo61
    If you have two it’s twice the work. But if you have three it’s only a little bit more effort.
    Feb 250
  • Pinterest Tiredt
    I guess it depends on the age gap too
    Feb 270
  • Oracle / IT
    l00tb0x

    OracleIT

    PRE
    Ericsson, National Instruments
    l00tb0xmore
    Don't have a kid _you_ don't want.
    Feb 250

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