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    tulip79 is offline There's only one beautiful child in the world and every mother has it.
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    Sonja- had to lol big time at your "hopefully their sick days will be on my days off" haha! I'll out my order in too please

    Thanks guys. I really appreciate your responses with experience on this. We are both career people, but we are also dedicated and hands in parents who thrive on spending our family time together and making it as focused as we can. I am seeing and hearing that there's not many parents in this situation, and I can see why, but there is a group that do do it, and it can be done in an effective way by the sounds. We're also open to changing things where needed as we go, so it's not that we're completely inflexible. I am also keen to keep my career that I've worked hard for, and I do believe I can do both, and so far, am doing both. We run a tight ship on the work days, a really structured situation, which is has to be for it to work for us. The non work days are far less structured, which is working well. I also want my kids to see that part as well, that mum & dad can both retain a career, and that it's a process of negotiation and being flexible where it's needed.

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    @Sonja Sorry to go off topic a bit but can I ask where you found your nanny? I live quite close to you I think. My youngest is doing 2 half days/week in care but the illness is starting to get me down.

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    @tulip79 you can also have a look at what is done overseas - in France (my home country) both parents working full time is the very large majority.

    I think it comes down to leading by example so to speak. It's hard to imagine it can be done when we have so little families doing it around us.
    But for me, because I have seen so many families doing it, I know it can be done

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