+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 23
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    8,794
    Thanks
    3,395
    Thanked
    3,081
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts

    Default Working mums and school closures

    What do working mums with school age kids do when schools are shut? Obviously I mean younger school age kids, or those with a disability who cannot be left home alone.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    1,089
    Thanks
    137
    Thanked
    430
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    When I was a kid my Mum used to send us to a friends house (most of my friends had SAHM's, whereas Mum worked full-time)

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    8,794
    Thanks
    3,395
    Thanked
    3,081
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Bit different these days isn't it.

  4. #4
    threechooks's Avatar
    threechooks is offline If my spelling annoys you that's your problem.... I have better things to do than proofread !
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    1,654
    Thanks
    402
    Thanked
    420
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    I dont have kids at school yet, but when I do it will be 'sickies' for me.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    19,776
    Thanks
    5,212
    Thanked
    7,064
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 posts
    Oshc.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    104
    Thanks
    82
    Thanked
    24
    Reviews
    0
    No school age kids yet here either but I'll be taking rec or personal leave when the time comes I guess. Personally for us I'm worried about school hols. I'll get 4 weeks off a year but I hate the thought of her being in vacation care for the rest. Don't get me wrong, she's in full time kindy now at 2, I think care is wonderful, but my school holidays were always so special with my mum or my nan, I hate thinking she will miss out on that

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    5,005
    Thanks
    1,052
    Thanked
    3,524
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Not sure what I'll do! Maybe some sort of au pair/mothers help.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    8,794
    Thanks
    3,395
    Thanked
    3,081
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Benji View Post
    Oshc.
    The roads are closed, it's inaccessable. Lots of mums (yes, mums, of course it is the mums!) have to call in sick today.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    19,776
    Thanks
    5,212
    Thanked
    7,064
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by share a book View Post
    The roads are closed, it's inaccessable. Lots of mums (yes, mums, of course it is the mums!) have to call in sick today.
    Ohhhhhh, I didn't realise the entire centre was closed I really don't know what I'd do, I'd have to either leave him with another mum friend and babysit for friend later as repayment or take carers leave/swap an RDO.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    22,172
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked
    1,896
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 postsDiamond Star - 20,000 posts
    For me i either cant work unless i can work between vacation care hours until i get my license to then become more flexible. Even doing morning shift will be hard unless i become really good friends with the mum down the road and drop coop off there at 6am each morning as before school care doesnt open til 6:30am when i would need to start working.

    Sent from my GT-I9000T using BubHub


 

Similar Threads

  1. Spin off* high school kids working
    By LoveLivesHere in forum General Chat
    Replies: 80
    Last Post: 12-08-2012, 18:32

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
FEATURED SUPPORTER
Prams and StrollersLooking to buy a pram or stroller? :: Viewer reviews of prams :: Pram Buyers ...
FORUMS - chatting now ...
I am... #20General Chat
HiIntroductions
Return to work after parental leaveWorking Hubbers - Employed
Optimistic October TTCConception & Fertility General Chat
Spectacular September TTCConception & Fertility General Chat
REVIEWS
"Made bed time less anxious"
by Meld85
My Little Heart Whisbear - the Humming Bear reviews ›
"Wonderful natural Aussie made product!"
by Mrstwr
Baby U Goat Milk Moisturiser reviews ›
"Replaced good quality with cheap tight nappies"
by Kris
Coles Comfy Bots Nappies reviews ›