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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #14)

Wed May 15, 2019, 05:27 PM

19. My wife worked and I stayed home, or I worked when she was at home.

We never had daycare and my wife's work was generally family friendly, enough so that I could drop by most of the time so she could breastfeed a hungry baby.

It ought to be like that for everyone.

I won't claim it was easy, especially when I was working nights and weekends, it was an exercise in sleep deprivation, but parenthood always is, unless you are so wealthy you can farm the job out to nannies and boarding schools. We were frequently struggling to pay overdue $40 utility bills when our children were young.

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