Mary talks to Ron about the challenges and struggles of life as a single mother of a special needs child. Her labours to find suitable daycare, travelling to and from specialist appointments, finding time for the basics like groceries, and extensive efforts to work with her employer to understand her unique circumstance.

2 comments on T21 Mom – Episode 6 : Work Life Balance

  1. Janie Bath says:

    Hi Mary, listening to you today was hard. I relate to you and your life in many ways with the challenges we face. Most days I feel like a shell of the person I used to be. I am always exhausted, my memory fails me and I am getting a mild form of anxiety having to attend so many therapy and doctor’s appointments and dread the thought of having to go again because they can be overwhelming when peppered with questions or information. I’m experiencing similar child care issues and cannot find care for September Kindergarten. Some days I wish I could burst into tears for some relief, but they just don’t come. We drudge on hoping our luck will change and that things will align the way we need them to. Thanks for sharing today. It is really nice to listen to you on my long drive home.

    1. Mary says:

      Hi Janie,
      I know how tough it has been for you and the childcare issue. It was one of my biggest stressors when I went back to work.. And I totally understand the whole anxiety thing. I feel like my life is just one constant appointment and there is no end in sight :(. Thank you for sharing. Xoxo

      Mary

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