Sadly I couldn't attend as I have to work.
I am finding it increasingly difficult to juggle all the different needs of everyone in our family now that I am back at work. It's not the work itself - that part is OK - it's that I don't have time to do all the other things I need to do now that I am back at work. Ashlea still has multiple appointments. Emma's needs have gone through the roof (not least of which is keeping me up until midnight every night as she can't wind down to go to sleep and then backing up with a mega meltdown at school drop off). Murray is sliding into depression as he realises what he can no longer do. No wonder poor Audrey wants to escape to next door all the time.
I really don't know what to do. I would like to not have to work full stop (wouldn't we all). I feel like there is only so much I can do and I am pretty much approaching breaking point at the moment. My sanity is what ends up being on the line!
If money were no object I would just leave work to look after my family, but money is a significant reason to keep working (although I've just done the Centrelink calculator and apparently we are only $20 worse off if I work 1 day a week compared to 3 days...what's with that???).