is a serious challenge for most everyone. After reading so, so many posts here about the tough issues mothers deal with, my heart goes out to the moma's challenges I read about . I really, reallllly don't understand how seemingly there are so many single moms and/or even married moms who do shift work in Nursing.
Aside from the issue of getting enough rest during the day -- does everyone have grandparents nearby or etc -- HOW do you find trusted care for your children while you work afternoon or mid shifts??? Obviously those who are married or have significant others who work an opposite shift - not a rosy scenario for the relationship lol, but at least they can swap caring for their children.
I know in larger metro areas there are companies that provide overnight daycare and even some daycare homes do it. However, I have never seen it advertised in my city or any surrounding towns either. I guess there must be word-of-mouth referrals here and there. But to have to depend on that boggles my mind especially if you have more than one child and in light of the strict call off guidelines full time positions at LTC's and/or hospitals have in place.
I live in a town of 80-thousand-ish; can't imagine how people here deal with it. It would be the bane of my existence to continually worry about where/who/when for childcare AND try to manage NS, let alone shiftwork later.
Hmm...maybe that is how I could work part-time through NS. *Lightbulb moment, and hugs to Nurse moms.