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- Aug 27, '12 by Dragonnurse1I worked 11P to 7A 80 hours in 2 weeks (off days varied) and for me it was perfect. I would get home in time to get the 4 kids off to school and be there when they got home. Dinner and homework and to bed then I was off to work. If I had to run late in the morning my husband would go home and get the kids to school (he worked 6A to 4P on the PD). On weekends when I worked I would fix a good breakfast for the kids and make sure they had things to do then I would sleep but as the kids got older they learned how to tell when I was in "twilight" sleep and boy did they take advantage of it. Twilight sleep - that point when you are not quite asleep but you do not remember someone talking to you - this is the time they would come in and ask for permission to go do something that I might normally say no to but I would say yes. They slipped in a couple of movies, permission to go with a friend to the lake things like that. But that was only every other weekend. During the summers I would occasionally go in at 7P but that was overtime and I could pick and choose when I would do that.
On my days off I just stayed up until normal bedtime (11ish) and got up with the kids. But I must note that I was always a night person. Working during the day had always been hard for me so nights was the natural choice.
- Aug 27, '12 by Nurse ABCSchool nursing works the best for moms I think. Unfortunately, it doesn't pay as well and can be hard to get a job in. As others have said, dr offices, clinics, ect have better hours. I like working 12's because I'd rather have a couple long days and be done with more days off than several 8 hr days with only two days off a week. No matter what you pick it's doable with a little juggling as needed.
- Aug 28, '12 by biblepoetI have children and I work three 12's used to work 3 nights in a ROW. WOrks well until I tore my minescus. I slept the first day and still had3 more.Last edit by biblepoet on Aug 28, '12 : Reason: forgot a word