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A Mother of 2 Wrote a Sincere Letter to Her Husband, and Thousands of Women Supported Her

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I did it all, work, house, cooking, parenting.
Then retired after my parents left me an inheritance. Today I heard " at least you don't have to work"
as I DO IT ALL minus the 40 hour per week. I wish I could have been there for my kids and gladly do just the housework and parenting back then.
They know, trust me. They choose to ignore. I did a paper on the subject in 1977 nursing school. I am still hearing the same complaints by women 40 years later. Talk about not being heard!
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I was single mum worked parents helped me out .Like this mum and most mums done washing cleaning cooking parenting homework everything and worked . My son was in hospital 3 days a week sometimes in for weeks I stayed with him got up a 6am dealt with dressings etc when home ready for work at 8am done this till son was 16 stopped staying at hospital left about 9pm went home then work 8amand looked after adults in the community I never got a break from looking after folk/kids back to hospital 3pm same procedure there till 9pm. As son got older i started working 80hr week pay morgage and things that go with it.Same as As you Chris I have stopped working ill health now 60yrs and I have had said to me least you dont have to work shouldnt think so worked since was 15yrs and then 80hr week .Still I don't think woman are being heard , both parents work and women is still expected to deal with the kids mans answer "I am just in been working all day tired "forget you have been at work to then come into your second job kids which should be divided by 2 of yous time things change.
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Being a mother is really hard. It's not just giving a biith to a kid and forget about it, it's not just sitting at home all day long wathing TV and giving some food for a child from time to time. It's not sleeping till lunch. No.
Mothers are the strongest people.
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We don't cherish what our mothers do for us..
Thank to this women we can understand at least a little bit all these things moms have to go through for us and the family
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I am married for 61 years, and no, your mother didn't do it all. There was a lot that didn't get done if your father didn't help and she was working outside the home. There would be no way I could have survived without my husband's help while working full time with 3 kids. The rule was, whoever got home first cooked dinner. My husband is an excellent cook. He also bathed babies, changed their diapers and cared for them so I could shop on my own. When I was diagnosed with MS in my 40's, my youngest was 5, my husband and mother took over my household for over a year.
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I am 61 years old and married for 39 years
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Some mothers DO do it all though, which OPs mother could have.

Some men do absolutely 0 effort for the baby because they are taught that baby care is the womans job.

I am glad that your husband was able to help you, that is wonderful to hear :)
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As I was reading it I felt like it was the story of my life. I work 40 hours a week, pick up kids from daycare, come home and cook, clean, ... then feed newborn several times per night. My husband does little to support. :( if baby cries he would just bring her closer to me for me to hear. I told him exactly the same words but it doesn’t help. Even now when I caught a cold baby is still with me. :((
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