Try not to worry !! Families have always found a way to make things work. Having to go to work to make ends meet instead of being a stay at home mom doesn't mean you'll be a bad mom or one that doesn't care for her children. Things weren't like Leaver it to Beaver with mom being able to stay home and have fresh baked cookies ready.
Lots of moms (like mine) had to work outside the house. You did what you had to in order to pay the bills. People believe the breakdown of the nuclear family corresponds with women working outside the home. I disagree. Like I said, women have always worked outside the home. So, don't put yourself down thinking you won't be there for your child.
Children DO understand. The quality of the time you spend with your child is more important than quantity.
Try not to worry ! You're going to be a wonderful mom !! Relax if you can. Sit and have a cup of tea. I know things seem really stressful right now, but it's true... things really do have a way of working out. You have to believe that.
Edited by: ARCHIMEDESII at: 1/15/2013 (15:18)