making ends meet
Both my mom and step-dad had great jobs and we never talked about money. I know I was privileged, but I want my children to understand the value of work.
Feeling like you are doing it on your own as a married mom is not the same as actually doing it on your own. Being a single mom is hard.
Post break-up, you might find you need a little extra money. Why not take that extra time you have while the kids are with your ex to get some extra cash?
Mom guilt is not something I ever thought I would struggle with. I loved my career and grew up with two parents who worked long hours. I turned out fine, so why would my son be any different?