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Athena, it is very hard especially with so little help.

But don’t imagine the older mums are judging you. I was the other end of the scale in my late 40s when son went to primary, and I felt the same thing.

Over time I realised they were really wondering how I survived on my own. By the time my son moved up, four of the other mums had asked how to manage wrap around care and holidays, because they wanted out of their miserable relationships and I “made it look so easy”  🤔

Your other mums are probably envious of how young you look, when their toddlers have had them up all night.

Keep talking … on here, to your gran, at the school gate….lots of people will help. Don’t be afraid to ask. You are doing brilliantly. x