My husband and I have an amazing 14-month-old daughter and run our family farm full-time. Since she was born, I have been with her almost every day, with the exception of the odd day that she spent with a grandparent or babysitter (but even then, it was only for 6-8 hours or so).
This year, due to a lack of help on the farm, I am faced with putting her in full time childcare, probably about 10 hours a day for five days a week. I have to do this for our business to be able to function, and the business supports our family. I have found very affordable childcare less than a mile from our house. Still, I am TERRIFIED about being away from her so much.
How do other mamas in the same situation cope? — Christa