Thought-provoking conversations between me, myself and I
I remember days at work when it felt like I'd gotten nothing done as well! Every phase of life brings new and different challenges. Personally, I've never worked as hard as I'm working right now, and it's very exciting. Great post!
You certainly seem like you are onto an exciting chapter in your life. Thanks for the comment!
I worked, as you did. And I envied the moms who got to stay home. In my case, I didn't have a choice unless we wanted to live out of our car. We do want we have to do in order to survive.Great post.
Thanks, Janie. I've always been puzzled by the word "choice". Many working moms don't have the choice to work or not work. So at times it's easy to envy moms who stay home. That said, there's a lot to be learned in the world of work that moms can bring home in a positive way to their families.
Thanks for the repost haven't read this before..................I was a stay at home mum and have a daughter who would love to be one but she has to work well she feels like she has to work.......and I have one daugher who would love to work she just can't find a job with hours to suit she is a single parent and needs to work around times when he son is at school which at this time isn't very long he is only going for 2 & 1/2hrs of a morning
It can be tough finding work that match the hours your child is in school. Many schools have latchkey programs, though, that prove helpful to many working parents. Thanks for the comment, Jo-Anne.
I was lucky enough to have the best of both worlds - staying home when my kids were babies and toddlers, working full time with flexibility then back at home when we were surprised with the last two babies! Anyhow - loved the post! And I can totally relate to trying to balance writing, caring for the home and parenting. At least teens sleep 'til noon... :-)
If it can be done, that's a nice way to do it - be at home when kids are babies and toddlers, then working full time when they get in school. However, I am reading that Lean In book by Sheryl Sandberg and am on the chapter where she advocates for equal roles in parenting where men consciously work to develop their "nurturing" skills. That way, it isn't just the mom worrying about childcare and school lunches, etc. I hope - for our daughters' sake - we keep moving in that direction!