It is Work Wardrobe Wednesday and this week we are changing it up a little- it’s Working Women Wednesday. Being a working mom has its daily challenges. I am always asking myself. Am I doing the right thing? Is this the right thing for my child and my family’s well-being? Am I spending enough time with my little one? This week I have teamed up with Connie from Momma of Dos to discuss the pros and cons of being a working mom.
You miss out sometimes
Since you to spend a lot of time away, you miss out on some of the firsts for your child. I was there for daughter’s first steps and her first meal but I did miss some of her firsts. You also miss out on playdates and cool classes that are offered during the day. And Why is toddler gymnastics only offered at 3pm on Mondays during the week?
You have to sacrifice some things
This goes for all moms, your house will most likely never be in order and it is ok to not care. You sacrifice cleaning to have time with your child. I have come to terms with this. They say you can only manage three things well at one time and I have to choose sometimes to sacrifice, whether it be my fitness goals or laundry, somethings gotta give.
You are always tired
Managing expectations at work and home can be exhausting. You want to make sure you are present in your family’s life and also a great employee. You have to plan and stay organized all the time. I try and work in some healthy food choices, lots of caffeine, and an occasional workout to keep my energy up.
Your child will always be sick
In my case, my child is always sick. Being around a bunch of other children every day and sharing germs it’s bound to happen. The winter months are worse and not to mention mommy usually get sick as well. To try and minimalize this we stay fully stocked up on Elderberry and Fairy Tales hair care.
You have guilt
Growing up in a Latina family this one plays a huge role in my life. My mother didn’t work out of the house and her mother didn’t either. Not only do I have the mom guilt inflicted on myself when I hear my child calling for mommy but also the guilt from my family of not being the “traditional mom “and raising my own child. The expectation was naturally for me to have kids and stay home. Not to mention being able to have dinner on the table every night. This to me feels like such an ancient way of thinking but every time my grandmother visits she is more worried about my husband’s eating schedule than anything else.
You are a positive role model
As a working mom or SAHM we want to be positive role models. By working, I feel I am having a positive impact on my daughter. I am teaching her about managing many things, keeping a schedule, and creating a legacy.
You have a little independence and so does your child
You get to have adult conversations and have responsibility outside of the home while your child learns independence. This gives them a sense of accomplishment and confidence.
You get a break
I get to have my 10-minute drive time from childcare to work where I can have a moment to myself. It doesn’t sound like much, but it can really recharge me. I can sing at the top of lungs if I want too but most days I just enjoy a moment of silence. It’s amazing what that can do for your sanity- lol.
You help with the financial future of your family
You are able to financially assist with your household. You are able to save and contribute to the financial stability of your family’s future including college education.
You treasure time with your child
Having a full-time job and blogging takes a lot of time away from my family. I do treasure the time we spend and try and make things special for my daughter.
As a working mom, you can have it all. By this, I mean your definition of it all. I do sacrifice some things in my life but feel working at this time is right for me and my family. By working, I am hoping to influence the future of the working mom. Whether you work or stay at home, we are all on this mom train together trying to make it, so keep chugging along. Thanks Connie for joining me this week, check out her post here !
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