There are some days when I feel good about being a working mom. I know how much I am helping my family by going back to work. I can be in the office, talk with my coworkers, do my job and not get caught up in the fact that I’m not with Caroline at the moment. Then there are days like today. When I just want to be at home playing with my baby. Hearing her laugh and looking at her gorgeous face all day long. When I cry as I walk out the door.
Being a working mom is the hardest thing I’ve ever done. And I do it over and over again, five days a week.
I feel like I’m constantly being pulled in different directions. At work, I want to be at home. When I’m home, I wonder if I did a good enough job at work. Then there are all of the everyday things that need to be done. Will I have enough time that night to do laundry? Can I get in a quick workout? And why oh why is my dishwasher always full?
It’s not hard to look around the internet and find mommy bloggers. As much as I love reading the accounts of stay at home moms and getting ideas for things to do with Caroline, I find it hard to relate to them. I think they’d probably have a hard time relating to me too–our life experiences, in so many ways the same, are also vastly different. I want to read blogs by other working moms, moms that are doing what I am doing–being the best mother they can be to their kids while working a full time job and fitting in some activities for themselves too. I wanted a place to compile these working mom accounts to share and gather tips for how to make it all work. I haven’t yet found exactly what I’m looking for, so I decided to create it.
Here’s how it’s going to work. Once a week, I will publish the story of a working mom, blogger or not. As stories are published, they will live on the Working Mamas page, found on the right of the menu bar.
If you’re a working mama and you’d like to have your story published, simply fill out the form on the Working Mamas page, then send me an e-mail email@example.com with a photo to go with your post.
My hope is that by sharing these stories these working moms will feel supported and loved. At the end of the day, can we ask for anything more than that?