Who is a Busy, Working Mother?
What Do I Mean by a Busy, Working Mother?
Do I mean that mothers, who don’t work, aren’t busy? Or if you do work at home, that you have all the time in the world to eat bonbons and watch reality TV?
No. That is not what I mean. SAHMs are just as busy as “work outside the home” moms.
All mothers are busy.
Actually, SAHMs are probably more busy. What about those moms that from home? That’s true insanity. I know. I try to work a couple of hours every night before bed and it sucks!
As soon as I sit down, one son wants a drink of milk; the other wants me to scratch his back; and my daughter wants to lay across my lap with half of her body either in front of or laying on top of my keyboard.
Thank God we don’t have a cat.
My kids constantly bump into my mouse, flip over my laptop, and want to scribble on my notebook in pink marker. It’s beautiful. Just beautiful.
I choose to work outside of the home and attempt to put in a couple hours of work at home. That’s just what works for me and my family.
But take me at my word, I know all types of mothers are busy.
Each mother is unique and each family dynamic is different.
To those women, who work outside of the home, I will obviously relate to you more. I’ve lived your struggles. The fear of leaving your children’s life in the hands of others. The frustration of working all day and coming to pick up the kids; only to hear them bickering to each other before you even make it to the car. The sadness of seeing their eyes when you tell them that you won’t be able to attend their school event.
However, I also know the joy of going somewhere that I get to be a “put together” adult, talk to other adults (who aren’t arguing over who gets something first), and eat while sitting on my butt. That’s heavenly!
At the same time, I believe that SAHMs can benefit from the advice that I have to share and will also gain time, energy, confidence, and reduce stress.
Who wouldn’t want that!
Just as you can learn from me, I can learn more about your struggles.
What do you wish other’s knew and appreciated about your parenting situation?
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