So I’ve been a working mom for a year now.
I started working at the daycare center on Jan 30th last year. It is so hard to believe that it’s been that long. A year ago, we were still living with my parents – all of us in that room together. We were dreaming of being able to watch movies together on a couch instead of at the dining room table. We were wondering how great it would be to go to bed without having to move so slowly in the dark for fear of waking her up. We moved into our home last April, after I had been working for a few months. As much as I want to be a Stay at Home Mom again, working allows me to live with my husband and our baby on our own and I love that. I love our apartment and I love having our own room and I love watching movies on our comfy couch. :) We also get to have people over and make dinners. It’s so great.
And working isn’t the worst when Cupcakes gets to be there with me (2 hrs a day, 3 days a week):
Wow a whole year. That’s pretty good. :) It’s still really hard and I’m not going to pretend it’s not. Even after a year, I’m still trying to focus on the bright side and still struggling. Co-writing the post, 20 Coping Strategies for Working Moms, helped me a little bit because I was able to brainstorm some good ideas.
My faith helps get me through it too. I know God has a plan and there’s a good change I won’t have to be a working mom forever. Hobbs and I also have a six year plan. So things are in the works. :)
It also helps when Hobbs sends me little texts when he knows I’m having a bad day that say things like, “I hope you know how much I appreciate the sacrifices you make for this family.” He is such a good one. <3
How do YOU cope with being a working mom?
What is your favorite part about being a stay at home mom?
If you wish you were in the other position, no matter which one you’re in now, WHY do you feel that way?
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