3 thoughts on “Hard Working Moms – What Does This Mean To You?

  • April 13, 2012 at 11:16 am

    I could not be happier as a working mom who has found life/work balance. I put my life (including motherhood) first and fit work in around it. But I’m able to do that because I spent 15 years focused on building my career before the children (I happen to have triplets) entered the picture. I realize not everyone can make the same choices. Every mom has her own juggling act, and each of us has to figure out our own way to make it work for our own personal + professional balance.

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  • April 14, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    I am pretty happy with my status…I am also a kind of hybrid stay at home mom who works online writing/collaborating sometimes. I don’t have regular work times and my husband is the one who brings in the bacon for the most part.

    I do sometimes crave for a work environment with some childcare that I could use on occasion, though I think finding a good sitter will meet that need for the most part, or I’ll have to create a place like that as a job when my kids are a bit older.

    My work life is slow but I’m ok with that since I know my kids will only be this small for a short window of time…they are 6, 3, and almost 1. I’ve been a working mom with my oldest in daycare, had regular help for periods of time that allowed me to be more productive, and am now without much help but still enjoying myself. It’s an ever changing ever evolving role being mom for sure…

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  • September 25, 2012 at 12:16 am

    I LOVE this topic! I’ve discussed this with friends in the same position I am.I’ve been a mom who stays home all day, one working outside the home and am currently working from home. ALL moms work. My work doesn’t define me as a person. Neither does motherhood. I’m passionate about both. Both are large pieces of the puzzle that makes up me. I’ve had times where I forgot about myself between the two. If I don’t pay attention to my own needs, I find myself less than pleased with my parenting and work skills.Working at home gives me flexibility. I love being there when my son leaves for school and when he comes home. I have days where I forget the world beyond my front door. And the flexibility is very handy when it comes to making time for myself.There have been those who believe working from home is just for those interested in having a little extra money. For them, a REAL career/job only exists outside the home. I’ve had a negative comment or two on this. Working at home requires self-discipline, a LOT of it. When I work, I’m AT work. My son knows and understands this. Oddly enough, he understands this better than a lot of adults. He also knows I’m a second away when he needs me. The concept of having a career with an office at home is evolving slowly, but surely. Like the feminist movement and other great changes in societal thinking, it takes time. For those who have been negative about my choices, I ask them if Hemingway and other famous authors had to leave home to write. :-)What I appreciate more than anything today are the many options and the freedom to choose, given each person’s life circumstances.

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