. . .so i read this great blog post over at Geek Girls by Meghan Wilker. . .
she encouraged her readers to blog about their own experiences with being a SAHM or a working mom - whichever is the current choice of your family.
my family chooses that i work. . .for financial and sanity reasons. . .i have an incredibly supportive husband, who would let me make whatever choice i felt best, and do his best to work with that. . .he helps around the house, he takes care of the kids - he's a great dad and husband and i couldn't manage half of what i manage without his help. even though i complain and grump -it has less to do with him, and more to do with life in general and how I'm feeling about it on that particualr day.
let's be honest - being a mom is no cake-walk. . .regardless of your circumstances - it is the most difficult, yet rewarding job in the world - I wouldn't trade it for anything - even though I have been heard to say i'd like to run away.
and as with anything - some days are better than others. we are blessed to live in a wonderful community with a wonderful school system. our youngest is in a fantastic daycare program 4 days a week.
drop-offs, pick-ups, and scheduling can be a NIGHTMARE. . .but we are making it work, becasue that's our choice. albeit somedays there is lots of yelling and stress involved. there are also days of bliss and joy, where we are so happy to see each other at the end of the day, and dad gets home early and all is right with the world.
what's your choice? do you stay at home? since i don't do that, i'm always curious how you fill your day (if your kids are in school). . .not in a judgemental way - a curious way. . .becasue when i was home, it wasn't for me - i felt i needed more. but let's be honest - many days when i'm at work, i wish i was home playing with my kids or scrapbooking - or more honestly, lying in a quiet house reading a book - LOL.
as Meghan talked about - we need to be supportive of each other where we are. . .whatever our decisions are. . .we are all linked simply by being moms - and we each have so much to offer each other. . .someone said "it takes a village". . .we're the village
catch you soon -