Monday, October 13, 2014

Hey Working Mom, Rock On!!!

I have seen multiple blog posts being shared on Facebook lately about the stay at home moms and I am here to cheer on the working mom!!! That working mom may work 5 hours a week or 40 plus hours a week, but she still has to be the chauffer, chef, bookkeeper, maid, house keeper, nurse, teacher.....the list goes on and on.

Every woman has a different purpose to why she works outside of the home. Some woman work for their family’s financial well being, or a single mom who has to provide for herself and her children. While other mothers choose to work because it would drive her crazy being home everyday or she works just because she loves what she does. There are also tons of other reasons why a woman works. Nonetheless, the working mom works at her job and still has to do all of what the stay at home mom does, not that I am saying the stay at home mom's job isn't important, all I am saying is let's give some credit and recognition to the working mom!!

There is alot of emotions that goes along with being a working mom. Society is hard on the working mom, making her feel like a "bad" mom for not staying home and providing one on one care for her children like in the olden days. The working mom is also feeling pulled in a million directions with the demand of work, but also caring for the demands of her children and spouse, and a house that needs to be cleaned, homework to be done, laundry to be washed, supper to be cooked the second she walks in the door after a long day at work. Or the morning she sends her semi sick kid with a low grade fever to daycare or school hoping the Motrin doesn't wear off as she doesn't have any more sick days, or has a really important meeting that day, but is feeling extremely guilty because she could not stay home with her sick child.

Day in and day out, I witness the craziness of the working mom's life. I not only experience this in my own life, but most importantly observe this in the mom's of my business. The working mom is what drives my business. I am a daycare provider. I care for children while their parents go to work. I, however, am very fortunate (in my opinion), I get the best of both worlds. I get to be a part of the workforce, but I also get to spend my days with my own children all while doing something I love. I provide childcare in a separate house from our own home; it helps divide my "work" and family life. And I am not writing this to get a pat on the back for being a working mom, I am writing this to give a shout out to my fellow working mom's who don't get enough credit for what they do!

I am going to wrap this up, as I am writing this during my break while the kids relax during naptime, and as the working mom is probably reading this on her break at work, or the few minutes she has at the end of the day as she is about falling asleep, or to the stay at home mom who is reading this while her children are yelling for her demanding her attention. I am not writing this to debate whether the working mom versus the stay at home mom has a harder or more important job, they both are doing what they feel is best for their own family, and are both doing awesome at what they do!!

But hey working mom, rock on!!!!

P.S. Yes, I am a college graduate with a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration. BUT I am not an English major or a writer by any means, so I am sure I have some run-on sentences and many more grammatical errors for all you Grammar Nazis that are reading this. However, I am just a typical mom who makes mistakes and is not perfect.

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