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Tag: working mom

Validation

{started writing yesterday and finished today}

Thursday morning workout ✔️

I was thinking about what pic to post today. Sunrise? I got out the house too late and missed most of it. Legs while doing leg extensions? That could work. Then I felt sweat dripping down and was like naaa this is it ? If you can’t already tell, I love “real” pictures {even if I do add a little filter sometimes}.

So today I want to real talk about something I don’t usually talk much in detail about – work. While working out, I heard a lyric “I really cannot wrap my head around the fact it’s taken me this long to finally realize I’m fantastic”.

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The struggle to juggle is real

I was at my older 2 kids’ eye dr appt earlier when I glanced at a magazine cover. One of the headlines was about work life balance and the struggle to juggle. I already know what a struggle it is as I juggled 3 of my 4 kids at the moment, but I was like “let me read what this has to say”. I read the editor’s note and was like “yeah yeah yeah” until I read “I stop and tell myself I’m doing the best I can”. That line hit me and made me stop and think because I realized I really don’t give myself enough credit.

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The ugly secret of working moms

Hubby shared an article with me the other day titled “The ugly secret of working moms” that I loved because it is the TRUTH. I’ll copy/paste a quote from it that I think sums it up well:

“We’re expected to do our jobs as if we don’t have children — and then raise our children as if we don’t have jobs,” she said. “If you think about the model of the ideal mother, it’s the person who sacrifices everything for her child. The ideal worker is someone who can drop everything and go on a business trip at a moment’s notice, and who can stay late — not leave at 5 o’clock to pick up kids. So if you’re trying to be both, then you are faking it.”

I can relate to this SO MUCH and I’m sure other moms can too.

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