I am not sure how many times I have wished for just one week to myself, without interruptions? Working from home sets a precedent in my house– I am the one who looks after everything that comes up unexpectedly and of course, all those things that have to fall during the day that are planned, like volunteering for class trips or specialist appointments to name a few. With two children and a dog, there are a lot of things that come up. I don’t actually mind doing these things, but it’s my work that suffers. Then I find myself up late at night, trying to catch up.
It is a matter of priority and right now…I am a mom first and everything else comes second. The verdict is still out as to whether this is the right thing to do for me and my family. I guess we will see in about twenty years, when my children are adults themselves — I am sure they will have a strong opinion then.
There is a book edited by Cori Howard, called ‘Between Interruptions’ — 30 women tell the truth about motherhood. It is an inspiring book for all mothers, as it touches on the heart filled emotions that come with working (or not) and being a mother. The conclusion…there is no right or wrong answers. It is whatever works best for each mom. If only we could let go hold of the guilt that is associated with our choice to stay home, work part time or work full time — that would be an evolution!!
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