I find so many articles online for and about stay-at-home moms and work-at-home moms. I think it’s amazing that some moms can stay at home with their kids all day! It’s a luxury I would actually love to be able to afford. However, so many of us can’t afford to stay home. Other women choose to work outside of the home. I say GOOD ON YOU TO WHICHEVER YOU ARE! Power to moms!
I often wondered, though, why there weren’t many articles for us full time working moms. I haven’t found many articles praising our decision to work and support our family. I haven’t read any helpful lists to explain how to keep things organized, keep the kids busy, make the best meals, and entertain the best parties all while also juggling a full time job. I have been thinking about it for awhile. Why aren’t these articles being written? And then I realized…there are too many reasons to count why these articles aren’t circulating around the web. I’ve listed a few for you below.
- We’re too damn busy. After working eight hours a day, picking our kids up from daycare or school (often out of our way), and coming home to make dinner, we don’t have much time for anything else…including writing.
- We’re too damn tired. We’re basically running around merely surviving from the moment the alarm clock goes off to the moment we can crawl back in bed.
- We’re trying to spend time with our kids. We get precious little time when they’re in daycare or school all day and we’re at work. Additionally, since most activities for daycare aged kids are during the day (geared toward stay-at-home moms) we’re having to entertain them ourselves with trips to the museum or the park. No classes or sports for those kiddos!
- We feel like we have nothing to offer. I can’t speak for all of us working moms, but most of the time I feel like I’m just surviving. I’m not making the finest dinners, my kids aren’t bathed every night, the tv is on far too often, the house is in a constant state of chaos.
- We’re always working. Working at work. Working at home. Working weekdays. Working weekends. If we’re not at work, we’re thinking about work. It’s not ideal, and sometimes we can step out of the work mind, but the point is that work is a major part of our lives. It sometimes consumes us.
I know there are several other reasons why working moms aren’t writing articles for each other. We’re so tired and busy, we’re lucky to get our kids dressed and out the door in matching clothes most days. Keep up the good work, working moms. You’re a superstar in my book!
Do you work full time outside of the home? Do you find the lack of helpful articles disheartening? Share your story!