Sometimes these lessons were VERY apparent, and other times I had to stumble and fall a little bit to see what really mattered.
This is what I’ve Learned From Being Every Kind Of Working Mom:
I have a handful of mama friends who have chosen this route and let me tell you, they have some of the most strongest souls. For about two years I was this mom and then life took a turn and suddenly I was no longer in the corporate world. I’ve tried to go back a few times and it’s never been a good fit. I’ve finally come to terms with the fact that I won’t be climbing that corporate career ladder during this phase of life.
And that’s ok.
Moms don’t just sit around, if they do that means they are possibly depressed and you should offer them a lending ear. Or a hug. Or a drink. Or all of the above. If you love taking on a lot of things, and some of us (myself included) thrive this way, ask for help when you need it.
When you became a mom it’s like you automatically gained immunity in the life comparison game. Don’t fall into the trap of playing that game with yourself. Stop looking at other families, wishing to be more like someone else. You be you. Love the life you have.
Don’t worry, it’s not forever.
Making snack for the 3947th time in one day.
Watching the pennies dwindle in your bank account paying outrageous sums of money for childcare.
Regardless of your current title I hope you remember how special that first job is, that job of just being a Mom with a capital M.