Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Working Moms

Posted by Tracy Wainwright at 8:57 PM
I am grateful to be a (n almost) full-time stay-at-home mom! I love being home with my babies, and know how much work motherhood is. We pay women to care for our children, and it's their job. We pay women to clean our houses, and it's their job. We pay for meals out, and it takes several people to cook, serve, and clean up after a meal. We pay people to clean our clothes. Make no mistake - at-home moms WORK!

But, we also have a lot of flexibility, flexibility that is often not found in a work-away-from-home mom's life. While they have the freedom of being with adults during the day, uninterrupted lunches, errands at lunch or on the way home along, etc., working moms have their own set of challenges. They put in 8-10 hours a day, physically, mentally, and sometimes emotionally, and then they come home to the demands of motherhood and housekeeping. They WORK too, their work just changes from day to night.

And I'm glad there are those moms out there who work away from home. My pediatrician's nurse is a working mom and I know she understands when I drag my four kids in for the fourth time in three months. My ob/gyn is a working mom, and I know she understood my concerns as a pregnant mom. My endocrinologist is a working mom, and I'm grateful. (Can you tell I go to a lot of doctors?)

This doesn't count the moms who provide services and products on a daily basis that we may not realize. As an at-home mom, I am grateful for my position as well as have the utmost respect for those moms who do their day job and then come home, not to kick up their feet and relax, but to be a mom - a job that is never done for any of us.

1 comments on "Working Moms"

Roxanne Rollins on January 27, 2010 at 4:45 PM said...

Tracy, thanks for the reminder of all the valuable roles that moms play in our lives. Working moms make the world go round, whether they work at home or somewhere else.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Working Moms

I am grateful to be a (n almost) full-time stay-at-home mom! I love being home with my babies, and know how much work motherhood is. We pay women to care for our children, and it's their job. We pay women to clean our houses, and it's their job. We pay for meals out, and it takes several people to cook, serve, and clean up after a meal. We pay people to clean our clothes. Make no mistake - at-home moms WORK!

But, we also have a lot of flexibility, flexibility that is often not found in a work-away-from-home mom's life. While they have the freedom of being with adults during the day, uninterrupted lunches, errands at lunch or on the way home along, etc., working moms have their own set of challenges. They put in 8-10 hours a day, physically, mentally, and sometimes emotionally, and then they come home to the demands of motherhood and housekeeping. They WORK too, their work just changes from day to night.

And I'm glad there are those moms out there who work away from home. My pediatrician's nurse is a working mom and I know she understands when I drag my four kids in for the fourth time in three months. My ob/gyn is a working mom, and I know she understood my concerns as a pregnant mom. My endocrinologist is a working mom, and I'm grateful. (Can you tell I go to a lot of doctors?)

This doesn't count the moms who provide services and products on a daily basis that we may not realize. As an at-home mom, I am grateful for my position as well as have the utmost respect for those moms who do their day job and then come home, not to kick up their feet and relax, but to be a mom - a job that is never done for any of us.

1 comments:

Roxanne Rollins said...

Tracy, thanks for the reminder of all the valuable roles that moms play in our lives. Working moms make the world go round, whether they work at home or somewhere else.

 

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