Working Mom

Working Mom

Being a stay at home mom (parent) is hard. It is all I have known since we brought Pickle into the world 4.5 years ago. Every minute since, are the minutes I treasure, even when I am stressed.

I know it’s only my second day, but being a working mom is also hard. 

It is hard being away from your kids. It is hard being away from your partner. It is hard being away from your safe place. 

I don’t know about day time shift people, but boy does it really suck coming home to a quiet house.

At least when my husband comes home from work, he is greeted by us as we are excited to see him. He gets to spend time with us and help put the kids to bed.

I got home tonight and everyone was sleeping. 

I know I can be emotional, but I just wanted to cry.

My feet are throbbing, my back is sore, and I am beginning to wonder how I am going to handle this. Working late multiple nights a week. Can I do it and still maintain my sanity? 

I cannot lie, I was selfish and tried to wake Pickle up just to get a hug from him. He wouldn’t budge though. 😢

I know this is only going to help us in the long run, but the getting there is really going to suck. 😫😭


My hope is that they will always remember mommy tried

10 replies to “Working Mom

      1. Oh for sure! Life is a battle of ups and downs. Without both we wouldn’t know the other and to not know the other is to live as a robot.


    1. Everyone is different. I had a lady yesterday tell me she stayed at home for 14 months and couldn’t take it anymore and went back to work. I stayed home 4.5 years, have worked odd jobs, and now on my second day and I would rather be home lol. Either way it isn’t easy and sacrifices are made.

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  1. It’s better to have tried to work. Atleast you can say you tried it. If it doesn’t work out it wasn’t meant to be. Take it day by day. The kids will always know you love them.

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    1. I agree. I keep telling myself this isn’t permanent, it’s just to get us enough ahead to make a difference. The job itself is a seasonal one so if I don’t want to stay after the holidays, it’s no big deal. I will reevaluate my decision when the time comes. It comes down to wanting to be in a better financial position. I know I miss the kids when I’m gone, but they are in good, capable, and loving hands while I’m gone. So I guess it isn’t all bad. I really didn’t think I would be this emotional about it though.

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