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My Life To-Do List
Currently on my Life Wish List:
Be the best parent I can be.
Write professionally. Get a Master's and Teach. Write more. Worry less.
Goals I am working on:
Think more positively.
Projects I am working on:
Thinking about writing articles! But not doing it (arg)!
I'm going back to a very demanding FT job on Friday after baby #2. I really like my job but for some reason am totally dreading going back. I really need to work as I am the main breadwinner...how do I juggle the guilt and the dread? Any tips welcome!
Answered on 29th January 2009:
Dear Ginny, I so know how you feel. It's really hard in the beginning. I don't care how many times you've heard it, but hold on to it as an article of faith, because it is True: It Get Easier. If you absolutely have to return to work, honestly make the best of it: Do Your Best At Work (throw yourself into it, so the day flies by), Be Grateful you have a job (especially in this economy), Give Yourself Credit (for providing security for your family), and Remember All the Benefits of Daycare (lots of socialization and learning for baby, who would otherwise be comparatively isolated). So, DON'T FEEL GUILTY! You're doing what must be done, and you're doing a GREAT job at it! Good luck.
Do you think being a working mom is harder or easier than being a stay-at-home mom?
Answered on 28th February 2008:
I really really agree with what Alison (Feb 11) says below, how MONEY really is a pivotal factor. I hate to say it but the more ya have, the easier it is both ways. I personally am in a financially challenging situation, working full time with a 6-month old. After working a full day (having gotten up at 4-5 am to breastfeed and get baby and me ready for day) I come home to making dinner (or hubby does it), dishes, take care of baby, collapse, repeat. Everyone's right: they're both really tough! But I will go out on a limb and say working moms have it tougher. There's no pain like having to separate from your child.