Mommy guilt. We all know it, have experienced it before. Here’s an example: I have 3 meetings and clients coming into the office so I have to be at work today. Today is also the big Holiday performance for my daughter’s kindergarten class, as well as my son’s meet the teacher conference. Trust me, I would pencil it all in my calendar and try to make it to every single event. I am superwoman! Hear me ROARRR!!
Until I fail miserably, disappointing one child or the other, or performing poorly at work. Then hear me whimper while curled in the fetal position, I can’t do everything!!
During my last pregnancy, I accepted this and finally began making adjustments. I reprioritized putting my family first. I left my job and career in Finance behind. I mean I kept having conflicting feelings about my roles and kept feeling like I was failing at my most important one because I couldn’t go to every event or be a class mom. My kids will only be this young once. There are so many people who wish they didn’t miss out on their kids’ growing up, and I don’t want to be one of them.
Here is the problem. How does a family of five living in New York survive on one income? Having one income in a household for any family size is tough. Even being an average white collar worker, it seems impossible! And I have to remind myself that nothing is impossible. With God all things are possible.
I am currently a stay-at-home mom. I love being home and available to meet the changing needs of my growing children. However, financial pressures add stress that prevents a peaceful home environment. There has got to be a better way. Work at home opportunities so far are hard to come by or are jobs with very little pay- to- a lot of work ratio. I praying I find a good work from home opportunity soon. I like our new family dynamic. Let me know of any suggestions. Thanks.