The Grass is Always Greener

I have found that a very popular topic of discussion is whether or not to work or stay at home for moms of young children. The two things I have concluded are that the grass is almost always greener on the other side and there is no right answer. Each woman is her own unique being and has her own strong opinions on this. I hope that we can all respect others decisions as well since we do not know the circumstances as to which they came to that decision. Some women are single and running the show by themselves so it is not an option. Some women have a husband that was laid off and is going back to school so he may be staying at home while the wife works. Some women may be so driven that they would just go insane without their job. Some women thrive on being at home and managing the kids and household. Some women have always dreamed of being a stay at home mom, some women may have a child with special needs that dictates her decision to stay at home. It amazes me to see the amount of women that will turn down high paying jobs to take a more relaxed position with flexible hours even though they are capable. I was one of these women because for me I love the ability to work out of my home but still make the money that is needed to manage our household. I enjoy working and being needed outside of my house just as much as I enjoy being needed inside my home. Wherever you are in your life right now I know you are doing your very best and I am proud of you. Sometimes I am so jealous that I don’t have a perfectly clean house with dinner on the table every night of the week and my kids on a tightly run schedule. Most times, I love our crazy, hectic life and have to remind myself that I am not perfect. Actually I have two new favorite sayings, “Good enough is my new perfect.” and “Pick 2- clean house, happy kids, job”. Whether you are a mom with a nanny working a high power job or a mom with 2 jobs trying to make ends meet, I know you are doing your best and that you love your kids. That is all that matters.

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