Allow me to start by saying that I love my job. I have learned so many things about myself that I never knew before and I learned a lot of skills which I never would have gained had I not pursued this position. However, one of the many working mom problems that we, parents who work outside of home, have to live with is that we miss out on so many things.
My husband and I work full-time, he works at night while I work from 2 pm to 11 pm (most of the time). Between that, two school kids and house chores, we run a pretty tight schedule everyday. I prep the kids and take them to school in the morning and he picks them up in the afternoon. He also helps them with their homework as soon as they get home. I’m just thankful that my mom helps us out to make sure the kids have a warm dinner on the table everyday. They are usually fast asleep by the time I get home from work so I just clean up a little before heading to bed. Not long after, my husband wakes up to get ready for work.
Summer can be especially hard for working moms.
For me? This is when the guilt goes on overdrive because you want them to have the best summer ever but you have to go to work because there are bills to pay, and people at home do not stop eating just because it’s summer.
At home, I am mommy, household manager, school projects reminder, advocate of regular brushing of teeth and financial adviser to small children.
I am not superstitious but I won’t say no to lucky charms either! 😉
Aside from the so-called good luck and positive energy that they bring, they are a total eye-candy!
I’ve had the chance to review some of the lucky charms from SOUFEEL Jewelry in the past and I was ecstatic when they contacted me to review a new set! Yay!
I became a working mother when my son was still 7 months old, he’s 10 now which means I have already mastered this so-called work-life balance. A little.
Now, although I am hoping to be a work-at-home mom in the future, I kinda like my job right now. It helps put food on our table and it provides me and my family medical insurance which has been a great help to us ever since. But as we all know, all good things have its downsides and I’ve listed down some of what I’ve experienced as struggles of a working Mother.
Yep. Parenting is a lot like working in customer service. I started working in the BPO industry back in 2005 as a customer service representative. My son was still 7 months old then so you could say that my growth as a mother and as a career woman developed side by side.
After over 10 years, I can now say that my life as a mother and my life working in the customer service industry has amalgamated to some extent and I realized over time that dealing with customers and dealing with kids have so many similarities.