Work It Mama

14 Mar

It doesn’t seem like there are enough hours in the day.

I work outside the home during the week so for the majority of the day I don’t get to see Lila. Once I pick her up after work we usually have a schedule of dinner, play, bath, a little more play, and bedtime. On most days Josh and I get to see her for about 2 hours after work. It just doesn’t seem like enough. I love my job and I enjoy getting to interact outside the home and be creative but a lot of the times I feel like life isn’t balanced.

A lot of times I feel guilty for being gone all day and missing precious moments.

It is hard to find the time to clean, work-out, cook and etc. If I want to work-out I usually have to do it during my lunch break at work. If I try and cook a nice dinner I feel like I am taking time away from Lila and if I wait til after she goes to bed we aren’t eating til 9 at night.

Many times I think to myself I wish I could stay home and I would get so much more done. Only in reality I know that is not the case. On the weekends when we are home with Lila all day there are still a million things to be done with things left on the list at the end of the day. Also, I learned when I was on maternity leave that staying home full-time is probably more challenging than any job outside the home. I think stay-at-home mamas are some of the hardest working people around.

I wish there was a happy medium where I didn’t have to work as much and I could stay home more but that isn’t realistic for our young family. We both have to work to keep things going. It just makes me realize that no matter which side of the fence you fall on things aren’t going to be perfect. There is no simple solution to getting everything done and being everything to everyone. Whether you work outside the home or stay-home, sacrifices have to made, schedules have to be tweaked, and there will never be enough hours in the day.

The important thing to remember is to make the most of the time you have.

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