I know how you’re feeling. The rushing around trying to make breakfast, cleaning up baby poop, letting the dog in, rushing the kids to get dressed; aka the never-ending morning rush when you’re trying to make your way out the door. Mom guilt as a working parent can come at you hard when you compare yourself to the mom you think has it all together. Let me tell you, she doesn’t. None of us do.
Conquering the Mom Guilt
Even though I work at home, I still put Max in preschool. *GASP* I know. I’m a work at home mother and I do what? Did you know that 76% of all moms say that they are so busy, they often can’t finish everything they need to do in a day? Seventy-six percent. Are you surprised? Probably not.
Working from home or from an office is hard for any parent out there. Sometimes you have to lean on the resources around you to survive your daily routine and get stuff done. For me, that’s finding someone who can step in and fill my role for a couple of hours a day. Having that someone there to rely on day in and day out is the biggest blessing you can as for as a work at home parent. Who is that person? Max’s teacher.
Creating a Balance
Most of you know I’ve been a Primrose mama for years as my boys have attended their schools. For those of you who don’t know about Primrose, they are a national family of accredited early education and care schools serving infants through kindergarten. When 56% of parents with children under age 18 say it is difficult to balance the responsibilities of their job with those of their family, something has got to give.
Having a school like Primrose to lean on means I can get important deadlines finished while Max is learning executive function skills to prepare him for kindergarten. Primrose aims to nurture curiosity, confidence, creativity, and compassion. There is no mom guilt as a working parent from me as I know he is learning the knowledge he needs to succeed in life while I’m providing for our family. This is our balance.
Feeling like you’re drowning with no support is hard. I try to make every effort to be there for all my other working parent friends in any way I can. This can be watching each other’s kids for date night. It could be cooking dinner and bringing it over because they haven’t had time due to sports and don’t want to eat out again. It can be any menial or large task that they need. Having a support system in place to help each other out is key. You should have no guilt in a helping hand. It takes a village!
With that being said, I want to give back to one lucky parent in my community here at Wildish Jess. I am hosting a giveaway on my Instagram where I will be giving away two $100 gift cards for a cleaning service. One gift card is specifically for one winner and another for the winner to gift to someone they think is a great parent.*
Conquering mom guilt as a working parent can be hard but I promise you, you’ve got this and you’re doing a great job.
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