I love being a working mom. I love being able to go to work and converse with adults all day and the alone time that it brings. I love that I have a career and that I am able to make my own money. There are some people who are totally cut out to be a stay at home mom. They are super creative, they love to play and they are great at and love being a homemaker. I’m not one of those people. As much as I truly adore my kids, I have always said that I would probably be in the psych ward if I had to stay home all day. I’m not creative, I’m not good at coming up with art projects for them to do, and I’m awful at imaginative play! As much as I would love to be, I am certainly no Martha Stewart.
Even though I love my job, I’m still a victim of that damn mom guilt. Every morning I drop my kids off at daycare, I give them a big hug and kiss, as they run eagerly inside, anxious to play. As I walk back to my car, guilt starts to creep in. That stupid mom guilt that someone else is spending all day with my kids. That I only see my kids for a few hours after they wake up and before they go to bed. I feel guilty that I love my job. [Read more…]