In today’s episode of A Mom in the Making, I talk with my sister-in-law Gretchen about being a working mom.
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If you are a working mom, you probably have had moments when you’ve felt guilty about leaving your kids to go to work. Here are some tips from our conversation that will help you stay joyful as a working mom.
Love The Work That You’re Doing - Every working mom is doing work that is helping others in some way. You should embrace that and love your work because of it! Gretchen is a pediatrician, and she says that it helps when she can tell her daughter that she can’t stay home with her today because she needs to go help the sick babies get better. That thought makes both Gretchen and her daughter feel better.
Know That the Mom That Cares is the Perfect Mom - Although it’s sad to think about, not every mother out there cares for their child. Some are neglectful and hurtful. By being a mother who cares and is trying, you are giving your child something special. A mom who cares is just what your child needs. She’s the perfect mom.
Think in Terms of Priorities - The Cultivate Simple Podcast inspired Gretchen to think in terms of priorities. Instead of complaining about how little time or money she may have to do something, she thinks about what is a priority for her to spend her time or money on. Maybe your house is messy because you’d prefer to spend time playing with your kids rather than cleaning. If you know what your priorities are, it’s easier to be ok with a house that’s a little less organized.
So here’s a question for you. What would you say to help encourage the working moms out there?