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I definitely struggle with this. I work from home, so I tend to be the one who handles all the school details, early pickups, sick days, classroom volunteer needs, etc. I'm pretty conflicted about it. I want to and like being there for my daughter, but there are times my work suffers. I also sometimes find it hard to concentrate and get to that state of deep thinking necessary for my best analysis with all the distractions of a child in the house on early release days, etc. I haven't found a solution, but I've decided to give myself a little slack instead of expecting perfection in both sides of my life. Feeling like a bad employee or a bad mother wasn't solving the problem, and was making me miserable. I just do my best everyday. Sometimes it's enough, sometimes it's not.
This is good advice! I didn't think I would get any replies!
I need to focus on not trying to be everything to everyone. You are so right, feeling like a bad mom is not a solution. I do agree that I am much more distracted at work due to running a household and child related worries!
Yes, running a household is a major undertaking that is never really appreciated as such!
Hi Bittelari! Just came across this post. I'm a mom of a 2 year old and it's definitely a struggle sometimes! Some weeks I feel I'm flying it and others like I'm about to fall flat on my face I guess it's different depending on how many kids you have and the ages but I fined I am often using my evenings to stay on top of things. I really enjoy a lot of what I'm doing which makes it easier but it's definitely quite tough at times. Hope things are going well for you...