I see you working moms. Trying to work like you don’t have children. Trying to raise your children like you don’t work. I know the guilt of loving what you do so much that you leave your children with other people everyday so you can go be that person you ARE and were before them. So you can feel like you make a difference not only to your family but to others as well. I know that guilt when your children cry and say “I don’t want you to go to work mommy”. I know that guilt when they are sick and you can’t be with them everyday of that illness, allowing another loved one to care for them instead. The patient, repeated answering of the questions “are you going to stay home with your baby?” when you’re pregnant.
The “who is with the children?” when you return to work or mention that you have kids. The worries of making sure you’re dedicating every non-working moment to your kids so that when they are older they can hopefully remember their parent who loved them AND worked for them. But a parent who also worked for others. To help others. Whatever it is that you do. I see you. I know you. I am you. I just want you to hear it from someone today that you are killing it! You are enough. You are loved by your family. And you, even if it’s for 5 minutes, need to drop that mom guilt and bask in the idea that you are doing exactly what you are supposed to, not only fulfilling your own wants and dreams, but also making impacts on others… even if it is showing your children what dedication, perseverance, work ethic, sacrifice and/or responsibility outside of the house looks like. Because alllllll mamas show dedication, perseverance, work ethic, responsibility and sacrifice in their house, everyday!