Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Working Moms

I don't know about you, but this economy has taken it's toll on us! I've been working part-time to suppliment our income, and I know I am not alone. I know, and have met several other women who are doing the same.

I have several friends with independant businesses; like direct sales, teaching preschool, music or dance lessons from home. And others who are working outside the home. I am SO grateful to have a profession to fall back on in this economy, though it does take me outside the home. Luckily all 4 of my kids are in school now, so that helps a ton!! Perfect timing- whew!

Heather has been a busy lady as well, helping her husband with his business. I just wanted to let our readers know that Heather and I do have things we want to share with you on our blog. We are just really busy ladies, and our families come first. Please bear with us as we try to make extra time to share our talents with you.

My admiration for the working mom has definately increased since I've entered into their world. Working outside the home is a bitter-sweet... It's exhausting! You can't just come home from work and relax. There are still laundry and dishes waiting for you, meals to be made, and a husband/children to be loved. You just have way less time to do it all. But wow, it sure is nice to get out of the house and feel "professional" again. And my husband is so good to take on his part of the "load" at home too. Definately a blessing!

So to all WORKING MOMS out there... Whether you want to work, have to work, love to work or hate to work... Bless your heart for "taking one for the team" and doing what you've got to do!

Leave us a comment if you work (in addition to your career as MOM). What do you do?
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  1. I'm a first grade teacher and a mommy to a 4, 2, and 1-year old.

  2. I had to pick up some extra income as well. Lucky for me I was able to find 2 kids to babysit and then on Friday's I work at a Parent's day out program.

  3. I'm a mom to a 9 year old, wife to a great guy, and I work full time in an office at a hospital and have since our son was 3.5. I appreciate this post so much!

  4. You GO girls!
    Tiffani- How fun! I love working in the schools. It's great to have the same days off as your kids! I've always wanted to be a kindergarten teacher. But I get to work at the schools as an educational interpreter, so it's still just as fun.
    Jamie- You've got yourself a good thing going there at home! What's the Parents day out program? It sounds pretty cool!
    Brooke- Working at a hospital is probably rewarding too. It takes a lot of courage to get out there and do it, and I think you ladies are awesome (including my own working self of course)! :o)

  5. Thanks for sharing so far, ladies! ♥

  6. I have two boys, age 6 and age 3. I teach piano lessons and do medical transcription from home. It is hard to find time for everything, but I'm grateful I can do my side jobs at home.

  7. I'm one of those 'hate to work' working moms. I am very fortunate that I telecommute part-time as a software engineer. I still hate the time, energy, and attention it takes away from my family, but if I have to do something, this has been a good fit for my family. I have two kids - 13 and 10, and a great husband. Thanks so much for your blog!

  8. I am a working mom of a 3,5,9, and 11 year old. Outside of home I am an x-ray technologist nearly full time but work in an office so don't have the night and weekend call. It is bittersweet. Thanks to a great husband and extended family to help out...

  9. I am a mommy of a busy 9 month old little boy, I go to school full-time (majoring in special and elementary education) and I work part time at an Orthopedic Clinic. I also have a calling at church that requires my time on Wednesday nights and Sunday mornings. I am busy but I like it that way! Go working moms! :)

  10. Until this past August I was working mom. I feel blessed that during such bad economic times I am able to stay at home (finally!) with my 2 year old daughter. However, 2 weeks after our daughter was born (she was a preemie), her father got laid off. I returned to work as soon as I could get a dr's note to do so. I feel like I sacrificed those baby days that many moms are there to experience. It was heartbreaking. I have so much respect for moms that work.

  11. Again ladies, THANK YOU for sharing your comments. And please keep them coming!

    I know this working mom thing is a really hard one to swallow for many. It sure is for me. It can also be contraversial (sp?) to some.

    For me, I've looked forward to this time (when my kids are all finally in school) and I finally have un-interrupted time to myself to get things done! Luckily I work during school hours (cuz I work at the school) but I sure would love some alone time too.

    We will be blessed for what we do though, ladies. The Lord is mindful of us and our families, and knows we are trying to be the very best moms despite our situations in life. My hat and heart go out/off to all of us. God bless!!

  12. After 5 yrs of no rent or mortgage, it was time to move into a house with a mortgage so I had to get a job. I am mommy to a 4 yr old as well as a step mom to a 15 yr old. I have been a SAHM for 3 yrs and 8 months (of my 4 yr old's life) and I like my job just dont want to do it! LOL
    I am a manager of a toy store so 35-40 hours a week 6 days a week is EXHAUSTING!


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