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Working Moms- and why we take a lot of crap!

So recently I was reading online about how “whiny” working moms have become- the first thing I thought was ok that might be true so I kept reading. Turns out there are “people” that believe that we have it easy. We don’t have to stay home and do the grunt work of raining kids every day, we get to go out and apparently have fun all day then get home with just enough time to play, eat and put the kids to bed for the night.

As I glared back at the screen I thought to myself- ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME? I actually have to work, kids are expensive and unless we want to eat cereal every night and move into a shack I need to get my butt up and out every day. I work pretty damn hard too all day, I don’t have all this fun that was mentioned- or I am in the wrong profession- either way it’s hard and I deal with the mental anguish of missing my kids all day and wishing I was able to be home with them. Let me tell you this is no walk in the park ladies. I wake up extra early to work out, do laundry, empty the dishwasher whatever needs to be done. I then get dressed, go to work only to go home and play, read and clean up after the kids. We eat dinner then I have to clean up, play some more, get the bathtub ready and then the nightly rituals start! Bath time, jammy jammy time (as it’s called in my house) pre-bed snack time then we watch a little TV read 2 books and it’s off to bed- oh did I mention I haven’t sat down since I got home and now it’s 8:00 already! The kids are off to bed and I get to pack my lunch for work, pay some bills and maybe have a cup of tea before I get to bed and start all over.

Don’t get me wrong, my boyfriend is home with our children all day. He works really hard all day taking care of them (2 1/2 and 9 months) so I give any one that stays home their proper credit because it’s not easy but let’s recognize that it’s not easy for ANYONE raising kids whether you are home or not. We all put in a fair amount of work and I think we can all agree it’s completely worth it! So can we all give ourselves a break here?

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