Everyday feels the same to me. Half the time I have to look at the calendar to know what day of the week it is unless my husband is home and what is a day off? I think most moms can identify with those statements and we all secretly wish we had what another mom has but let’s be honest, the struggle is real no matter where you are in life.
I have had the privilege of working from home since my first son was born. Some moms tell me how lucky I am and other moms tell me that I must be crazy. I tend to think I must be crazy because my life is not for the faint of heart. Yes I can go to the grocery store when I want, take my kids to the park but as a work-from-home/stay-at-home mom I find it difficult to set boundaries between home-life and work-life.
I’m a graphic/web designer so my office hours do not have to be traditional which is both a blessing and a nightmare.
I have read countless blogs on being productive when the kids are sleeping or at school and that time is very precious to me for both professional and selfish reasons. I struggle with balancing a bit of me time with getting things done so I can spend quality time with my family. I always rationalize in my head that I will do it after the kids go to bed but what actually happens is I end up working 7 days a week.
Is this a bad thing or is it just a season of my life? I really believe it is just a season of my life. My boys are young and time is already flying by. I know the day is coming where they will choose friends, video games, their rooms or something else over spending time with me. I only have a few years where we can decorate cookies, read books, play catch, build forts, go to the playground, just everyday life and most importantly learn about the love of Christ before they out of our house and on their own.
Let me be clear that if you work outside your home then that is okay! Once again that is okay because that means your time together is special. Not every moment with my boys is special! In fact, they know how much I struggle with spending time with them and having to step back and work.
So if it is just a season of life then we as moms need to remember it is just a season and give ourselves a break because at the end of the day as long as our kids feel loved then they will be okay.