02 June 2011
working from home
Working from home has been such a blessing. I still feel so lucky to have been offered this opportunity. To be able to earn money for my family and at the same time be a full-time mom to my sweet boy. I've been feeling so grateful lately for my job and it made me start to wonder why more companies don't offer this to mothers who also want to care for their children? Is it because they can't trust them to actually work? Is it because there would just be too many people wanting to do it? Extra costs? Necessary face to face interactions that you can't get from home?
I was away from Holden for only a few hours on Memorial Day. Allan took him to his parents because I was sick and needed some time to rest. By the time Holden came home, I was missing him so much. He was only gone for about 5 hours! Women who have to leave their children every day for 8+ hours, my heart breaks for them. This is not to say that I couldn't do it if I had to, I could, of course. I would just be among the women whose heart breaks every time they have to leave their child.
Yes, working from home is difficult and busy. Yes, there are distractions. Yes, there are interruptions. Yes, there are days when I wonder if I'm spreading myself too thin. But the positives far outway the negatives. If you work from home, too, and want some tips on how to best manage your day, go here. I already do almost everything on the list woohoo! The thing I want to work on most is being able to say I can't do something because I have to work. It might help to carve out exact times of the day that I set aside to work...but I think that's nearly impossible with a 10 month old. Hmmm, I'll have to think on that.
Being a stay at home mom is definitely not for everyone and there is nothing wrong with that. There are days that are better than others and sometimes it's much more stressful than working at the office but I'm just happy to be able to stay home with H every day!
-Little Wife Power House