March 20th of this year, marks 7 years that I have been a working Mom. I was also fortunate enough to be a stay at home Mom for 7 years. What have I learned being from being a stay at home Mom, and a working Mom, both for 7 years?
I was very blessed to be home with my kids, to watch them grow and hit all their milestones. When I was at home with my kids, we were so close. I would read to them every night, and take them to the park. I got to play with my kids. I helped them grow and learn. I loved how close we were.
When the debt started piling up, I had to go back to work. I felt depressed not being around my kids as much, since we were so close. My kids started acting up because they were used to having Mommy at home all the time. I have to learn the skill of managing my time. I learned to make time just for them so that they would not act up. I learned how to detach from the workplace so that I can focus something more important, my family!
I do not regret going back to work. I will have money to buy them their first car, and to greater their education after high school. I will be able to pay for the College education, and give them a better life.
This post is defiantly not to say being a stay at home Mom or working Mom is better. But to do what best works for your family.
I miss being a stay at home Mom, and not having the stress of everyday working life. It is not easy. My job is physically demanding and wears me out! I take care of the elderly, at least 15 residents. I have to transfer them, toilet them and bathe them. It is very tiring. I have learned to take care of my health so that I do not get sick easily, since I am around sickness all the time working in healthcare. I have learned to exercise and eat right so that I have energy for my kids!