Monday, April 27, 2009

Working Mamas

To all of you working mama's out there, have I got a lot of respect for you. Over the past three weeks I have been working full time during the days at school, then 4 nights a week of volleyball, plus full weekends of volleyball starting at 7:30 and going until at least 4...which all adds up to one busy mama! I have felt the stress and the impact on myself, but also on my family. I am the kind of person who likes to be busy and active and doing things, but this is just too much!

As I've shared with most of you in the past few days, I always thought I would rather be teaching then home because I thought it would be easier...haha. After this experience, I have pulled my application from part time work for next year and realized that I want to be home with my boys! I love being able to fill our days how I want them to be filled, hanging out with friends, taking special trips, and going to the gym. I can't wait for our pool to be open so we can spend the days swimming in the sun and relaxing as a family. Now when I am home, all I want to do is sleep...which isn't fun for the rest of my family. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE teaching and am so glad that's what I decided to do...just not yet.

So here's to you, you working mama's, you stay-at-home mama's, you mama's who find ways to make working at home a reality. We have a hard job no matter which way you look at it! It's a hard balance, and I think that what's important is that you make the choice for what works best for you and your family. We all are different and have different situations, but have to take care of our matter what that looks like for you. I wish all of you the best on YOUR journey with your family and hope that life brings you all the joy you want and deserve from it! Remember to take care of yourself means a happier, healthier family. Find/make time for you to work on having that "whole" body: strong mind, body, spirit, and relationships.

For me, I'm ready for a break and to be home and enjoy my family...that's 4 more days for me! In the meantime, I'm sorry for a boring blog lately...I'll get on pictures and more updates starting next week!


Amy said...

It is a hard job, isn't it?? Good job doing what you know is right for your family! You're doing a great job! And hey, now we will have more chances to get together :)

Diane said...

Good for you Nadia! I think being a SAHM is the best thing that you can do for your kids and family.
(JMHO) Both of my parents worked and I felt it. My husband and I agreed in the very begining that I would stay home to raise our kids. I love it, even if the job is sometimes, thankless and boring. LOL! My oldest is almost 15! I can't believe how the time has flown by. God gave us our children but they are only our children for such a short time. Stay home, train them up and enjoy! :)