When the global recession hit us, I never let my son feel its effect, although I told him that we should be wiser with our spending. There was financial stress but I did not tell him how his dad and I go through everything because I don’t want to scare him or let him feel the pressure. Besides, he is just a kid and so there is no point of telling him all these financial troubles happening worldwide.
There are lots of famous working mothers worldwide but there is one person whom I look up to as my role model – the US First Lady, Michelle Obama. Why do I consider her as my inspiration? You see, Michelle Obama is the wife of the US president and she too has some duties to attend to. She has her own set of public dealings and engagements as she handles several organizations and non-profit organizations. In fact, she is directly involved in helping housewives, especially those who are married to military personnel. With all the things she does, I really admire the way she takes care of her family, particularly her daughters.
When you decided to work for your family especially for the kids, the issue on how to meet their everyday needs for nurturing, attention and education becomes the usual question. In addition to this, giving quality time for them becomes more complicated. Due to your demanding work schedule, it is no wonder that your commitments for your family are usually sacrificed.
Morning school struggle is the most difficult times of the day for many working mums. It is because while preparing your kids for the school you also have to prepare yourself for your work. Besides, you need to accomplish your duties at home and with your kids as early as you can so you can proceed to your work on time. In short, you are always on the rush!
Being a working mum is not an easy job in this world. There are some women who are good at it and there are some who simply do it because they have no choice. Some women choose a middle path while others do working in a more flexible way or through freelance.
Mums who have the choice whether to work or not to work must consider many things before they make the decision. Of course they need to be clear about their priorities – career or family. They must be aware that by taking the decision to work, they would probably miss out major milestones on their children’s lives.
Being a working mother is one of the current trends in the society today. It is no wonder that many of them find it difficult to balance their time between career and family. Even the celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow and Stella McCartney do.
Gwyneth Paltrow has two kids, Apple and Moses. According to her, being a working mother is not easy. Even though she is married to a multimillionaire rock star Chris Martin and has an Oscar awards to name her, her life is still full of dilemmas that every mother can relate to.
Admittedly, mothers get the blame for all that is wrong in the life of their children. When they got weight problems, it is often attributed to the quality and type of meals prepared by them. Even when the children are not good on a particular subject, the accountability is still passed to the mothers maybe because she did not breastfeed her children.
I just want to clarify that this blog post has no intention of being a sexist. I write this as a way of appreciating all working mothers out there who do their best to do manage both careers and family.
Personally, I believe that women do work more than men every day. Say in situation, I start my day as early as five in the morning because I have to prepare breakfast for my son and my husband. Then, I fix the house and do the chores. Before noon, of course I have to prepare our lunch although in some occasion my husband does because he is a chef. But then, I am his best assistant. So, when all things are in order, I then start working on my computer.