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Mom Balance: What It’s Like to be a Working Mom

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The infographic below illustrates how moms are balancing careers and family.  It’s a reminder of the hard work and difficult choices moms have to make each day.  It’s not easy to find Mom Balance! How do you find mom balance? What difficult choices have you had to make to find the right balance between your family and career?

How do you find Mom Balance? What its like to be a working mom - FREE infographic
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Some people will argue that Mother’s Day should be every day because it shouldn’t take a holiday to honor mom. I agree but I also think Mother’s Day should be called UnMother’s Day, the day you can ignore mommy duties because you are a hard-working mother the other 364 days of the year. It should be the day you can take off; take a break and relax because you deserve it! Take a day to yourself, get pampered or just sleep in, do something that makes you happy and doesn’t revolve around the kids. Every other job out there gives you time off.  This job should be no different! It’s also a job that should not be taken lightly. Being a mom takes work, lots of it!

As moms we work hard all year round, often juggling career and family and trying to find the right balance.  Many times making difficult choices between our family life and career.  It’s not easy! Being a mom is hard work, and we do it every single day. It doesn’t matter if you’ve decided to become a SAHM or are a mom that works outside of the home. Either way, you’re a working mom.  So this Mother’s Day, take the day off! Go ahead, hand the kids over to dad, or anyone else who’ll take them 😉

How do you relate to the moms in the infographic below? What difficult choices have you had to make? Are you taking the day off this Mother’s Day? What are your plans? Share with me in the comments section below!

Happy Mother’s Day!

It’s Not Easy Finding Mom Balance

Download the free infographic below

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39 thoughts on “Mom Balance: What It’s Like to be a Working Mom

  1. I have stayed at home for the past 8 years, so I almost forgot what those first 2 years of working were like.

  2. I’m struggling to find work outside of the home that pays what I earned prior to becoming a SAHM. It seems to me that I’m going backwards if I don’t find something at least comparable.

    1. Hi Rosey. I understand where you’re coming from. It’s still hard for me to come to terms with the $ I’m no longer making but then I look at my kids and I feel better about it. Hoping you find the work you’re looking for. Wishing you luck in your search 🙂 Thanks for stopping by.

    1. Hi Bri! Thanks for stopping by. Yes we do deserve more than one day off, although a day off is not always easy. I’m sure you will be a great mommy one day 🙂

  3. I’m a working mom, but at home, and it’s.. insanity. I still have an office and time to work and time to take breaks.
    I love the infographic!

    1. Hi Tamara! Thanks. Glad you enjoyed the infographic. Yes! It’s insanity over here too but atleast I won’t miss my baby girls milestones. Right now that’s what matters to me 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

    1. Hi BellaVidaLetty 🙂 Yes it is! My first months home were insane. I wanted to go back to work because I was so overwhelmed. I try to take a little time to myself whenever I can squeeze it in. Thanks for stopping by!

    1. Hi Maria! That is so true. My first few months home I feel into this trap. Now I make sure to take at least one hour a day to get out and do something not related to my housework or blogwork. I take a walk in the park or participate in a little retail therapy 🙂 It helps! Thanks for stopping by!

  4. I find that in these times most mothers go out to work for a short time .. then go back home to be with family and build at home businesses. Whatever makes you happy and makes sense thats what you should do

    1. Hi Lorane. I agree, you have to do what makes most sense for you and your family. Work out of the home or stay home. It has to work for your family. There is no one size fits all in this department. Thanks for stopping by.

  5. I do not miss being a working mom. Now that I stay home I feel like I have a zillion things to do, but I hated being away from my daughter when I did work.

    1. Hi Lisa! I hear ya! Now that I’m home I feel like I have so much more to do but I get to see my kids all day and that’s what counts 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

  6. I’ve been a stay home mom for a long time now, so its really all I know. There are challenges either way, though, and all moms deserve to take a day off now and then.

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