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WFH – Work From Home or Work For Home? The Guilt of a Working Mother.
Best Mom or Best Employee? Which one would make me happier? I really don’t know. I would love to give my whole time to my daughter, but at the same time, I love my job. I love how empowering it makes me feel.
The whole 2020-21 is a challenging time for everyone. But for working moms, it was climbing Everest alone. While it is stressful, I liked my time at home since I could WFH while watching my baby grow up and toddle around. However, it is not easy to concentrate on work and the baby at the same time. It was not and is not easy to be on the toes constantly and juggle the whole day.
I have felt incapable at times when my baby needed me, and I have had to take longer breaks pausing my work. I felt I failed as a mother when I had to work those extra long hours and had to leave her crying and close the doors for the meetings. Many times, I have contemplated, and I’m still considering the idea of leaving my job and becoming a full-time mom. But at the end of the day, when your work is appreciated, and your baby gives you kisses and hugs, you are sorted.
You know, as a mother, you can do everything, even become a superwoman for days.
Let the next day bring its own battles, but I still wonder – can we women accomplish the impossible – giving our 100% to both the job and the kids? Maybe we can, or maybe we cannot. But seeing the successful career women out there having the best of their motherhood, I cannot give up but continue this juggling for now.
To all the mothers, hats off to you! Motherhood itself is a job.