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I am going to admit something. I am a Mom and I love going to work. That is really hard to admit. As a Mom aren't we suppose to want to be with out kids all day long? But I do not feel guilty about not being home with my kids. I don't feel bad that I enjoy the 8 hours away from home. I love the challenge of my job and I feel that I am contributing to society. I thought that once I had children I would find a way to be a stay-at-home Mom, but after 3 months of maternity leave I was more than ready to head back to the office.
I respect those stay-at-home Moms. That is a tough job, much tougher than what I do in an office all day. But it's a job I do not want. I really felt like I was drowning at home all day with my kids. I know that raising children is the most important job, but to me it felt unfulfilling. I know that I am a better Mom to my kids because I leave the house for 8 hours a day. I am better to them because I have something else in my life that is rewarding to me. So instead of feeling guilty that I am at work, I really just feel guilty because I enjoy it so much.
Thanks Anonymous! I have to admit that I know exactly how you feel.
What about you? Do you like going to work during the day?