Wednesday, April 10, 2013

I Love Being a Working Mom

The following post was sent to by an anonymous author. The opinions in this post do not reflect the opinions of the writers or editors of

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? 


  1. This is a relief to hear. I appreciate the honesty. It wouldn't make financial sense for me to go back to teaching because I have no family around and I would have to pay an arm and a leg for someone to watch my 3 kids. I've been home for 6 years and always feel like I need to justify to people why I do what I do.
    Luckily my husband does well for all of us. But I'm not sitting around. I'm in the best shape of my life, I take the kids to different places, I do Spanish with them at home in our little "classroom" and I write my blog. No one is sitting around here. It's a tough job this SAHM business, and I can't wait to go back to work. But it is the HARDEST thing I have ever done. Thanks for the post! And don't feel bad for enjoying your choice!! The greatest thing is that we HAVE that choice! :-)

    1. You are so right Betty! Many women are lucky to have the choice to work or stay home.

  2. Haha I totally understand this! I love being a SAHM to my baby monster, but honestly I think sometimes I'm jealous of papa monster for going to work every day and getting some kind of break. I've worked two full time jobs while being a full time student before, and I think that being a SAHM is harder than all that together ever was. Either way, someone feels bad. Whether you feel like you're being judged for staying home, you like being gone too much, or you simply are gone a lot there's some sort of guilt/resentment in the air. We're strange creatures, huh?

    1. Sasha! So strange! Either way we somehow can find a way to feel guilty about something. I think as long as your children are happy and thriving then you know you are doing the right thing.


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