I was reading through some new-to-me blogs a few weeks ago on Working Mom Wednesday when I came across a great quote on The Working Homekeeper. Mary Ellen described being a working mom as "having a foot in both worlds." It's such a perfect description, because finding balance as a working mom is so hard! We truly do have a foot in at least two worlds - sometimes more! We have to balance our jobs outside the home with our jobs at home. We balance full-time employment with full-time motherhood, trying to accomplish twice the work in the same 24 hour time period. We're all chasing the dream of being Supermom.
I recently read an article from Working Mother magazine that said that although 2/3 of working moms are primary or co-breadwinners, they are still the ones who do most of the housework and most of the childcare. That's a huge role to fill.
My typical day involves my job as a manager at a women's gym. I love what I do, but it's not a low-stress job. Most days, I'm on my feet the majority of my 6 to 8 hour day. I come home late and tired to a hungry family, so I cook dinner and
The truth is, there aren't enough hours in a day. All we can do is to do the best we can and know that God will use us, regardless of where we are in life. I truly feel that I am making a difference at my job, one that I could not make if I didn't work outside the home. Sure, there are days that I wish I could go back to being a SAHM, but I've found a lot of joy and a lot of amazing opportunities in my role as a working mom.