Are You Going To Work Mom?

Every person I know applauds my luck at being able to have a profession that I can work at part-time. I don’t know if it’s luck, I don’t know if it is a good thing, I don’t know if it’s a bad thing. I do know that I never wanted to work full-time if I was going to have kids. I personally want to be there and be a part of raising them.

I actually took the time to calculate how many hours that they would be in childcare and then how many hours that I would see them if I worked full-time. To me, having childcare win the majority of time spent with my children was not an ideal situation. I also did not want to leave a profession that I felt gave me meaning to my life, my children do too but I love that I can give back to my community in such a positive way. I have always wanted to work in a profession that makes a difference in people’s lives, instead of making a difference in the bank accounts of businesses. Nothing is better than seeing a former client, in the community, living a quality life.

Being a mom is not easy. Being a stay-at-home mom is not easy. Being a working mom is not easy. Being a part-time working mom is also not easy. All mom status’s contain Mommy Guilt. No matter what. At some point in time. Every mom feels guilty that they cannot do it all.

Lately I have been getting this.

It’s like a 60’s sit-in protest. Here he is blocking my way into the shower.

Then this.

Full on pulling on your heart strings. “Don’t go to work Mommy!”.

Usually if I pull out the phone and take pictures, it somehow turns the crying into laughter.

Today it didn’t.

I’m sorry but I think that this is one situation that you cannot understand unless it actually does happen to you. Full-on Experienced Mommy Guilt. Check.


  1. It is wonderful you are following your heart!!

    • Naomi Jesson says:

      Thank you Wendy! It’s a lot easier being away from my children, knowing that I am making a difference by being at work.

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