Thursday, July 28, 2011

I am

almost looking forward to going back to work.

Being home with a 2 year-old all day and night is extremely challenging.

I have a lot of respect for stay-at-home parents because I know there is no way I could ever do it.

I think I would go totally crazy and be in real need of social work services myself.

I consider myself very lucky that I have the best of both worlds.

I work a professional job during the week, that allows me to use my brain, be around other adults, yet also allows for flexibility to be home with my son if needed.

My child gets to spend time with his grandparents and his cousins while I am at work, which enables him to build special bonds with family.

I also have a husband that adores his boy, which is observed by his closely playing and interacting with him. They usually spend most early evenings together, allowing me to get some much needed yoga-time in.

My life is far from perfect though, and I really do struggle with the parenting stuff.

It honestly does take a village and having a supportive family is so valued and important when it comes to child-rearing.

It makes me strongly feel for the people too, who do not have this kind of network, yet, are able to raise their children well.


  1. I was a stay at home mom for a few years. It is SO hard, especially when you don't have any mommy friends. I was a young mom (20) and I completely lost my identity. It wasn't until I decided to be a social worker that I finally found my calling...and myself.

  2. I completely agree. I feel guilty when I say "I could never be a stay at home mom" but it's the truth. Many of my friends are stay at home mothers and I totally respect them for that.