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All Moms Are Working Moms

Posted on: February 4, 2011

When I became a Mom I realized that you don’t have to collect a paycheck to have a job.  In fact, Motherhood often means having to pay others to help you with your own growing workload (pun intended).

I’ve spent time in both camps – The Stay-At-Home (what a misnomer that is!) and the Go-To-Work – and I have equal respect for both.  The truth is that stay at home Moms have work to do that often conflicts with caring for the children home with them.  Toddler-chasing can be a sport of Olympic proportions and is simply incompatible with adult productivity of any kind.

On the other hand, adding the responsibility of work outside of the home doesn’t change what is waiting for you when you come home after a long day at the office.  And the recent Snowpocalypse-driven unplanned day off from school is the perfect example of the fact that kids don’t care what you have going on at work.

Bottom line – love your role, whatever it is.  Whether your boss sits behind a desk or in a Johnny jump-up, whether your work wardrobe comes from Fruit of the Loom or Macy’s, your work is important and worthy of your very best.

~Michelle

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