A message to a working Mum

Life is so serious sometimes.  I mean, it can really pull you down.  It’s just gone 9pm and I’m contemplating whether it’s too late for a cup of tea.  Course it is, plus I don’t have the energy to go downstairs and wait for the kettle to boil – oh the dilemma.  I always thought having 2 kids was hard, then I had 3 and then I realised shit just hit the fan! Im 32 years old, by day I’m a child protection frontline social worker, by night, well some nights I’m a fashion/lifestyle blogger.  All the other days in between I’m a full-time Mummy, wife to a good man and owner of a goldfish my son won this summer that’s miraculously still alive.  Are Goldfish from fair’s supposed to live this long? Generally, my job is pretty full on, I see and deal with some awful stuff at work and my only solace is one of those Toffee Latte’s from McDonald’s on my break.

My inquisitive daughter asked me the other night, “Mummy, do you think you’re funny” to which I replied “sometimes” to which she replied “you make me laugh.” We had a moment, in fact, me and Mariyah have a lot of moments and it was at that point, I sort of realised how thankless a woman’s job is.  We are expected to wear all these hats all at the same time.  Be the fantastic Mother, be the career woman, be the good wife, be everything everyone needs you to be.  In the chaos, it’s so easy to forget about yourself.img_5628

Most importantly  and perhaps other working Mother’s would agree, finding or clawing back the time with the kids means the absolute world to me.  If that means breaking the rules every once in a while then why not? The other night instead of doing homework me and the kids scoffed down Papa Johns Pizza and talked absolute nonsense for what felt like hours.  I realised, my 7-year-old son had grown up so much and my 1 year old could now walk and has teeth…when did that happen?  I guess what I’m trying to say, and its so cliché, often the most precious things around us we take for granted.  We all get busy but try to reflect and take time out everyday for the things that are important to you.  Your job and daily worries will always be there but those special moments with your family are priceless.  We all make a conscious effort in our lives to be the best we can be for our kids.  I think its finding a good balance and when you find it, more often than not, you will find a happy medium within yourself and be a better person for it.

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