Today I'm guesting posting over at Carrots for Michaelmas about the big secret of staying family focused as a working mother.
"A perfect little house with just enough space to be comfortable and cozy. A yard big enough for adventures and exploration. A gaggle of smiling children. The ability to put real, wholesome food on the table for every meal. Hours spent living and growing in our lives together. A comfortable existence where every need is provided for and wants are never indulged too much. I see myself as the matriarch of this little dreamland; with enough hours in the days and no outside commitments except those we make as a family. These are the little things I daydream about and what my life does not look like.
In reality I am a working mother; or as I prefer an “employed” mother. I am not a woman who finds part of her vocation in a career or path that requires paid work outside the home, but just another woman trying to do right by her family. I am thankful for the job I have with its great benefits, understanding supervisors and non-standard schedule, but I’d rather be at home. My heart resides in my home, where my true vocation is, no matter where I spend my time. My focus is always on my family."