Trying To Do It All: A Printable for Working Moms versus SAHM {Day 1 of 31 Days}

My Mom Made That: 31 Days Logo

I grew up with a working mother.  I don’t remember my mother not working.  I believe that she only worked part time when I was an infant and toddler-aged, but I’m not sure.  I also grew up with a liberal feminist mother.  I remember being taking to an ERA rally when I was only 3 or 4-years-old. When I was in high school, I thought that only women who were weak-minded, or slow decided to stay home with their children.  Why would anyone stay at home with their kids, when they could be working?  When I was 18, and just starting college, I did honestly think that the goal of life was to be a Superwoman.  A Woman Who Did It All.  I wanted to have the job, not just a job, a good career.  I wanted to be at the top of my field.  I wanted to be a wife who kept a perfectly clean house that was beautiful decorated.  I wanted to be a mom with two or three well-behaved, brilliant children.  Boy, was I naïve!
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Pause: My Word of 2013 {Printable}

Take a moment.
Reflect.
Consider.
Pause.

I hadn’t considered my word for 2013. I wasn’t even planning on having a word. I had other things on my mind. You see, I’ve been busy. Busy juggling. Juggling the Monkey and the holidays, travel to visit family out of state, and Frogs’s extracurricular activities… and so on and so forth.  And then a week ago, I had to prepare to go back to work.  Technically, I returned from maternity leave at the start of December, but then had several weeks off for the holidays, so a week ago on Friday was my first real day back.  I was nervous.  In fact, that’s a gross underestimate.  I was terrified.  MM and I talked and talked, and I had come to the conclusion that I needed to re-evaluate my work-family balance.  Working full-time after the arrival of Monkey had become an untenable position.
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