The Unemployed Mom blog focuses on the life of a Stay At Home Mom (SAHM), but I wanted to take a moment and talk about working moms. For 8 weeks of my son’s life (weeks 12 – 20), I worked full-time while he went to daycare. Not only was that tough mentally because complete strangers took care of my infant, but it was physically draining too since I was a nursing mom.

After a long day at the office, it was time to take care of the household duties (cooking, cleaning, laundry, etc.). Then, after my son was fed and cleaned, it was time to sterilize and prepare bottles for the next day. My son was still waking for night time feedings, which meant I was waking up too since I was his food supply. Those 8 weeks of my life were completely draining!

I remember being filled with mixed emotions during that time frame. I was exhausted from juggling work and home life and I felt guilty because I was missing out on my son’s life. It felt as though we didn’t get to spend any real quality time together because I was always on the go! I looked forward to our weekends and then Monday would return and my heart would break again. Now, I feel bad for my husband because he only sees our little guy for two hours during weekday evenings. He cherishes the weekends and dreads Monday mornings more than anything.

So, to all those working moms out there – you ROCK! I do not know how you do it.

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