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The Guilt of Being a Working Mom

I wake up in the morning to two of the most beautiful faces I have ever seen and I am greeted with tired eyes and sleepy smiles and I think to myself how lucky I am to have such amazing children.  We get our breakfast and get dressed for the day and then I am plagued with enormous guilt that this will be the only time that I get to see my boys for the day because I will be headed off to work while they stay at home with their daddy.  My job is unfortunately not a 9-5 and the majority of my shifts really cut into my time with the boys.  A lot of the time I only see my boys for a few hours a day because of the hours I am scheduled and I feel lucky if I make it home before their bed time so that I can give them a bath and put them to bed.

I want to be able to provide what I can for my children and when I initially went back to work it was to give my poor brain a rest from constant baby talk and sesame street.  Now, I long for the days when the three of us would watch tv in my room and just spend time together, or the days where we went for a walk to the park, or reading time.  I just feel like I am missing out on a lot of big moments with them and it hurts my heart.  

Is this a common problem among working mothers?  If so, what do you do to maximize your time at home with your children?  What sorts of activities do you do? 

Life and Love

I am sitting here feeling a little bit of cabin fever due to the cold weather. I am seriously over the weather here and ready for it to be warm again! Since I have been feeling a little bit down I decided to make something to lift my spirits and thought that I might as well share so I hope you enjoy!

It was a rainy day…

It is a rainy day here in my small town in Ontario with clouds, fog and just kind of a blah feeling in our household.  When you wake up on the wrong side of the bed sometimes it takes the smallest thing to turn your whole day around.

So I decided to take my oldest son to the park. I went to the park in my neighbourhood and it was closed off because they are tearing it down and rebuilding.  So then I went to a park in a neighbourhood near mine and again, it was also closed off and being rebuilt.  I had to put my little man in the car and go on a journey to find a park for him to play in.  Now the weather wasn’t really the greatest today, but we did end up finally finding a place to play.  Instead of the actual playground, he preferred to play in the open field.   I let him run around for a LONG time.  He picked dandelions, pick up maple leaves and all in all had a great time.  When we were done in the field we took a long walk along the bike paths.  Junior loves watching people ride by on their bikes, he wants to pet every dog that is walking with their owner, smiling at the people walking by, he is just a social butterfly and I couldn’t be more proud of him.

Junior

Junior with leaf

Picking Dandelions

Picking Dandelions

I’m glad that we were able to find something to do on this rainy dark day that changed the mood for us.  Now hopefully we can bring the happy mood back to our house and change the mood for daddy and baby.