WAHM: How We Found the Right Work and Child Care Balance for Our Family

Back when Rick and I were just married, before Ricky was born, I had this great idea: I was going to work from home full time with NO HELP once we had kids. An infant can’t be that hard to take care of, right? Looking back, I really can’t believe that either of us were so naive to think that was actually going to work. But after he was born, we tried.

We tried, and tried, and tried. And surprise of all surprises, it didn’t work.

Here’s the thing: no matter how little or big they are, being home with your kids means you have to be focused on your kids. Even today, if I spend too much time at my computer and Ricky wants my attention, he knows how to TURN THE COMPUTER OFF. I can’t imagine having to fight him every day just to get a little work done.

Don’t get me wrong – if you can do it, I totally commend you. It is probably THE hardest job in the world to work from home AND take care of your child(ren) at the same time. I just know that I can’t do it...Continue reading at The Mommyhood Project

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