Ya so the last post...just sort of threw it all out there. So..."Always Just A Mom" has a whole new meaning now.
1. I'm "Always Just A Mom" no matter what my relationhip status is and who I am with.
2. I'm "Always Just A Mom" even if I work outside the home and try to balance being a mom and a professoinal.
3. I'm "Always Just A Mom" even if I have to share custody and don't have my boys with me every day and every night.
So over the next few days I'm going to look at these different roles. What it's like to be a single mom (something I never thought would happen to me), working full time and taking care of two toddlers and also trying to balance a relationship with my ex and maintain positive parenting techniques.
No matter what...I'm "Always Just a Mom".
Many of you who have read my blog in the past remember me staying at home, starting an online business and just trying to be the "perfect" wife. Many of people who have read my blog and who know me thought the same thing...there was a lot of my life I covered up, kept guarded and was too embarssed to share. You don't want to publicize the negative, you want to focus on the positive and so many of the blogs I read made me feel inadequate. Not on purpose of course, just realizing my life in my blog was a lot prettier than the life I was actually living.
I was fairly honest about staying at home but there were many days I wanted to rip my hair out. I missed being at work, I missed the connection I had with other professionals and I missed feeling important. I know that staying at home with your kids is ideal but guess what...it doesn't work for everyone. Will there be days I wish for my stay at home schedule again...sure...but there will never be days I will miss the relationship I was in, there will not be days I wish to raise my boys where there was yelling and disrespect going on.
Life is messy and sometimes in "Blogger Land" we don't show the messy, we don't think about the messy and we don't want to admit the messy. I will not get into the details of my messy life because that's not what I want this blog to be about. I want to continue focusing on my kids and my life as a mom.
This blog is going to be about the challenges and perks of being a single, working mom and that even thought it's not the optimal situation it's still one that can work.
I hope you will continue with me on this journey of parenting, crafting, cooking and now balancing all that with a professional life...stay tuned...ya never know what's gonna happen next! The beauty of being a mom!