Thursday, February 24, 2011
The Work at Home Mom Myth
Some people think that because I work from home I have all sorts of time on my hands.
Yes, working from home is convenient, but no, it's not easy.
Ever try to have a conference call with a 1 year old tugging at your pant leg? How about trying to be creative and design a great ad while the dog is scratching at your leg to be taken out? Try talking to a client, designing a stationary package, feeding a baby and making a pb&j for the 5 year old all at once.
I haven't even touched on what I have to do while I clean the bathroom.
It's not for sissies.
Most of the time, I end up doing even more work after the kids are in bed, which means I have a lot of late nights.
And that's just work, people.
I also help teach Sunday school and organize our Sunday school ministry. I am currently designing our church directory, volunteer my time for a local community festival, as well as committees for the Chamber of Commerce. Oh, and let's not forget the workshops I teach for non-profit organizations or the class I'm teaching next week at the community college for high school students.
Please understand, I am NOT saying any of these things because I want a pat on the back or any type of recognition whatsoever, because I don't give of myself for that reason. I am just clearing up a common misconception about stay at home Mom's and in the process hoping to inspire others to give back more.
Did I mention I have a house, a husband, two kids and a dog?
Yeah, I'm busy...
But No, I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world. I love my life and the people in it. I am truly blessed. It is what I am thankful for this Thursday. Even with all of the craziness, my heart is the happiest it has ever been.
I'd love to write more, but seriously....who has the time???
Posted by Donna at 1:35 PM