I’m guilty of feeling guilty.
Worrying about the time I spend away from the kids.
Worrying that because both of us work, they’re missing out.
Worrying that I’ll regret it all some day.
I know that I have to work for the income, but I also know that I like working. Which of course just adds to the guilt. While our family benefits in lots of ways because both of us work (not having the house repossessed for example, is a good benefit) I do worry.
Perhaps though there is something positive to gain from work – maybe via the lessons I’m teaching the kids. I certainly don’t work in order to be a role model for them, but, we are where we are, so I took a look to see if they are learning anything useful from me about the world of work.
And happily, I came up with seven lessons that they might be learning. I wrote them down, and I felt better. Still guilty, but less so.
The 7 lessons I’m teaching my kids about work are on HerFamily.ie. Do you have more to add?
2 thoughts on “The 7 Lessons This Working Mother is Trying to Teach”
Your article just falls just on time as I’ve been feeling very guilty the past few days. Very good advice in there, my kids ask me what I did at work as well, wish is so cute coming out of a 3 years old mouth 🙂 I’m definitely going to try not too feel guilty any more! Thanks 🙂
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Delighted it helped you! It’s very cute being asked by a three year old isn’t it. And I know they’re so confused about what I actually do. They told me once that when they grow up they’ll have “proper” jobs, like owning restaurants or working in shops, not like my job in an office which isn’t as proper 🙂
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