Work-at-home moms, can I get an AMEN?
Never sleeping. Like, ever.
Play with the kids all day, spend time with the husband in the evening, work when everyone goes to sleep.
Trying to quiet your child while on a business call.
What you want to say when you’re asked to go to an in person meeting.
We’ll never admit this though.
Having to find appropriate clothes for said meeting.
Are yoga pants acceptable business meeting attire?
The barista informing you that the coffee shop is about to close.
But really, we’re never finished working.
The reaction you get when you try to explain to others that you are, in fact, a working mom.
“Riiiiight, but you work from home.“
Finding out your sitter has to cancel. And you have a deadline.
I GUESS THIS WORK WILL HAVE TO DO ITSELF!
Being judged for being on your phone at the park.
It doesn’t even bother us anymore.
Your husband telling you he has to work late.
The later you work, the later I work.
Not being able to go to playdates with your stay-at-home mom friends.
There’s always a deadline.
Trying to find a decent “workspace” in your house.
It’s laughable, really.
Overall, working from home is the best of both worlds and the worst of both worlds. Having been a working mom, stay-at-home mom, and now a work-at-home mom, I can confidently say each role has its pros and cons, and none are harder than the others. They all have their own qualities that make them suck, and the ones that make them awesome.
Kuddos tot he author for this article! Finally an article that was written exactly for me, I’m involved in several jobs some of which are my own. We also have 2 kids that are home most of the time, and my husband and I work from home. No one really understands us but the article got it right. Loved it!
So glad you liked it Crystal! I bet having your husband working from home as well adds a new set of struggles (and joys).
This was to real … I almost cried but I don’t have time, I’m on deadline and it’s 9pm. #solidaritysister