distant family, holiday season...all while working! need advise!!!

Bridy - posted on 12/27/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )




My husband and I have chosen to put all the "eggs" in my career's basket which has moved us around a lot. We have landed 18 hours from both his and my parents and no one is coming to visit for the holiday. My husband is a stay at home with our almost 7 month son, and while I'm working +10hour days (work for a major tech retailer) I can't help but not feel the holiday sprit. When I get home, I can tell that he's disappointment that I am not in the holiday spirit as being the busiest season for my job, stress, and all the while I'm trying to make "home aid" stockings for both him and our son before the new year comes... I'm trying to do it all, be in the holiday spirit, have a successful career, volunteer, and be the best mom and wife I can be. All I can do is feel that I'm letting everyone down... Anyone else out there have some advise on how to not be super woman?!!


Michelle - posted on 12/27/2014




Let your husband know that you can't do everything. You also have to realize that super woman doesn't exist. I understand that you want to do all these things for your family but spending some quality time with them is far more important.
Your son is young for such a small amount of time and you need to make sure that you are with him as much as possible.
I understand that retail this time of the year is horrible (I'm a retail manager as well) but I also know that my family still need me. I make sure the basics are done but if the house isn't spotless because I took my family to the park then who cares?

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