Need a break

Mande - posted on 11/25/2008 ( 1 mom has responded )

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For the last three years everyone has been asking me how i cope and my answer was simple, easy, i have no other choice i just go ahead an do what is next on the list without thinking about myself and my needs. For the first time in three years i now feel exhausted, i love my twins and their younger sister to death but i can't wait for Monday mornings to get to the office and to be able to drink coffee that is still warm, actually finishing the coffee and still be able to think at the same time.



I run my own companies and i've always been extremely ambitious but for the first time in my life i had to say no to an excellent business opportunity that was handed to me as i can't imagine traveling between South Africa and Australia frequently without seeing my angels every day.

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Lisa - posted on 11/25/2008

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Sounds like you made the right choice! Money isn't everything, you have to get your priorities right and it sounds like you did. There is nothing wrong with enjoying your time away from your children---that's how you keep your own identity , that's how you can be a better mother and truly appreciate your time at home. I tried staying home with my children when they were 2 and my twins were 3 and my oldest was 11--- I about lost my mind 7 months into it--I never realized how much work was a part of who I am. I now work weekend package--which means I work 3 tweleve hour night shifts and I'm done for the week. This is the way that I found to work full time and be a full time Mom---I rarely miss anything at school because I don't work until 6:30 pm on Fri.. The point that I'm trying to make, is to keep trying to find the right balance for you so that you can regain some of your energy and enjoy everyone and everything that you work so hard for.

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