mom vs mom {we both win}

i recently joined a BNSF Wives facebook page…in an attempt to make friends.  it’s harder than you may think.  i’m almost thirty, ya know….and it’s not like making friends in school or at work.  so facebook has been helpful in that regard, i guess.  i made three friends on facebook already…  (1) one fb friend before i moved, and we both had our babies about a week apart.  we have shared our pregnancy wishes and woes and ailments and even now share our mommy worries and excitement.  (2) one fb friend after i moved, who has a husband in the oil business so she very well understands the husband-out-of-town gig.  AND she understands the stay-at-home-mom gig too–which i’m fairly new to (almost a year now).  and she’s taught me how to coupon which is quite exhilarating at times.  umm, free nail polish for life….hell yeah!  (3) and one fb friend that hasn’t moved to fort worth yet, but we chat on fb like we’ve known each other for quite some time…we have a shared addiction to chocolate and wine.  {my husband cracks up every time i tell him that i’ve started texting with my new fb friend….he calls it second base….LOL}

anyway–i digress–on this new BNSF Wives page, i came across a blog post that really spoke to me.  because i once struggled with the idea of going back to work and putting maggie in daycare and then only getting about an hour with her before bedtime during the week and 2 days on the weekend.  and sometimes i struggle being at home because i left my career at a time when i was just getting started with the new role i’d obtained.  i do miss my lunch hour at berkeley’s cafe with coworkers.  and boy, what i would give to rustle the papers on rachel’s desk right now and see her fight the urge to straighten them for a minute before she gives in to her OCD. {ms. homiak, if you read this, maybe you could walk down the hall and give it a go for me…wink wink.}  but then i’m so very excited about the opportunity to paint and create while at home and finally work towards my passion.  and ya know, driving an hour to work to get paid to put maggie in daycare just seemed a little one-step-forward-two-steps-back to me.

but there are women out there who do it…everyday.  there are stay-at-home-moms who work hard to provide their child{ren} with a loving and supportive home environment, and provide their child{ren} with discipline and good morals, and raise them right.  and there are working moms who work hard to provide their child{ren} with a loving and supportive home environment, and provide their child{ren} with discipline and good morals, and raise them right.  no one “job” is better than the other.  no one “job” is harder than the other.  they are the same.  because the one thing they have in common is the word “mom.”

check this post out if you have time or are interested.  i liked it, so i thought i would share…

A Letter from a Working Mum to a Stay-at-home Mum and Vice Versa

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