The long and short of it is, being a working mother is hard. Working from home is hard and working in an office is hard. Your work has to be completed no matter what and so does the housework, kids homework and it is just a matter of what works best for you.
It is tough going but the pleasure (remember Maslow’s hierarchy of needs – see diagram →) and the drive I get from starting and running my own business makes the sacrifices worth it.
Working for me would be the top two grids on the above pyramid. Working gives me self-esteem and self-actualisation. Being a mother and having a family around me allows me to have love and belonging. The two elements of working and being at home allows me to have safety & security and having physiological needs.
But there is no right or wrong combination to it all but what works best for you and your family’s needs. I admire all mothers, those who work away from home, work from home and those who stay at home to care for their kids and loved ones. I have done all three and they are all equally hard and challenging and they all come with their own pro’s and con’s.
Here’s to mothers everywhere. We are brilliant. Remember us women should support each other more. We are all in the same boat no matter what.
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