9 reasons being a working mom is even harder than you realized
Being a parent is difficult in any capacity -- whether you're a single parent or simply dealing with the struggles of newfound parenthood, there really is no easy route to parenthood (although that of course doesn't make it undeniably rewarding).
As an adult, especially one with a family, you have a responsibility to provide for not only yourself, but also other people who are fully dependent on you. A working parent often ends up with a hard-to-balance responsibility to not only earn money, but also fully be there for their children.
Several working mothers took to Whisper, the popular app that provides an anonymous platform for people to share their most honest thoughts, to explain the true difficulties of balancing home and work.
1. It's hard not to feel guilty about doing what you need to do:
2. The payoff is always satisfying when you're able to provide for your loved ones:
3. It feels like a vicious cycle of prioritizing when you're choosing the best way to care for your children:
4. Knowing that life milestones are being made without you can be seriously frustrating:
5. Tasting the stay-at-home mom life might make you resent your career:
6. Just because you know you should feel grateful doesn't necessarily mean you do:
7. Is striking a satisfying balance even possible?
8. Your love for your children can easily be the motivator to push hard at work:
9. Your dedication to your career can in turn provide your children with a valuable life lesson:
You haven't even scratched the surface -- check out Whisper to hear more from working mothers!
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