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Mom guilt can hurt the worst…

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Mom guilt can hurt the worst…

I experience some of my greatest guilt if and when I have to miss any of my boys activities due to my work schedule. How do you keep the delicate balance between career and family responsibilities?

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  1. Oh man, is this the question of a lifetime! I like to save vacation time/personal days so when events pop up, I have time I can take off. My husband and I take turns for the smaller events, so one of us is always present…. But I will say that my daughter asking me “Why aren’t you always at school working in the garden like Gracie’s mom?” last week was like a knife in the chest. 🙂

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  2. I have been extremely fortunate to work for companies with excellent flexibility when it comes to schedules and the ability to work from home when needed. I currently work exclusively from home, which is a huge blessing! I think flexible work schedules are becoming more the norm in the corporate world. Companies would rather keep the good employees they have happy than lose them and have to start over training new people. Even when I was in an office environment, my most recent bosses have been extremely understanding when it comes to family matters and taking time away from the office as needed.

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  3. I’m lucky for the moment that my girl is only 6 months, so there aren’t any school activities to miss yet. However, I do feel guilt when I have to work late and don’t get to see her very long before bedtime, and I feel like my “free time” is being at work. I don’t dare do anything else during the day that’s not with her since I can’t justify being away from her for some activity that ISN’T work-related. I don’t like that feeling…but I don’t think it’ll go away any time soon.

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