THE CHALLENGES OF BEING A WORK FROM HOME MOM
|All Mom's Deserve A Chance To Bloom|
Well as most know I lost my brick and mortar job this past January. I have been trying to get my home business and freelancing going but it has had a slight issue. My soon to be ex and my children all believe that since I am at home I have nothing but free time on my hands. This is hardly the case! This morning I already was working online freelancing, then after that was on my porch posting stock to my resell store. This is not including the fact that I have 10 incomplete crafting projects sitting on my desk in my office area that could very easily take 2 hours and they would be done and ready for the online gift shop. What have I done so far today? Laundry, dishes, and cleaning! I will admit I am happy about the fact that I got the 60 items posted for my store but where does the line between working from home and always home to being a maid form a wall?
The thing is I am not the only mom who has this issue. There are plenty of moms who have been able to find their niche and be stay at home working moms. This gives them the working flexibility of being able to work and still be there for their kids. However, I have had a lot of moms who do this tell me that they feel as if being home gives people the idea that they are free anytime and could do anything they want.Along with all the other moms out, there are trying their best to find the balance between work and home life while being in the home. With my pending single mom status for me, failure is not an option.
Now before anyone complains don't get me wrong moms who work outside the home have to struggle for that home and work balance as well. I was struggling to find it and when I had mentioned it to my previous boss they said I could quit as full-timers are subject to whatever schedule they gave us. For most woman, we are so afraid of not having the job we need to help support our family we sometimes can not fight as much as we like for the home and work balance. Especially in Florida, a company can fire you for whatever they want as its a right to work state.
So how do you moms maintain the work/life balance? Do you feel like the struggle is hurting your family? Do you feel like I do as if your being taken advantage of wanting to work from home and then have to put up with the attitude of well you just don't do anything while you're at home? I know after this blog post for me personally, I am going to be back on the porch where my merchandise for my resale store is and post a bunch more between laundry loads and dishes. Who knows maybe I will be able to get around the porch sometime this week so I can you know use the porch maybe!
To all the moms who work at home or outside of it my hat is tipped to you today as the struggle is real for all of us. I for one don't plan on failing this challenge.
Blessings to you all,