One of the downfalls of being a working mom is that every now and then you get a wave of guilt. Parenting books do not often speak kindly of working parents and it can be really grinding.
After having such an amazing time at home over Thanksgiving Break with my family, going back to work again was surprisingly difficult.
I cherish every moment I can spend with my daughter. Staying home is not an option for me as far as taking care of my family goes. With Doc finishing medical school, we depend on my income.
I love my job. I'm good at it, it's fulfilling, and I am extremely grateful to have the opportunity to do what I love everyday. Sometimes it is just a little difficult to move past the guilt I feel when Little Bird doesn't want me to drop her off in the morning at daycare.
So! Here are positive solutions to missing my daughter/feeling guilty about not being able to stay at home with her all the time:
1.) Read parenting books/websites/blogs to come up with ways to make the time I get with her as valuable as possible.
2.) Plan things to do with Little Bird when I get off work
3.) Continue to remind myself that I will get to have every holiday break, including the Summer, to spend with her.
Little Bird is a happy child. She shows no signs of being impaired because I have to work. This is, I think, one of those things we get in our heads when we are responsible for someone. I just need to relax and stop worrying about it!