Archive for ‘Family’

October 26, 2011

When Boredom Strikes

For a working mom at home, balancing my time between nurturing my family and attending my career responsibilities is not an easy task to do. Well, take it from me since I’ve been in the industry for relatively long years.

There are stuffs that I need to do personally like unwinding yet I just cannot because of some responsibilities at home. I miss going out with my friends, I want to go watch movie just like any other woman or go shopping and have fun with friends. I miss my life in the outside world yet I do not have pretty much choice but to stay at home with my family. These kinds of stuffs are fairly omitted when you get the option of being a work at home mom.

I have been into sales before I became a mother and started working online. Sometimes, I just could not help it but miss the daily grind of corporate life, the everyday commute to work, the traffic, meeting colleagues and clients and interacting with different kinds of people as well.

However, in life there are always twofold in every situation there are good and bad, intelligent and dumb, right and left, and up and down etc. You just need to go with the flow and make your life easier by learning how to balance it properly.

One advantage of venturing a working career is you get to spend a lot of time with your love ones particularly if you have a toddler at home. It is something that all working parents with over demanding schedules would really want to experience yet they cannot possibly do that.

However, working at home means missing your life in the outside since you get to spend your entire time working and tending your family. In short, you don’t have any time for yourself. And life is dull if all you got to interact with are online friends – Facebook buddies, Skype and Yahoo contacts, LinkedIn connections and Twitter followers.

In conclusion, there is always a certain part of me that misses the outside life. I am just a human, I may sometimes feel occasional boredom but this is life. Life is not that easy so we need to generate a certain system to survive. What matters most is we know how to cope up with boredom and loneliness and move on!

October 25, 2011

Work At Home Mom With A Sick Kid

As a work at home mom, I have been provided with a great opportunity to earn by means of working online.  Aside from that, I get to experience a huge amount of time to be with my family especially when my child is sick.

My son had been sick for a couple of days and I need to work double time to meet both my responsibilities at home and my career online. The past few days were like a circus, we were in the midst of tending our sick child who has had cough, fever, and colds.

I tried to finish my tons of work early so I can attend to my son’s needs and stay beside him every single minute of the day. He had cried all day – feeling uncomfortable because of his bad coughs. Also, I have to deal with terrible back pain. This was my dilemma ever since. Once I got tired, my back will start to ache like crazy and it is really the hardest thing for me. Not to mention, my husband and I were like zombies because of insufficient sleep but life must go on. After all, this is why I work at home to take care of my family’s health. I can attend to my sick child even when I’m working at home simultaneously.

Fortunately, I got to patch things up and maneuvered an effective schedule to balance my work and my family at once. One essential key point for a WAHM like me is I need to manage my time seriously by following a system that will make both of my career and family go smoothly.

Well, even if I’m a WAHM for quite long years it will still come to a point that it is pretty hard for me to handle things at once. But even if I am torn with all the stuffs that I do, I will never be tired when it comes to my child. Thank God, Drexx is feeling a lot better now.

** comic cartoon from the Cynical Woman **

October 9, 2011

Hardships of a Work at Home Mom

Whoever said that being a man is better than being a woman? Well perhaps they just don’t see the hardships of the working moms. If being a worker is hard, try doing it while taking care of the family especially if you have a little child. Then maybe you would learn why the equality rights of the male and female was established.

Yes, being a working mom is perhaps as difficult as being a man or even harder. If men face battles and challenges in their work, women face twice as much as that, facing a war that starts from waking up in their home and being done until everyone in the family has gone to bed. This war is much more stressful than that being fought in Iraq due to the fact that you are protecting not only yourself but rather those whom you love the most and serving each and every one of the members. And also, the enemy is not just from the outside but also on the inside, meaning, you have to fight even yourself just to serve and protect.

Members of the family always demand for some time from the mother and thus making it harder for her to concentrate on what she is doing. The little ones, in particular, hug most of a mother’s time because they are the ones that truly need much attention. And this comic strip is a picture of what a working mother is going through each day of her life. If you’d be able to look beyond what you can see, you’ll be able to realize that her life is a mathematical expression where everything in her surroundings adds to her hardships and almost everything that she feels are the ones that multiply the stress. But in the end of the day, her love for those whom she serves is the only thing that makes her at ease and neglect all the efforts that she made throughout the day.

*comic by For Better or For Worse Comic Strip by Lynn Johnston