Worth It

I talk a lot about work/motherhood balance. How it tears at me and rips me from one direction to the other and back again. What I should talk about more is the example I set, and what my children see.

This might have been the best Mother’s Day gift I could get.

Omg too cute


  1. Beautiful. I have days when I feel like being a working mom makes me less of a mom, but notes like this remind me that it doesn’t.
    .-= Ashley´s last blog ..Margaret Atwood on censorship =-.

  2. it’s such a tough balancing act that’s got ridiculous amounts of guilt

  3. Wonderful! Smart and perceptive girl. Save it for the teenage years. I love to go back and read the Mother’s Day cards and crafts my kids made for me. Really helps when times get tough. Frequently read the essay, “Why I Have the Best Mom” my middle child wrote in 7th grade when he was 17 and 18. Helped.

  4. Best. Present. Ever.

    When my son was in preschool his lovely moms list included a comment that I stomp my foot when I get mad (which I never realized until that moment, but now that he’s older he does, too). You’d think the lovely preschool teacher who was writing down his words could have maybe edited a bit.

    Agree with Karen to save for the teen years!
    .-= kim.hormone-colored days´s last blog ..Funding for Gifted Education =-.

  5. I can top that Kim! One of the kids in H’s class wrote about her mom – a non drinking vegan – saying she likes to drink alcohol and eat chicken nuggets!!!! lol no editing there either!

  6. Wonderful. I’d love to have that framed up in my house so I could smile everytime I see it.
    .-= Alexandra´s last blog ..Flaming Skulls in the Sky =-.

  7. I think that’s adorable. Sometimes I miss those little kid times.
    .-= Karen´s last blog ..Cars =-.

  8. It is worth it! If my children did a similar project, for my job, they would probably say all I do is hike in the woods and take photos. (I work at a summer camp.)
    .-= Karen´s last blog ..Spring has sprung =-.

  9. Lately in my house we’ve had a lot of this conversation:
    “I don’t think I should be working. Why did I think taking care of the kids wasn’t enough?”
    Then my brilliant, funny daughter will say something at the dinner table like this:
    “When I grow up I might become a veterinarian. Or a mom.”
    Things like that make me happy that smart, brilliant women like you are making a new path, one without “either” and “or.” Rock on!
    (and Emma also wrote in school that salad is my favorite food – did she miss the chocolate?!)

  10. Now THAT is something to celebrate! Love it!

    At home and at the White House. These are GOOD days.
    .-= Susan @WhyMommy´s last blog ..Thanks, Mom =-.

  11. I think our kids don’t see it the way we do. We suffer so much guilt when they in fact benefit from having strong, independent mothers. Especially our girls.

  12. Absolutely adorable.

    That balancing act is a precarious one. If you figure it out before I do, please let me know.
    .-= Meg´s last blog ..Anonymity and Me =-.


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