Working Mom’s Guilt

I work all day, at times overtime too! I travel, and sometimes do not sleep in the house for a week. Part of the job, so what can I do. When I come home at 7pm, I immediately cook for the household, most of the time still with my office clothes on. Play a little with the kids before they doze off to sleep.

This routine repeats for 5 days, and if we are lucky enough, come Saturday of each week, I take them out for  a treat. That’s how I put my guilt in its proper place.I give time, not just time but attention to my kids. I be like a kid, if needed. I play with them and do the things that will make them happy and excited. These moment are also maximized when the nanny goes on her day off. I am left alone with the girls and attend to them as if there is no one else around them. I bathe them, I change my bunso’s soiled diaper, I prepare something special for breakfast.

I also play teacher to my eldest as I check her artworks and writing. We play dress up game and waste a little of my make-ups for their dolls.

At the end of the day, both the girls and I are happy. No more guilt feeling for leaving them 5 working days every week.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Blogger since 2007 | Home-based Marketing Assistant | WAHM | Ex-OFW | Music enthusiast | Cactus and Succulent Hobbyist | A 41 y/o mom of two lovely girls sharing her adventures as she walks through motherhood and having to do most things on her own while her Indian national husband works miles away from home.

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  1. the reason why i resigned from my former work and agreed with my husband to help him na lang run the family biz, to have more time with my kids who are both sickly.

    ang ganda naman sis ng presentation ng biscuit, fita ba yan? topped with chiz whiz and bacon?

    thanks for following my new blog 🙂

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