Despite having my parents live just next street, and a nanny who does everything for the girls when I travel, I still worry. I find it even more challenging because the husband is not here and works overseas from us, so imagine if something goes wrong, the blame goes to me solely.

When I travel for work, I make sure that:

  • the fridge is stuffed or at least filled with the things they might need while I am away.
  • enough cash is kept either with my mom or nanny in case they would need to buy something.
  • my youngest daughter’s medicines for asthma are available.
  • my grade schooler’s homeworks are done. There were times that I had to instruct my eldest and do it over the phone.
  • I call in the morning before my eldest leaves for school, lunch time, and before going to bed.

It’s not easy. I might be getting some travel perks that some people wish for, but really it’s not easy to manage.

Mitch Carvalho

YOUR DIGITAL MOM NEXT DOOR
A full-time home-based Marketing Manager by day, 24/7 Mom, and a Blogger at any time. I’m 43 and proud. Mom of Derelle & Erchelle, sharing my adventures as I walk through motherhood and having to do most things on my own while my Indian national husband works miles away from home.