Working, running and momming

I thought of a great post idea on my way home from work for my poor, little, neglected blog. As soon I walked in the house, I forgot the title and subject.

Upon my arrival, there were three hungry boys and a husband waiting for me, the nagging voice telling me I haven’t run for two days, the phone, homework, email, snail mail, laundry, tomorrow’s outfit and on and on.

I am not complaining but rather giving it up for working mothers! Having been on both sides of the fence, I am here to say, it is easier to be a stay at home mom than it is to work.  Hands down.

Today I vowed to leave at 5:00, it was about 5:10 but that’s not too bad. I will get this running problem figured out and then the blog will come along too!


About Anjanette Wiley

Runner, Co-founder @RiverRunClub, vegetarian, being ladylike is not my forte.

Posted on February 18, 2010, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Give yourself some time, Anj! You have to work into the work schedule for a few weeks. Then, you can start adding back in the things you love that you were doing before.

    Hope the job is going well! Miss reading you and “seeing” you on Twitter.

  2. Hang in there-it will all come into place. You start to learn the things you are willing to give up (in my case-clean house) and the things you refuse to give up (in my case running/working out) and once you get the family on board…it all starts to gell.

  3. I feel your pain. I too have been on both sides. It is hard working and maintaining the life you had as a SAH mom. You’ll figure out what you will be giving up and you’ll create a whole new schedule.
    Unfortunately sometimes it is friendships. Some friends will not really understand the enormous strain you are under to keep the family running and yourself too.
    Women need friends and sometimes I think friends who are not working full time don’t really take into consideration that you don’t mean to be disconnected or unresponsive it’s just that you haven’t figured out how to get it all done in one day. You are exhausted at the end of the day.
    You set your priorities. Husband, kids, work and then the others are based upon how many more hours you have left in your day.
    Sometimes you just need them to take the wheel and drive but they are used to you driving.
    It’s hard. I completely understand.

    “Some times you win, sometimes you loose, sometimes.. it rains”- Meat -Bull Durham.

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