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November 07, 2011

I just checked google analytics and I'm surprised I still have many followers.  To those that check in weekly, I'm sorry I haven't been posting.  As you know from my previous posts, I've moved from NC to Va and started working full time.  It's been a busy transition and things are very slowly winding down. 

My concern has been for my children because they are used to mommy being available 24/7 and now I am juggling work and home. I thought my kids would  suffer my absence but they are still thriving.  I cannot volunteer at their school as often as I used to but they are making tons of friends and loving school.  I don't get to drive them to school and even leave for work an hour before they leave for school.  Still, they responsibly finish getting ready for school and always look forward to riding the bus. 

There was value in being home with them during the preschool years but there is also value in being a working mom now that they are a bit older and more self sufficient.  As we get ready in the morning, my daughters are learning lessons in time management and promptness. They realize the importance of being on time for work by the attention I give it.  The night before we pick out, iron, and lay out our clothes for the next day.  Lunches are planned, bags are packed, shoes and coats are hanging in the closet.  Being a working mom gives me the opportunity to show the importance of these things that I would otherwise fail to show as a stay-at-home mom.

I still think there is so much value to being home with your children and I miss it.  My children do not get as much one-on-one time with me.   I definately don't get to teach as much as I'd like. For those of you who want to give your children enrichment but don't have time, you can have them go to http://www.starfall.com to learn how to read.  I also have a long list of technology sites to help children advance in several areas such as math, language, history, and problem solving.  For a complete list go to  http://www.mommyteaching.com/blog/tag/Technology     there      Thttp://www.mommyteaching.com/blog/tag/Technology http://www.mommyteaching.com/blog/tag/Technology http://www.mommyteaching.com/blog/tag/Technology http://www.mommyteaching.com/blog/tag/Technology

Upon reflection, I've come to realize the time I spent home with my daughters strengthened our bond and my time with them as a working mom enables me to teach more operational lesson on life and how to thrive in the real world.  My thought is that if you have support and help from family you trust, your children will thrive in each situation.

  

 

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Comments: 2

vickie (January 28, 2012)

That was very well-said.  I always say that kids are resilient and they can adjust way better than we can imagine.  Consistency and a loving home provide the framework for children to feel secure and that is possible regardless of the parents’ working situation.

WoodsSTEFANIE (November 13, 2012)

I enjoyed this article.

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