Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Work/life balance is such a hot topic these days. I feel lucky to have an employer that allows me the flexibility to be home with my baby on Wednesday afternoons. I have to say it's the highlight of my week. I don't think I'll ever regret not being a stay at home mom, but the thought sure does cross my mind sometimes. I can't help it when I get photos like this one texted to me during the day from my own mom. In that, I know I'm lucky. At least my baby is getting to spend the day with her grandma. I hope they'll have a special relationship because of it. I just wish I didn't have this mother's guilt. I don't think dads are as victim to it, and I think that says something.
Regardless, I think we're all just doing the best we can with what we have. Someone once told me that there are an incredible amount of minutes in the day. We don't realize how much time we actually have. There is always time to fit the important things in. And she's right. It's all a matter of perspective in some ways. Who would have thought I'd have time for a blog? But it's a worthwhile experience and an investment in myself. I also keep a journal for Kaelani that includes various entries to her from my husband and I, as well as our extended family. My mom did it for me, and it's the one of the greatest and most treasured gifts I've ever received. Perhaps, this blog will also serve such a purpose if she's able to go back and read these entries someday.
I'd love to hear what special things you do or keepsakes you've made for your baby. Is there something you definitely make sure you set aside the time to do to invest in yourself and recharge? Please leave a comment and share your ideas. I'd love to hear from you.