What I Never Knew About Being a Working Mom - A Guest Post

One of my blogging friends Callie over at Through Clouded Glass recently had her fourth (!!!) baby and asked some ladies to take over her blog and write about all the things we never knew. I shared the ups and downs of working mom life, and all I didn't know before going back to work - especially about the difference between guilt and conviction.

Motherhood itself is hard, period, whether you work outside the home or have a home business or don’t do anything but take care of children. It is challenging and all-consuming work. And I also learned I can’t compare my experience or situation with anyone else’s, working or not. I looked at other women who worked more hours than I did and still had time for church commitments, community groups, and creative pursuits, while raising a family. I wondered, Why am I struggling so much? If she can do it, I should too!

Comparison is a beast that will ruin motherhood for you. As working moms, we have to move past comparing ourselves with others and feeling guilty for what we do or don’t do. This has been a hard lesson for me to learn, as I don’t like admitting I can’t do it all. But no one else’s family can tell you what makes your family thrive.