Just so we're on the same page: being a mom is hard. Pursuing a career is hard. So, being a mom who’s pursuing a career is, of course, hard. These statements probably aren’t too surprising to most. However, I’m not able to always think about my current situation this rationally, thanks to looming deadlines and toddler meltdowns and piles of laundry that cloud my view. On the rare occasion that I’m being a grown-ass work at home mom, there are a few things that I don’t do. Spoiler alert: they’re not only related to overindulging on wine and episodes from the first season of UnREAL while “working.”
Seriously, while it’s probably not for everyone, I happen to like working-from-home very much. It works well for myself and my family, and it seems to be a far better option than the others we have tried (including but not limited to, working out of the home, not working, and laying on the floor wishing I was working while my baby played with blocks). There's definitely no "right way" to go about motherhood and there's no "right way" to go about finding and succeeding at your career, so just like it's no surprise that both those things are difficult, it's no surprise that how people handle both vary depending on the person and the circumstance and, well, you get the idea.
Despite the challenges, I am usually able to muster up some appreciation for our situation, especially when I'm able to conquer my to-do list by avoiding the television. Here are a few more things that fellow grown-ass work-at-home moms just don’t do: