I hope you're sitting down because I have a major knowledge bomb to drop on you. Ready? Here it is: Sometimes parenthood can be tough. And for those of us who work, there can be downsides to being a working mom. If only this was common knowledge! Why isn't some writing about what it's like to be a working mom?!?! Seriously though, in an era where most of us (OK, most of me) only post on social media on the good days, it's easy to feel like other people have it easier than you (OK, again, me). But I would venture to say that there are a lot of things that are part of all of our days that take a lot more effort than it appears, and it's worth it to recognize it.
I feel a little bit silly talking about working mom challenges because I actually really like my job, and I know that can be a major part of the battle. That said, as thankful as I am to have work that I enjoy, it can still be difficult. Doing my job will never feel quite as awesome as snuggling my toddler, or hearing him say a new word, or watching him point to toes and his tummy when asked (why is that the cutest thing ever?). And so, I still sometimes have to play motivational mind games to get myself together and be productive, like when: