Please make sure you give her a stuffed animal at nap, dilute her juice, and have her wash her hands…
These are just some of the many phrases that you may hear a mom speak as she hands off her kid to someone else to head to work. Does this sound like you? I remember the first couple months I had Vera in daycare I drove the daycare staff nuts. With all of my demanding requests from washing her hands to she needs her stuffed giraffe at nap-time. A few times the director pulled me aside to let me know I was making the teachers feel like they were walking on egg shells. I didn’t realize that was what I was doing, but I also didn’t know what else to do with the emotions towards someone else watching my child. Let’s take a look at some of the natural emotions that moms face when leaving their child for the day and how we can properly deal with these emotions.
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I recall the days I would be in the office and see a mom with her baby out running her daily homemaker errands and think to myself “Why can’t I be home with my baby too, this isn’t fair?”. The truth is that I am not the only one struggling with seeing my child for only two hours each
day before she is soon off to bed just to start all over the next day. If that is you and you desire to be home again or for the first time, let me tell you it is possible.
As you may already know I currently take care of Vera full-time and work a full-time job. In 2014 I began my journey doing both mom and bread-winner. It has been a challenging ride and I am learning all the time on ways to be a better mom and person.
The Search Begins
It was now just Vera and I that summer. My mind was racing not sure what I was going to do as I was used to being a full-time homemaker. The full-time income in our house had came to a screeching halt and now I was left to pick up the pieces and put this puzzle together. As a homemaker my duties were to take care of Vera, cooking, cleaning, and budgeting so I wasn’t completely lost when it came to handling finances. I told myself that there was no way that I would be working outside the house and I searched day and night on how I could continue to stay at home while paying the bills. We were renting a townhouse not to far from the strip and it wasn’t the best neighborhood but it was where we were. I was looking for answers from family to the internet on what the next step was going to be. The pressure of paying next month’s rent was coming on strong. Was it all about to boil down to finding a job outside the house and now searching for childcare for Vera?
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