Friday, June 29, 2012

The Great Mommy Dilemma

You know that big job I was interviewing for ? They asked for references, which in my book is a good thing. I hope.

Or do I?

I'm still struggling with the idea of not being around the kids as much. They are so wonderful and make my anxiety just dissolves (and all sense of hearing due to the screaming). They are learning so much, doing so much, changing so much and so much damn fun!

This job would be an amazing opportunity for me. Get me into an area that I admire and love and I'd get to do all sorts of fun stuff.

My kids would miss me. Wouldn't they? I would miss them for sure.

I hate having this dilemma. Why can't I have a great job and a home life? DH, in his wise way, said 'just try it. if you don't like it or the kids don't like it.. we'll try something or somewhere else" big words from a life long NY'er.

Whatever happens I keep telling myself to be grateful for the choices. Grateful for the love I feel for my kids. Grateful for the job opportunities and working opportunities. A modern mommy moment for sure.


  1. Nothing is forever. IF you get a job offer and this is a job you feel is up your alley, try it. No harm, no foul. If it doesn't end up allowing you the life style that you know you need, quit and/or find something else.

    Nothing is forever.

  2. How likely is it that another opportunity like this would come up in another year or two when the kids are bigger? Would you be able to keep up the consulting for the long term? If you think it will make you happy, just try it. You can always leave if it doesn't work for your family. I really feel for you. It's so tough being a working mom, especially in such a demanding position. Best of luck, Kathy

  3. Go for it! It could be fabulous, but you'll never know unless you try. And if you hate it, you can go from there and make other choices. Good luck!