I hearby declare that every mother be entitled to a “Mommy Break” at least once a year.
The well-being of her family depends on it.
As a mother, whether you are staying at home or working, you are on the job 24/7. How is that?
As a working mom, you have your duties at work, only to come home and be faced with your duties at home. When you’re at work, a part of your mind is thinking about what you need to get done at home. When you’re at home, a part of your mind is still on work.
And let’s not even talk about the guilt that exists in both areas over what you STILL haven’t had time to do yet.
As a stay-at-home mom, you live with your job. You can’t take a break from thinking about what you need to do because you LIVE with what you need to do. Socializing requires a concentrated effort. You don’t have built-in chatting opportunities with colleagues at work. You’re working a job that you rarely get recognition or appreciation for. And there’s no compensation/reward program that keeps you motivated or gives you a sense of accomplishment.
The thing is, we love our families and that’s what keeps us going, fighting the good fight, day after day.
But this mental and emotional pressure can get exhausting over time, and that’s why you need to take what I call a “Mommy Break”.