The NaBloPoMo prompt of the day is this:

Making family time is important to me. How do you balance your children, relationship, and work life?

This is actually an issue I suspect I’ll be dealing with soon. Being a new mom, I’m probably still in the honeymoon phase. When I think of the possibility of putting my baby in day care, I shudder. I love that I get to spend all of my time with her, that I am her biggest influence, that I see every tiny step she makes towards being a walking talking person. I’m thrilled that I have the ability to do my small job from home, supporting the small business that makes a living for my family. If my husband weren’t such a hard worker, I wouldn’t have the wonderful opportunity to be a full-time mom.

That being said, I can count on one hand the number of hours I’ve been able to go out without a baby for something that isn’t household related. I’m a homebody, so this maybe isn’t as bad as it would be for the average person. Still, though, I do miss being able to spend time doing things other than momming.

I suspect that in the future I’m going to need breaks. I’m going to need a part-time job, maybe. Hell, even a full-time job, what do I know? Our life would definitely be easier if I was earning a second income, that’s for sure. But would I trade wallet flexibility for the time I spend with my daughter? Not yet, definitely not yet.

As unbalanced as my life is, I feel okay with it. I made the decision to bring a beautiful baby into this world, it’s my responsibility to take care of her in the best way I can. And for me, right not, the best way I can is by being entirely devoted to her growth. My scale has baby on both sides, and I couldn’t be happier.

Balance
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