I always say that if I ever meet the woman who coined the phrase "you can have it all" I'll slap her. Or, at least imagine slapping her. Seriously, each and every day you come up short somewhere. It's not possible to give 100% to two different priorities. On the mom side or on the work side, we never get it perfect. Did I mention we're both 'type 'A' controlling perfectionist over- achievers' who try really hard to get it right every day even though we're smart enough to know that's not possible? Does that explain the drive and then dissatisfaction when we have to leave work earlier than we should or come in on the weekends when we really want to be hiking or swimming with the kids?
Betsy and I both love our jobs and our kids (I only have one). Oh, and we have husbands. Yes, wonderful supportive husbands. Seriously, how on earth could we do it otherwise? And, our bosses are pretty great, too.
This is the beginning of the two of us "Media Moms" sharing our working mom moments with our coworkers, friends, other parents, our community and you. We hope it's worth the read.
And, don't give us a hard time about the blog taking four years to start. We're working moms, after all.