A Working Wife

Thursday, February 11, 2016

This is going to be real talk. So, get ready.

I've been finding it really hard lately to balance my work life and my personal life. Work is all consuming with a 50 hour work week and some weekends.

| Photo taken by Olive and Tate

My question to you: How do you ladies do it?

I struggle sometimes keeping my professional self in check and have a hard time leaving all of that baggage at the front door, but my husband never faults me for it.
There are nights that I am so exhausted that I just can't muster up the energy to cook dinner, or I might not have time to do laundry or really just would love nothing more than to lay in bed and watch trashy tv. We are just a family of two for right now, and I can only imagine how you women with children do it. I have the utmost respect for all working and stay at home mothers.

As you can probably tell, blogging has been put on the back burner for a few weeks now, and I absolutely hate that.  I wish there were more hours in the day for me to spend writing, taking pictures and talking to y'all. But, since there isn't, I have to just use my time wisely.

To be completely honest with you, I am terrified of what the future holds. Once Andrew and I have children, will I be able to work as much as I do, cook as often as I'd like or keep my hobbies like blogging? I certainly hope so and want to make it a goal of mine to keep up with my current lifestyle. I am not naive and know that my life will turn upside down, but I'd like to think that I can still maintain a lot of the same priorities that I have now.

And no, I'm not pregnant.

How do you do it? Are you a working mom or even a stay at home mom that struggles with this? Please send some positive thoughts telling me that it's not that bad.

Linking up with Annie for Thoughts for Thursday


  1. I totally feel you! We are a twosome right now and i have no idea what life will look like when we add more into the mix!

  2. I think taking it day by day is so important! On days you just cant muster up cooking dinner or doing laundry you shouldn't feel like it HAS to be done...it will get done just not at that moment!! It sounds like you have a supportive and wonderful husband and luckily they make things a bit easier too! xo, Biana

  3. I totally relate to this post. Sometimes I'm so tired after work that I don't want to get off the couch. How do people manage kids? I wonder if you just have to power through. I wish I had advice for you! I'll have to come back and read the comments to see what other people say.

  4. Hey! New blog follower from the linkup here! I'm a mom of two now (sometimes that doesn't even seem possible), but I can totally relate to those feelings when I was childless, married and working. I still work full-time, married, blog and now do it with two kids in the mix and the secret to managing it all...you just do it! At each stage in the game you can't imagine adding to it, but I promise that you do. You adjust, sometimes re-prioritize and somehow the universe gives you the energy you need. Before kids I couldn't imagine what that would look like and how I'd manage as I felt that my plate was already full. Then we had one kid and I couldn't imagine how people with two kids do it, but here I am doing it! My advice is to not beat yourself up for what your aren't doing, but enjoy what you are doing. I promise in 10 years you won't remember silly meals you didn't make or blog posts you didn't write...you'll remember what you accomplished with your job and the precious time with your husband and friends before kiddos. Have a great day!

  5. My work gets busy in waves. Some months are abolsutely crazy and some are a little slower. What I thrive on is a routine at home. I assign certain tasks to certain days of the week so I don't stress about not having everything done all at once. Does that make sense? Like I only do laundry on weekends and don't think about laundry at all until then. I think a schedule and routine would help so much once kids are in the picture. And setting some "me" time aside is really helpful too!

  6. Girl, I've had the exact same thoughts, especially now that I've started a new job. I just can't sit on the computer like I did in the old days and hate when I can't be consistent with my blogging- but hey, the job comes first. And Ryan and I think the same thing when it comes to kids. By the time you work, work out, and cook, you just have a little time to yourself so maybe something "clicks" when you're ready for a kid, but for us it's going to be quite a while. Hang in there and do what's best for YOU!

    xo, Kristina

  7. I have these thoughts all the time and we don't even have kids yet! you aren't alone! I can't even see myself as a full-time SAHM because I worked SO hard for my degree and career and I take pride in that but I'm sure when I have babies I will want to work part-time


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