Today I was googling pictures of a working mom, I wanted to see if there was something I liked to put on an invitation for a “mom get together” next school year.
It got me thinking of the hilarious pictures I have of me actually being a mom and working more than full time while raising my daughters.
There are pictures we see that show that after the day job of a working mom, we enter into our “real job” from 5pm until whenever.
This was me for many years and as all working mom’s we learned to schedule our at home work time around our children’s homework and sleep schedule.
For years my work was segmented in threes, first work segment early about 5:ish am before kiddies had to wake up, second work segment while they were in school for whatever time that could give me, preschool not so much and then the third work segment was typically my most productive because I wasn’t interrupted by client calls or meetings. This segment was after my girls went to sleep on the appropriate time schedule according to their physical needsl I found I could work as late as I could depending on the level of my fitness where I could operate on more or less sleep. For many years I could work until midnight before calling it a work day.
My pictures of a working mom in my mind are my memories of working anywhere and everywhere, in my car, on my car, in the doctors office, on a plane, on a train (Portland to Seattle). Searching for any hotspot and then scurrying to find power outlets anywhere possible. For a time this was much before we could carry around our own power and before nearly all business’s has guest wireless access.
As I reflect on these “pictures” in my past, it brings such happiness to me because not only am I still living these days for the most part, I am also enjoying them even more now as I have become quite adept at this position. For this position garners the most important title I hold.
Single Working Mom, a picture that represents happiness for me!