I felt like I could do both for too long.. work from home and looked after my girls/manage the house.
After 5 years of trying to balance I broke.
I couldn’t do either without a feeling of guilt and doubt for not being able to do both with my “all”
Now I look back and laugh at my crazy arsed self.
I had established the means to take a pause. Be with my girls. Explore other avenues. What a golden opportunity I had been throwing away in attempting to prove some stand I made as a young determined feminist over 20 years ago.
Each family does what it does. I know many fathers that choice to stay home now. I know others that both have part time jobs. Or freelance.
There is no right or wrong. We each choose what works as best for us in that moment with what we know.
Those marching, those working, those staying at home are all doing their best.
Love this piece.
A valued human who is at this point in her life a household manager and mum, who also uses her voice and shares it… rippling food for thought to the world. Amazing I say.
Thank you for being you.