If we take a step back and really consider the life that goes with that kind of perfect, sterile environment, it loses its appeal.
I can volunteer with the best of them and I devoted every last shred of my time and energy, because it was for the kids.
It’s been the kind of day that we’ll forget eventually, as time fades the bad and highlights the good.
I didn't need to be reminded that while the days drag, the years fly. I didn't need to be told that one day I will long for the tasks that once seemed so difficult and exhausting.
I sincerely apologize to any and every woman I’ve ever said anything negative about, or joked about in regards to being a stay at home mom. It’s not easy. In fact it’s the hardest job I’ve ever had.
After the birth of my daughter, I didn’t want to return to my old job. I wanted to give that energy to my family instead. I dedicated myself to them. One year became two, then my second daughter was born.
After three years as a stay-at-home-dad, I started to get an itch. It was the kind of itch that I couldn’t really reach.
A few months ago I lost my job. It was a pretty typical office-type job. I’d been there almost 19 years, and though I’d held many positions within the company during that time, each day was pretty much the same.
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By Sarah Cottrell. Mother’s Day is Sunday and in the recesses of my mind I am already wishing for the decadence of expressed appreciation from my small brood.