A Working Mum Series Part 1

So after many sleepless nights, I have decided to go for the job. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, you can read about my motherhood / career strugglesΒ here. I was very torn between whether to apply for this role or continue my current role part time, leaving me more time at home with my daughter. However, this position doesn’t come up very often and I’d probably kick myself if I didn’t go for it.

So for the next week, I’ll probably be a little preoccupied preparing for the interview. I always say this but I’ll probably continue blogging anyway since I enjoy it so much! Haha! It’s hard work being a working mum! If I do get this job, I am going to be one very busy mama. Full time in a management role, a blog I love running, a mother to my daughter and a wife.

The chores at home are already piling up and if I’m in a management role, it’ll only get worse. Β The nursery has a huge pile of washed clothes that are ready to be folded or ironed. My hubby is usually pretty laid back and even he’s started complaining about it. He is currently cleaning the whole house like a mad man. I have an awesome hubby. The chores may be piling up at home, but the main thing is everyone’s happy and healthy, there’s food on the table and the bills are paid.

The first step is always the hardest – applying for the position. Then I’ll stress about whether or not to take the role afterwards. It took me so long to get to this decision. I’m racked with guilt because I feel like I’m choosing my career over being a mum. But I promise her that I’ll be home on time everyday and won’t work on weekends. Weekends are for family time.

Other posts in this series:

A Working Mum Series Part 2

A Working Mum Series Part 3

Has My Maternity Leave Halted A Rise In My Career?

34 thoughts on “A Working Mum Series Part 1

  1. I’m really happy you have decided to go for it! I can completely relate you your feelings on guilt mentioned, being a full time mummy in a demanding job is so hard. But the time you spend at the weekend will be even more precious because you will make the time to be together! No washing, cleaning, hoovering just you and your family. Perfect 😊good luck mrs! X

    1. Oh thank you so much! We will see what happens! Haha. I am so half half about it. I think if I do get it, then that’s another worry. Probably another post complaining about it haha. And if I don’t get it, I feel I will be okay with that too! The house is a mess. All I say to my hubby is that’s what happens when I work full time! Haha Xx thanks again 😊

      1. Oh you are definitely correct. That is a wonderful way of looking at it! Setting a good example for our kids!
        Hope you have a lovely weekend! Xx 😊

  2. Good luck on the interview Carol! Being a full time working mum is very challenging but I know you can do it. I definitely agree that weekends are saved for the best because that is the time you get to bond with your family and create more precious moments together with them. I always wish you and your family the best. 😊

    1. Hi Janna! Thank you for the luck and your kind words. It is challenging as sometimes you don’t know what to do. Making choices is hard, especially if it means less time with your children! But I am a big believer that we all need our own time too in order to be a better mother or a better partner! Weekends are the best and I certainly cannot wait for this one coming up!

      PS you changed your profile picture! Looking great! Xx 😊

      1. I absolutely agree with you on that Carol. We definitely need our own time to stay sane. You have a wonderful weekend!

        Thank you for the appreciation, you’re so sweet! 😊

      2. Hi Carol, I just nominated you for the Liebster Award. πŸ™‚ Please do take a look. If you want me to send you the questions, just let me know. Thanks! 😊

      3. Hi Janna! Thanks so much for nominating me. I feel absolutely honoured! I will take a look but my site is unfortunately an award free blog so I won’t be able to do one back. Thanks again though! πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ˜Š

      4. You’re most welcome Carol, that is absolutely fine and thank you as well for letting me know about “Award Free Blog”. I might do that to my blog too. 😊

      5. Either way I’m so honoured! And will have a look at the other blogs you nominated! Xx

      1. Oh thanks so much for asking! The interview is next week! Nervous! πŸ˜£πŸ˜‚

      2. Haha Sophie! It’s so great that you’re so supportive! Thank you πŸ™‚ The interview is this Friday and I am nervous but what happens will happen. I’m not fussed. I’ve got so much going on now that it’s really not a priority anymore (funny how becoming a mother changes you!) It definitely took me a long while to have peace with my career though! Will keep you posted Xx

      3. hahaha Hi Carol…I love your blog…and that is why I follow you :)…and I was truly happy for you when I read it yesterday….I am on holiday back home so wishing you good luck…I am also unemployed but we have our blogger friends, blogs, friends and our lives so we are ok :)….take care of that beautiful little baby….back again in September πŸ™‚

      4. Thanks Sophie such kind words! Hope you have a wonderful trip! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜Š

    1. Haha – my hubby loves taking photos of us so I thought I’d use them on my blog so that my readers can put a face to my name! Yes weekends are for friends and family. Unfortunately I am rostered on tomorrow (it’s a Sunday tomorrow) and I totally forgot to swap it with someone. 😧 luckily it’s a short shift! You are so kind xx 😘

    1. Oh my hubby is so great! I don’t know how singles mums do it, I depend on him so so much! We are definitely very lucky! Xx

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