To work or not work, that is the question most mother’s ask themselves. Understandably, not all mother’s have the choice to be a stay at home mom. For some women working outside the home is the only option. If this is your circumstance, I would, as in my book suggest that you secure as much assistance as possible. Establish a village of individuals to help maintain the flow. Remember, there is only one of you and one or more of your children. Be realistic about what you can and can not do.
Don’t beat yourself up if you have to miss a school program or a game. If you work outside of the home depending on the flexibility of your job, this will happen. Assure your children that you love them and you hate missing the game etc; but that you are working to provide a life and future for them.
Have family and friends fill in for you when you can’t be there. Just remind yourself that you are doing the best you can and remember to shower your children with love when you are present. And above all, remember to Breath.