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Reminder to all Working Parents: You’re doing a great job!

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Today I wanted to give a shout out to all of the working moms and dads out there that are making it happen every. single. day.

Here’s to you busting your hump at work then getting home to do the same there too. Here’s to taking crap on the job (figuratively) and the parents of babies cleaning up crap at home (literally).

Here’s to long hours, unrealistic demands, and crappy pay. Oh, and the same goes for at work too.

Here’s to the grind… Early alarm seeming like a cruel joke, get everyone out the door, daycare drop off, commute, zombie at work masterly productive at work, daycare pickup, commute home, dinner, countdown to bedtime, small window for rest, lights out.  Rinse and Repeat.

Here’s to kissing your spouse goodbye and wishing them to, “have a good day” while wondering when you will get to actually spend some quality time with that person in the near future. Quality time which doesn’t consist of discussions about work drama, daycare, baby’s bowel movements, or quoting lines from Cars.

Here’s to getting an opportunity for quality time with that spouse but spending it relaxing on the couch together watching mindless television and being in bed by 9pm because you truly have no energy for anything else.

Here’s to bashing your head against a wall attempting to rationalize with a human being but they aren’t getting a word you say because their tiny little brains aren’t developed enough to reason with you yet. {Insert boss or toddler}

Here’s to supporting your family by any means possible. Juggling a work/life balance that never seems to get easier. And getting through any obstacle or hurdle that comes your way.

You are amazing and I get it. I live it and some days we need to be reminded that we are fighting the good fight and not completely sucking at it. Because after all…

Here’s to having a job. Here’s to the empowerment that comes with providing for your family by any means possible. Here’s to having a partner to juggle life with. Here’s to those sweet little babies that wash away even the most stressful day with a simple, perfect smile.

Here’s to the good days that make us feel like we can tackle the world and handle it all!

Here’s to you, working moms and dads. You rock and no matter what, you make it happen every. single. day.

My hat’s off to you!

And to all of the SAHM’s, the WAHM’s, the working couple’s without kids, the single parents, the single ladies, the single gents, and anyone else I may have forgotten…  You rock too! Everyone busts their humps every day no matter what our circumstance and we all could stand to be reminded that we are doing a darn good job!

Kudos to all, and to all a good night!

Kendra is a full-time working mom to a precocious three year old boy, a head-strong one year old girl and wife to her long-time sweetheart. At “My Full-Thyme Life (http://myfullthymelife.blogspot.com) she writes about how she attempts to balance her cherished roles and all the fun (and chaos) along the way. 

photo credit: www.thegrindstone.com

Kendra Scott
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Comments
  • comment avatar L Smith April 14, 2014

    Thanks for the article. It cheered me up. Being is working Mom is a thankless job and nobody cheers you up.

  • comment avatar Paperlilly April 15, 2014

    Thank you for this. I’ve shared it with every working parent that I know and hope that they continue to pass it on. It really is something I think we all need to hear once in a while.

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