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Monday, January 14, 2008

The Best Moms

The other night, I had a discussion with some friends about how individual personalities, priorities, and preferences each affect how different moms choose to do their jobs. For example, I am really happy right now working a little bit and being mom the rest of the time. I feel like my home is my job, and I enjoy knowing that I am good at paying the bills and putting dinner on the table. At the same time, though, I love my job at Challenger. I love feeling like I am making a difference outside my home, and I love the stimulation.

Some moms, though, are 100% content to focus all their energy on their home and family. These moms amaze me! They are so focused. And of course, there are moms who work a full time job and have to fit in their mom duties during a few short hours of the day.

The amazing thing is that no matter what you choose, you can be a great mom. The only person who knows what is best for you and for your family situation is you. The only person who knows what makes you a happy mom so you can be an effective mom is you. So to all the moms out there who feel criticized for working to much or too little, ignore all the criticism. You are the wonderful mom that you are because you are you. Go Moms!