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Mommy Mondays: The Secret Weapon that Makes My Life Work

by Kimberly on September 10, 2012 · 1 comment

You want to know my primary secret weapon? The one big thing that allows me to be a working mommy?

My husband. He rocks.

Seriously—one of the biggest reasons why I can do what I do is that I have a husband who is supportive of my dream and who is involved with the kids. You’ve probably heard the saying, “behind every successful man is a woman.” Well I think that behind every successful working mommy is a partner. I don’t think we can do it without them.

Here are some of the things my supportive partner has taken on since I went back to school, things I just don’t have time for anymore:

  • Takes our daughter to daycare
  • Picks up the kids from daycare
  • Handles dinner, bedtime, and the morning routine once a week so I can stay in the city to work
  • Works on reading with our son
  • Does the dishes
  • Washes our sheets
  • Works on piano with our son (we split this pretty evenly)
  • Takes the kids to dance lessons once a week (I join sometimes)
  • Takes the kids to church when I need to stay home and work
  • Plays with and monitors the kids on the weekend so I can work

Now it’s not perfect. We get tired and fuss at the kids or bicker at each other. I can easily work too hard for too long. And things sometimes slip through the cracks and are forgotten (funny story: the first day this fall he did the morning routine solo, he texts me: Everyone is on the bus, in school, at office. Lunched, brushed, dressed, and not a single tear! Two minutes later, another text: Oops. Forgot to feed one person—me.)

But all in all we are making it work. And his support and commitment to me and our family is a huge part of what makes my life possible right now.

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JoAnn Jordan September 10, 2012 at 8:44 am

Supportive partners make life a joy. I know yours is very special!
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