Long time ago, to be a mom was the only full-time job women had, after a while the feminist movements empowered women to balance jobs and families without abandoning their independence or professional status.
Our present issue is: Identity!
Is there a necessity to give up your dreams because you must take care of your family and the daily responsibilities?
To continue your studies or start studying a new domain you are passionate about means to dedicate time and energy saved from the mom job.
With children or without we are first individuals before we become “we” or “mom”. Any role we might have and how much we are involved in, we have to remind ourselves that we are first an individual with his own desires, dreams and only a life to achieve it.
We won’t like to become in the future some bitter creatures that say every 5’ that life is hard and dreams are useless. And we must provide a good role model for our kids.
So, the first step is to realize that You deserve it!
It won’t be easy, but it not by far impossible. But, now, anything meaningful is hard to get. All the efforts remind us why we are doing it.
You'll feel tired and overwhelmed at times. Your family, as much as they love you, won't always be as supportive as you need them to be, and they'll struggle to make adjustments.
Just remember that these changes are temporary, and that you can do this while maintaining healthy family relationships. If you are feeling unsure about your ability to do this, or are feeling overwhelmed, take a look at the following tips. You may just find a few things that will apply to your life.
Cook and freeze meals on the weekend to be prepared for the next week
Use public transportation
Try the memorizing techniques and study smarter
Skip the activities that don’t need you specifically.
Consider giving older children extra spending cash for taking on chores and driving duties