Originally Posted by green betty
It feels very difficult to build a career when I can only give it a slice of my time and creative attention.
I guess that I'm the opposite from some moms here. I have to make myself go to bed and get enough sleep so that I'll be able to parent effectively and gently at 6 in the morning when dc first jumps on top of me. I'd really rather stay up all night tweaking copy.
Ditto that. We're right there with you. DH & I suffer from sleeplessness not because of our kids, but because we stay up every night working until 1, 2, even later for him, then up with the kids in the morning, and DH off to run the business during the day. When the kids sleep its the only time we have to be creative & productive.
Re: the difficulty building a career. I try to keep in mind that my kids will only be little for such a short time, and with each passing year, I'm able to get a bit more done, a bit more work time, a bit more personal time back. And eventually I'll be back to it full time, and I'll probably wonder where the years went! I try to keep it balanced in my mind, try to live in the present as hard as it is.
Working mamas have it tough.
But I believe that our kids will see the benfits of being determined, driven, goal-oriented and persistant - that it will be a good thing in the long run for their own career & life goals. Peace mama.