Every day this month, I will be featuring an interview with a working mom just like you. It’s called A Day in the Life of a Working Mom.
We’ll learn about what she does for work, her family life, and….her tips/tricks for getting everything done.
Tell us about your family (married, significant other, children’s ages, etc.).
My family consists of my 6 year old daughter and I.
Where do you live?
I live in Southwestern Virginia.
What do you do for a living?
I work as a Registered Nurse in a hospital.
What is your typical day like?
My day is the complete opposite of the norm. I work 3rd shift.
After work, I normally meet my daughter at school so we can see each other before she starts her day and I wrap up my day.
Next, there are normally errands to run, preparation for after school activities, or household chores to do.
After that, I go to bed until it is time for my daughter to get out of school.
After school it’s mommy mode. We have an after school snack, recap of the day, homework, extracurricular activities, back home, dinner, bath, and bed.
And then…I am off to work!
What’s the best thing about being a working mom? What’s the hardest thing?
The best thing about being a working mom is being able to provide for my child.
The hardest thing for me right now is having to sleep (or not sleep) during the day.
What used to be a really good time to work is becoming more difficult as my daughter gets older and participates in more activities during the day.
Do you experience guilt associated with being a working mom?
Yes, I do experience guilt about being a working mom.
How do you handle day to day responsibilities (meals, laundry, cleaning, chauffeuring kids, Dr. appointments, school meetings, etc.)?
I try to plan ahead and follow a schedule to handle all of my day to day responsibilities.
What are your top 3 – 5 tips for keeping everything together?
3 Tips: Pray, Prioritize, and have a plan B.
Guilty pleasures: On nights that I am off, I like to stay up and watch reality shows that I have DVR’d.
Is there anything else you’d like to add that you think would encourage other working moms?
Being a single, working mom is one of the hardest but most rewarding jobs that one can have!
Keep your head up and hang in there!
Relax and enjoy as much as possible!
What was helpful that you can apply to your work mom life?
Let me know in the comments below. If you have an extra moment, head over to give that working mom some love!
If YOU would like to be featured, send an email to raki at outsidetheboxmom dot com. If all of the October spots have been filled, I will feature your interview in a continued series.