Three times a Mami: Visions of Staying at Home Dance in my Head
Not long after I graduated from college and started working full time, I became a wife and a Mami. So basically, all my adult life, I've been working from 9 to 5, five days a week. Now nine years and three kids later, I can’t help but feel the longing of wanting to stay home and tend to my family all day.
I’ll sometimes catch myself trying to do the math and balance the budget to see if it’d be possible, to stay at home and be a one-income household. If push comes to shove, I’m confident we’d manage but right now I don’t know if we’d be able to do with less. We like the perks and commodities we have as a two-income household.
It can be difficult and sometimes daunting being both a full time mom and a full time employee. I find myself wanting to throw in the professional towel when my kids bring low grades from school, the house is a mess and there’s no spare time to do any of the crafts and activities you’d hope to do with your kids. But, unless it's gotten to a point were you HAVE TO intervene, you just have to keep moving forward.
Us working moms need to trust our abilities to juggle career and family life. However, when we feel a ball is about to come loose, we need to make sure that the ball we drop isn't family.
Sybil is an aspiring Houston Latina blogger. When not hesitating to write for herself, you will find her writing and producing for a local Spanish television station’s Community Affairs Department, where she has been since August 2003. Sybil graduated in May 2003 from the University of St. Thomas with a Bachelor’s in Communications and Spanish, minor in Theology. Sybil is the mother of three beautiful children and wife of Francisco Sánchez.