“Why do you have to leave all day?”
“Why do you leave your child?”
“Do you LIKE to leave your child?”
“How long will you be gone?”
“Will you be home when I wake up?
These are just a few of the guilt-ridden, hurtful questions A.J. asked me in the last week when I had to juggle multiple projects that kept me away all day.
I took a day trip to Birmingham, AL to cover the Home Depot Girls Night Out and got a funny one-one-one interview with Radio Host Tom Joyner, “The Fly Jock.”
Life is hectic right now and will be for the rest of the month. I’m hoping I can get A.J. on board with these changes since they’re only temporary. Since I work from home, I’m able to take him to school, pick him up from school and run around to martial arts class, play dates and shopping.
Tuesday and Wednesday this week I’ll be attending the Family Dollar event #FDFabulous where I’m connected with some of the best beauty brands sold in-store and online.
A.J. will be going home with friends after school and sitters will come in the evening.
I’ve done my best to prepare him for the change in our schedule and the time I’ll be away.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday I’ll be at the Type A Parent Conference in Atlanta. This year, I splurged for a VIP ticket for more sessions focused on growing your influence online. Thankfully, there’s on-site child care so I can bring A.J. with me to the host hotel in Buckhead.
Saturday, October 17th I’m hosting a vision board party for stay at home moms and work at home moms. I’m still working out the menu. But the mommy expert panel is what has me most excited. We’re going to tell it like it is. Not sugar coating of what it’s like to balance your family demands. Meet me there and you’ll get to see an in-person taping of my the show!
Talk back to me in the comments: How do you cope with mommy guilt? Do you make up for your time away from your family by taking trips or giving gifts?