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Are you with your family a majority of the time? Or maybe you are a workaholic? Have you made the wrong choice to work instead of being at home? I have made that choice before and I was told it was up to me to work too. I made the wrong choice. Even with blogging, a blogger/mother can be swallowed up into the computer. Many times I was told to unplug myself from the computer. I was working at the computer too much.
The family is a treasured thing. We have to spend time with our family as much as we can. My husband is a big sports nut. So when there is a night when a baseball game or a hockey game is on, I don’t see him much. I work night shift and leave the house by around 6:30 or so and not back till morning around 7:45. Then some days when he is home I may be sleeping from getting off work or will be going later.
Recently, I had the opportunity to pick up an extra shift at work. I had told my husband about it, and he said it was up to me. So I picked up the shift. Later I find out it is the only day this week that there are sports games on. Otherwise, he would be in front of the television. Then he was bad that I did pick up the shift. So I did some major begging to get off for the night that I just agreed to work. Later, he says just because he was upset did not mean I had to get off work. The moral of the story is Guess what you husband would really want you to do. Do not make the decision yourself.
Working or spending time with your children can be a hard situation. Children miss seeing their mom or dad at special events. They may get used to saying, Oh mom is at work. But they should not have to say it all the time. Try to not work if you do not always have to.
Money can be tough in a family. What matters is having the family together. Children grow faster than we realize and parents may miss the important moments in their child’s life. Maybe you might be short on money one week because you didn’t work extra. So that just means you get to be creative in your meals. Use what you have in the fridge. Have macaroni and cheese with hot dogs and spend a few minutes with your kids at the dinner table.
Stop and have dinner as a family at the kitchen table. Ask each other how was school. Ask how they like supper or what they want tomorrow for supper. Suggest watching a movie as a family after dinner. Money is not always everything.