Women are amazing. Did you know that? We are. We dream, we love, we hope, we think, we work. Our bodies work. Hard. We grow babies and give birth! We run households, from getting groceries and cooking meals to changing nappies, reading bedtime stories and running baths. We cook and clean. We put everyone’s needs before ours. Some of us do this while also working a “real” J.O.B. One we get paid for with cash, not just kisses and cuddles. Some of us give up our careers to do all this, only to find a few years down the track, we really want, or really need, to go back to that real J.O.B.
Do you know how hard it is to get back into a career or full time job when you are a parent? I should re-phrase that. Do you know how hard it is to get back into a career or full time job when you are a mother?
And do you know how much harder it is to do that when you only have 1 child and are thinking about another? Its hard. Damn hard. And its unfair a lot of the time, because while technically it is illegal and shouldn’t exist, prejudice and discrimination is everywhere. You can say its not, but you’d only be fooling yourself.
I know, I shouldn’t worry about all this until I absolutely have to. But its almost that time. Its time I got a full time job, and time we started thinking about another baby. The two don’t go very well together.