I worked from home today

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I worked from home today.

Because I worked from home, I did not spend upwards of two hours commuting.

Because I did not spend upwards of two hours commuting, I spent upwards of two hours catching up on email.

Because I caught up on email, I moved my projects forward.

Because I moved my projects forward, I had time to think ahead. And be strategic.

Because I had time to think ahead and be strategic, I was able to prepare for my meetings tomorrow.

Because I was able to prepare, I will be able to collaborate with my co-workers.

I worked from home today.

Because I worked from home, I was able to visit my son at lunchtime.

Because I was able to visit my son, I am a happier mama.

Because I am a happier mama, my family is happy too.

(Because that old adage is true).

Because my family is happy too, I am raising two well-adjusted, happy little children.

Because I am raising these lovely little people to be so happy, I feel good about my life.

Because I feel good about my life, I feel good about my work.

Because I feel good about my work, I do good work.

Because I do good work, my company is flexible with me and my time.

Because my company is flexible, I worked from home today.

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The life of a working mom is hard. It takes a toll – emotionally, physically, mentally. The day I walked back into the office, after giving birth to my daughter, I felt I had joined a new club. A club of women who know the pain of daily drop-offs. Who commiserate over late-night-lunch-packing and early-morning-bottle-making. A club of women who endlessly strive for balance and stand together in pursuit of flexibility. I realize that CEOs face a wholly different set of pressures than I do in my job. But that any working mom would deny any other human the flexibility that she knows is so important… I find that to be shocking and sad.

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  1. You’re one of the best mamas I “know.” I’m glad that your company is so flexible, but most of all I’m glad that whether you’re at the office or at home, your kids know without a doubt that they’re No. 1 in your eyes, and beyond loved!

    Whether a mom’s at home or at the office on a daily basis, I think that’s the best gift we could give our kids.

    Well done, T. xo
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  2. This is a wonderful post and definitely rings true with how productive and fulfilled working from home can make you and your family. I wish more people saw it that way. I’ve been through it all – working full time, working part-time, working at home, just staying at home with the kids…it’s tough to find the perfect solution. You should email this post to Marissa Meyer!
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  3. Great post! I totally agree and have always felt like the happier employees are, the more productive they are. Also, I had to return to work 9 weeks after giving birth and it was pure torture. I thought it so unfair that I had to turn my child over to someone else’s care. I would have worked my heart out if a company had given me the opportunity to work from home and stay with my little one.
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  4. Great Post! Absolutely love it!. I love how revolving the “circle” of life is. It definitely rings true. I’m a work outside the home mom. Finding a balance isn’t always easy, but I thank God for strength. Definitely following 🙂
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