Chicken Soup for the Soul has a new book coming out this month—Chicken Soup for the Soul: Multitasking Mom’s Survival Guide.
Many of us who spent decades both working full-time and raising children can relate to this topic, though the book features stories from moms in many walks of life, not just those who worked full-time.
My story in this book, Not So Guilty After All, tells how my children complained about my working when they were younger. Yet now that they are grown, they are at least as focused on their careers as I was when they were younger.
I count their independence and work-ethic as among my successes in life. However, I also hope they find their own balance between work and family pursuits, just as I found mine (after a long struggle).
I am now retired from full-time employment and spend my time writing and consulting and volunteering. My multitasking has now just moved to other forms. I still complain about not having enough time to do everything I need to do.
So let us all remember, however we spend our time, not to feel so guilty. Most of us are doing the best we can. Let’s cut ourselves—and each other—some slack.
Take a look at the new Chicken Soup book. You’re sure to find a story that speaks to you.