I was raised by a stay-at-home mom

I was raised by a stay-at-home mom. I had all the wonderful opportunities one gets from that experience.

My kids have each been in some sort of daycare and/or school aftercare since they were infants.

I both love my work, and have never felt great about this.☝️

Aftercare was for kids whose parents can’t get them due to work requirements, according to me.

What did that mean about me when I finally had a flex schedule yet chose to keep them in? ?

As a kid, I felt bad for the aftercare kids.

As an adult, once the clock hit 2:40, I felt guilt.

But as I picked apart the facts, I realized I had made it all up! ?

What I hadn’t considered, is any good that could come.

Imaginative play, a new crew of friends and trusted adults…

Most importantly, a parent who had a chance to complete their workday and could now be fully present with my kids.✨

Peacefully posting this at 2:40 p.m. ?

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