WORK LIFE BALANCE… Is there such a thing?

I keep hearing about it but in my endless search for it, I can’t seem to locate it (similar to my car keys yesterday but that’s another post).

Balancing work and being a mom is probably one of the toughest things I’ve had to do. I’m constantly in a state of tug of war with myself… answer one last email or change a diaper, make one more phone call or rock a babe to sleep…

This past week/weekend was really tough for me. I had a big board meeting and I headed up a major fundraising event. For the first time since the babes were born I missed two big aspects of their daily routine, 2 days in a row.

Every morning for the last 7.5 months my face has been the face they wake up to and my kisses have soothed them to sleep at night even when they were tiny little 4 and 5 lb babes in the NICU, I was always there, ALWAYS! I know it was way harder on me missing those two things than on them but still…

I’ve been so stressed lately in this constant balancing act that my husband asked me if I wanted to continue working (he is totally supportive either way) and I couldn’t give him a straight answer.  I know one thing for certain, I hate leaving my babes. Is there a middle ground to be able to enjoy both without feeling like I’m doing one or the other injustice?

Are you a working mom? How do you find your balance?