I don't know what it is about the month of April, but it always seems to FLY by! Between birthdays, and spring sessions, time really got away with me! This is a series of photos from a good friend of mine, Jess from a couple of weeks ago. A few weeks back I had another blog post about a lovely mama, Maegan whom works from home with two little ones. I wanted to capture different perspectives of real moms doing what they do every day. Jess is a full fledged working mom; She carries a 9-5 career while raising her son, Vincent. I wanted to get the hour timeframe of dinner time, since that always seems to be the time where you catch up on your day, chat about various things, and simply enjoy each others company before its bedtime. Here is a look into what an hour is like in Jess' home.
Jess is a HR Generalist for an IT Consulting company. Her day typically starts waking up at 5am (oh em gee seriously!). She uses the time until she gets Vince up to check emails, and catch up on some shows she missed the nights before, but really to just have Jess time (we ALL need those times!). Jess does the drop off at preschool at 7am and then heads right into work. Jess typically gets home around 5:15 and start to work on dinner right away. As you can see, she has the best helper!! Might I say, Vince does a great job cracking open an egg!
"I'd rather him help with dinner and contribute, than sit in front of the TV for the next hour" - Jess
When I caught up with the Ferretti's they were getting things ready to head to Florida the next day for vacation - Vince had NO IDEA he was a few days away from meeting the mouse!
Dinner is in the oven, so now its time to play, and catch up on the hours missed with Vince - I think that's the one thing I hear all the time from working moms (parents in general) is they feel the guilt of missing out on so much time with their kids. Another perspective I take from it is you are showing your kids what hard work really is, and sets an example for their generation.
Jon set out to mow the lawn one last time before heading out for the week - he too, also got the best helper!
One thing I can say about working moms that feel the guilt of missing time with their kids, is that it's QUALITY, not quantity.
Side note about Jess -- she is an AMAZING cook - seriously, I can smell this meatloaf through the screen!
Being a mom, you have to relearn how to manage your time. We have to clean, cook, work, take care of the kids, do the laundry, have 'us' time, take the kids to birthday parties, etc.. the list could go on and on ...and on! One thing is for sure that working moms manage their time well! Thank you for taking the time to read a little bit into an hour in the life of Jess! She truly is an amazing mom and vince is such a great kid (I mean, look at that face?). Signing off!!