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The Great Divide

by Michelle Dempsey M.S., CPRW

In the span of three months, I went from being a stay-at-home-mom to a working mom, and now back to the former. I spent much of my “working mom” days longing for the simplicity of my stay-at-home-mom schedule, my daughter’s snuggles and the ability to actually clean my house and have enough time to put my mascara on.

There are pros and cons to anything, of course, but when it comes to balancing friendships with those not on the same “side” as you, this is where the real challenge lies.

I now spend much of SAHM schedule longing for, well, how can I put this…

I am desperately longing for my working mama friends to understand that I have NOT emotionally jumped ship. That I am still very much in-tune with “the struggle.”

You see, in just a short time, I have found that whichever side of the rainbow I find myself on, whether I’m in my work attire or my workout clothes, there seems to be a great divide. Only the pots of gold at the end of each side seem to be entirely different.

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