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  • Writer's pictureWendi Pannell

No regrets

I am a working mom and don't regret missing a few things. I own that season of my life, and I'm grateful for our amazing life because we both worked.

Instead of regrets, I focus on helping other working mothers on this journey. I want to share my experiences and insights so they can make the best choices for themselves and their families.

During my journey, I experienced a lot of guilt for not being able to attend some of my children's school events. I still recall a picture of my boys holding onto both my legs as I left for work. However, my children have had wonderful lives, and they are doing great now. It was not work that hindered my time with them when I was home, but rather my reaction to work-related matters. Sometimes, I would bring work home or even prioritize it over spending quality time with my family.

So what would I do differently?

  • When I'm home, I'm home with my family and present.

  • I take care of myself by working out and having quiet time in the am

  • I learn to say 'No' to more non-work, volunteer things

  • When I tuck my kids in at night, I would have laid there with them more often. There is a day that don't want that anymore.

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