I've been kind of depressed about jobs over the last weeks and in a very vulnerable situation with my last employer. Having a baby really does change things and make you question who you are and what your priorities are. I listened to the talks from the Edel gathering here:
And Marion's talk really helped me realize I'm not alone with my doubts. It seems like in Portugal everyone does the same thing: has one or two children really late, keeps on working at the same job and puts their 5-month-old at daycare or at their grandparents'. Marion, however, talked about the doubts that mothers have and that I really feel like I've been struggling with:
Do I stay at home?
Do I work outside the home?
What are my schooling options?
What about the bills?
How do I raise my kids in the faith?
How do I balance this need for adult interaction and intellectual stimulation with the needs of my kids?
I also found a new blog, carrotsformichaelmas.com
It is AWESOME and so is the blogger, Haley. She is the "ultimate Catholic hipster" and she is great inspiration.