Working moms always grapple with the guilt of not spending enough time with their children.
Imagine the amount of pressure they all usually face everyday because they have to make sure that their kids and the whole family are well-taken care of while also undertaking responsibilities at work.
It is quite daunting, isn’t it?
Actress LJ Reyes is among those kinds of moms. LJ, now a mother of two, admitted that she is still struggling to balance her time between work and her family life. She thought she was going to better at it since she’s already experienced it with her first born, Aki, who is now 8 years old.
But after giving birth to her second child, Summer Ayanna last January 5, she now reveals that balancing becomes even harder.
On her Instagram post today, she wrote: “ Nafeel nyo na ba yung miss na miss nyo mga anak nyo kahit kasama nyo sila? Ako lagi!
“I just know (and actually feel it) that time flies so fast!!! Kung pwede lang sa kanila lahat ng oras ko. Dati sobrang workaholic ako, coz I also had to provide for Aki.
“But then I realized that I need to spend more time with Aki. I needed to learn when to pause and spend quality time with him. “
She went on: “Struggle yun! Kasi mamimili ka kung magtratrabaho ka para kumita ng pera o makikipaglaro ka sa anak mo. Kasi pareho namang para sa kanya yun! Til now I am still learning how to manage and balance time. Lalo na dalawa na sila!!! Ang hirap mga mommmies!!!!”
But LJ promises to do everything in her power to dedicate give more time for her growing children no matter how crazy her schedule gets. And she encourages other mommies to do the same.
“But I will forever try my best! I know you guys feel me too!!! So I really do encourage every parent no matter how busy you are, to spend time with your kids.. kahit simple lang.. actually you don’t need to bring them to a theme park or to an extravagant vacation, basta spend time with them their way! Play with them! Do activities with them!”
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