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Readers Respond: You Know You're a Working Mom When ...

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You open your briefcase and a pacifier falls out. You can participate in a conference call from the sidelines of a middle school soccer game. These are moments that only working moms experience. Please contribute your own experiences and stories -- whether funny, poignant or timeless -- that remind you that you're a working mom.

You know you're a working mom when...

Your 4 year old daughter pretends to pump breast milk and freeze it for her baby dolls before dashing off to "work..."
—Guest Heidi isenberg-Feig

You know you're a working mom when...

Your call your time spent commuting back and forth to work "me time."
—melphipps

The Missing Piece

You open a client file and find the missing piece to the Little Einstein puzzle and think "Finally!"
—rcfayed

You know you're a working mom when...

...at a meeting in another office, you ask your colleague where you can find the "potty."
—Guest Rachel

You know you're a working mom when...

you feel guilty when you're not at work and equally guilty when you're not at home.
—Guest PT-LawMom

you're getting dressed for work

you find a collection of acorns and seeds in your dress shoes and the pockets of your suit jacket.
—Guest mom of toddler

You Look in the Office Bathroom Mirror

And realize there's dried spit up on your sweater and you still have a Dora sticker on your cheek.
—Guest maisey

You know you're a working mom when...

Racing to the post office, dry cleaners, bank and grocery store on your lunch hour feels luxurious because you don't have a tantrum-throwing five year-old in tow.
—Guest Meagan

Sleep

When getting up at 7am is considered sleeping in and your actually excited!
—Guest Avory

Talk

Everything you say is slow and clear and in the simplest words then suddenly you realize your speaking to your co workers and not your children.
—Guest Sarah

Dreams

You spend half your night dreaming about things to get done at home and work.
—Guest Sarah

Can't Blame The Dog On This One

When you walk into a meeting with your son's project (which you stayed up editing and tweaking the entire night) instead of your own work report, because in your sleepless stupor, you saved the wrong file to your thumb drive.
—Guest Torian

Reality

You go out to dinner and while checking your email, you tell Your daughter just a moment...but she always says that, she tells her dad, when will she take a break? And the answer?
—Guest A H mom

You've mastered the art of pumping

in the car, while driving. All while not flashing anyone or causing an accident
—Guest Victoria

You know you're a working mom when

You find yourself singing along to Elmo after the drop off (and you know all the words) because you forgot to change to the radio.
—Guest MEtoNY98

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