Now, often when I talk about traveling for work… and the fact that it isn’t always easy, someone will inevitbably say, “Then just stay HOME!”. Well, I’ll just go right ahead and get that part out of the way now…. I do travel for work. I love my family and I love my work. I love that I am providing an example for my children of following my dreams. And even though we have MOMENTS that aren’t easy, overall, I know my children have never doubted my love for them…our arrangement works. My kids aren’t struggling in school, crying all night or clinging to my leg when I leave. But we do miss each other.
The same is true when my husband travels. He doesn’t like being away from the small people any more than I do, but, our job as parents (we believe) is to soften the edges, to give our kids tools to work through the times that don’t feel easy.
When my husband is gone, he likes to Skype and he always brings a surprise home with him (my dad used to do the same thing).
But I have a few other suggestions….
I would love to know if you have any additional tips, tricks or suggestions for making this traveling transition easier on your family.
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