{ Tales From a Working Mom }

January 10, 2013 in Uncategorized

I knew my first day back at work would be a mixture of emotions. So I woke up extra early to prepare for my big day back.

Ari + Chad were still sleeping (did I mentioned Ari started sleeping at night?! Hooray!). I started a load of laundry, did the dishes, and prepped my lunch for the day…

I had a lot of things to remember to bring for the day: my lunch, my purse, my badge to get into the building, my parking pass, my breast pump, storage containers for the milk, and my work laptop.

Holy hell.

I looked like I was moving in.

And the fun part? I have to bring that stuff in every single day.

Once I got there, I was kind of amazed at how excited I was to be back at work. My coworkers, the environment, and the sense of purpose. I love my job and I have missed that confident working woman that I am!

And to be honest, everyday since my first has been great!

I swear going back to work and being a mom have both given me a completely different perspective.

Now I know that work may get stressful at times, but there is no stress like taking care of a human being — that is really hard work!

Luckily the work days have been flying by and when I come home and see my little guys big toothless grin, my heart completely melts. Completely!

I’m hoping to keep my new-found perspective as a learn-as-I-go working mama!  I know it won’t always be pretty, but it will be authentic.


{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Amanda January 10, 2013 at 6:40 am

I’m happy to hear that transition has been good for you!!! I know someday I will be going through the same thing and I look forward to reading more of your journey.


LWLH January 11, 2013 at 10:12 am

So happy to hear it was a good day and week for you going back!


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