Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Back to Work! Yikes

Hi,

I have been off on maternity for the past year, well actually it has been 14 months because i had an extension, and now it will all be over in a matter of days.

I would love to hear from other Moms who have been through this, as I actually feel a little in denial that I will really be back in that routine again. It's almost like I feel I just have to do one day and that's it.

I have been trying to plan and get myself adjusted to a routine of getting up again (no more jammie mornings ;) and actually my daughter has been getting up before 7am for a while now so that helps a little. I just can't imagine how we will all get to where we need to go on time.

I am going to terribly miss the daytime cuddles and the freedom that comes with being home. I really actually feel guilty about going back to work, and secretly wish I did not have too.

I still am working on coming up with ways to earn income at home,

So please let me know your HELPFUL HINTS and Suggestions for how to make this transition easier

2 comments:

  1. Hi,
    I feel your pain! I just went back 5 weeks ago after 14 months off. There really is no great way to say this but "It Sucks" Sorry, better to rip the bandaid off fast!
    I crazy about calenders and scheduling. I find it helps the whole family if they have a visual cue for when and where everyone is each day. This is especially important for part-time working moms.
    My daughter suffered seperation anxiety. To ease her transition from my hip to the arms of a wonderful daycare provider I used technology. I sent a digital photo frame in her diaper bag. If she got lonely our sitter would show her the pics of us. I also skyped into say hi for the first little while. I know, who would have thought that skype could help transition a STAHM to Working Mom.
    Good Luck! Hope it all goes smoothly. Remember to give yourself and your family lots of time to adjust to the new life you'll be living.

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