Working Mom... Hard Work.

Hey friends! Sorry that I have had nothing to share over the last week. I started my job on Tuesday and it has been SO busy around here. I tell you what, I have always wondered how working moms do it. How they could manage a job, a baby, a house, and keep all of the balls juggled in the air at the same time.... After working a week, I am more curious than ever. If you have any pointers, please feel free to send them my way!

My work week started out on Tuesday. I was brave and I didn't cry a single tear. I did get choked up, but I didn't let myself really soak it in... maybe I am still in denial!? I dropped Keating off at his "Cousin" Nola's house. {I use quotes around cousin because her mom is my cousin's cousin ... if that makes sense. Realistically, we aren't really related at all I guess.} Anyways, here is a happy Blue in the car on the way to their house. He looks really broken up about being away from me all day doesn't he??Could two "Cousins" look any different!? HAHA She is so precious. He has really enjoyed his playdates all week. They are about three months apart and both are only children so they have liked being with someone their own size! All day long I am texted with pictures and videos of the two of them playing. It really makes my day! I could have never even attempted to go back to work if I knew he was not going to be special and loved on all day.

As for working, I really truly like my job. I have to confess though... nothing will ever be as great as my gig of stay at home mom. I really do miss it, but I just keep thinking that this is best for our family.

Everyone at my office is SO incredibly nice, helpful, welcoming and any other great word you can describe someone with. We stay really busy and it helps the day go by much faster. I feel like I have caught on to everything reasonably fast, so I don't have the deer in headlights look, {at least I hope I don't}! My office is about 7 min from our new house once we move, so I really couldn't work any closer to home unless I got a job the closest McDonald's!

The whole job is totally a gift from the Lord. I even discovered that my boss is also a member at my church. Small world! Everything has really worked out, and I am so happy. The days when I am having a hard time leaving Keating, being around such positive great people really helps get me out of a slump.

Thanks to everyone who has encouraged me along the way. I really do appreciate it!!

And seriously, if you have any working mom pointers, please throw them my way. I could use all the help a girl can get!

I will try to be back sooner rather than later to update with renovation pics.


  1. I wrote a LONG comment, and it didn't post, so I'll email it to you when I get a chance. I have the things that we do, and they've been a huge help, so maybe they will help you too. :) Thinking of you!

  2. I know that wasn't an easy decision, but you'll balance it all so well once you get into the groove. My mommy friends all had a little adjustment period but then develop their new norms. You'll find a great balance!

  3. Working and balancing a baby, hubby, home, and dogs is VERY hard work! I've only been back for a few months, but I've had to learn to just let some things go. I used to be the type of person that couldn't relax until the house was clean and everything was perfectly put in its place. Well, that is just not possible with a 5 month old and baby stuff all over the place. Spending time with my boy is more important than cleaning the house! You will establish a new routine and it will get easier. I'm glad your first week went well!

  4. It's definitely tough learning to balance it all! I have embraced online grocery shopping with open arms, recently- such a time saver! And I get up really early on Saturdays to clean the house. Not fun, but it's the only time I have to get anything done! I hope things start to get easier for you soon. :)

  5. It is incredibly hard on all fronts (physically and emotionally) to be a working mom. Maybe it's not as physically exhausting during the day working out of the home as it is chasing around a toddler BUT when you get home you still have to focus all your time on your precious baby that you didn't see ALL day, make dinner, straighten up the house, and everything else you couldn't do because you were working.

    Everyone develops their own rythm but I have to say it's worth it to do as much as you can during the week so you can focus all your time on the weekends with your family. I have a cleaning/laundry schedule that allows me to get everything done by Friday night (clean house and most of laundry done). Also, one day of the weekend I'll do some dinner prep for the upcoming week which saves time. Good luck, it's tough!

  6. Oh those two look so sweet together! How great that he has her to play with. I'm sure you will find a routine with time. Congratulations on your new job!


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