Monday, 17 October 2011

Mommy's back to work

After 9 months of job hunting, this mama's back to work. Yahoo! I've been tutoring and had some other part time work over the summer, but finally I'm on with a school district. When I originally left my teaching job down south, I had no idea it would take this long to get hired. The experience has been humbling, and also a blessing. Everything happens for a reason right? I do believe so more and more.

Now I'm excited to return, but already feeling a little guilty about that. Why is that? I swear us women must have a guilt gene science just hasn't recognized yet. As much as I've loved the time with my son, I need to be fullfilled in other ways. My bank account needs some filling too. So happily( with a twinge of guilt) off to work I go to provide for me and little man.

It feels good. It's good to remember I'm good at what I do. Its good to make my own money again. It's good to start this new chapter of my life. It's even good to dress up, grab my coffee and join the commute (I realize this last one makes me sound crazy, but I really don't mind; always had one). It's all good!

And now I just have to figure out how to juggle working, raising my son, handling daily responsibilities, pursuing interests, and staying healthy. Doesn't sound like much.


So to all you fabulous mamas out there, how do you do it and stay somewhat sane?

How do you balance it all?


  1. Congratulations! Just take it one day, one minute at a time. Keep your mind where you are, and count your accomplishments.

  2. It is a juggling act. Meal planning in advance, trying to give the little one a solid 15 minutes of me to do what they want to do before I start madly making the meal in the kitchen, being ok with peanut butter toast and broccoli some nights, keeping my sense of humour....

  3. Thank you for encouragement and reminders. Peanut butter sandwiches will definitely be on the menu, especially because I'm no culinary artist, and the little man expects food everyday:)

  4. Congrats on the job! Job searching can be sooo frustrating I just wrote a post about my own situation unfortunately it hasn't been good :(