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Having A Baby Puts A Whole New Meaning To "Living For The Weekend"

By Alyson Brown |

working momWhen we first started talking about having a baby, my husband was still in school working on a master’s certificate.  We knew that if we wanted a baby any time soon, I’d be the one going back to work while he either stayed at home or we hired a nanny.

So when Wolf was born, I soaked in every millisecond of my maternity leave.  I hugged and kissed him and played with him every chance I got.  I wasn’t looking forward to the day that I had to go back to work but I know it was how our life had to be right now.  Of course I knew I’d miss Wolf but the thought never really occurred to me how much more I’d cherish my weekends. 

From the second Wolf’s eyes focused on my face, I was deeply in love.  His little face was impossibly cute and my whole world was changed in that second.  Then after Wolf was born, I floated in baby land for 3 months before heading back to work.  And of course, upon my return to work I fell back into the routine of living for the weekend, except now my weekends are like vanilla ice cream with chocolate chip cookies crumbled on top.  And who doesn’t want that, like, right now?!  Now that Wolf is developing more skills and personality, I want to be with him and play with him all the time, and I just can’t wait for the weekend.

What about you?  Are you a working mom?  How do you feel about your weekends?

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About Alyson Brown


Alyson Brown

Alyson Brown is a graphic designer living with her husband Levi, little boy Wolf and two cats in Bend, Oregon. She blogged for the Pregnancy channel on Babble, writing about her personal struggles to breastfeed, as well as searching for the perfect diaper bag. More of her work can be found on her lifestyle blog, Unruly Things.

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4 thoughts on “Having A Baby Puts A Whole New Meaning To "Living For The Weekend"

  1. Meagan says:

    I’m a stay at home mom and I gotta tell you- I’m living for the weekend too. Yes, I love being at home with baby (which is why I’m doing it) but I really need to hand him off at the end of the day. My husband has had to travel a couple times, and when 6 p.m. rolls around, and I know I’m still on my own for another 24 hours? The loneliness is pretty awful.

  2. Sara says:

    I love my job and I always said that if I won the lottery, I’d still work there. I pitied people who would count down til Fridays. Then came baby, and I’ve done a total 180. I’d quit in a heartbeat if we had the money. I’m out the door ASAP at the end of the day and resent every second that I have to stay late for a meeting or anything. It’s amazing how your priorities change!

  3. Grace M. says:

    Oh the weekend… I count the minutes on Fridays and dread Sunday night. I love being home with my baby. Monday morning all I can think is “Dang, I have to pump again. This sucks.” LOL!

  4. Lindsay says:

    oh you all have hit the nail right on the head for me too! UGH! I feel like I am missing so much and weekends are so precious! I am a little bummed out because this weekend I told the husband we would go to a football game (we have stay overnight one night) and now I really don’t want to go BOO! I guess it is just one weekend and I should go and have a good time and spend some quality time with my husband since we don’t really have time to just hang out like we used too….

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