Marble floors, paychecks, business suits, teleconferences, lunch dates, adult interaction.
It sounds incredibly glamorous, right?
But there’s also itchy pantyhose, long commutes, stressful workloads, and chores that do not go away simply because I’m in the office.
working mother mother that works outside of the home was not what I dreamed of being growing up – my mother stayed home with our family, as did most of the mothers around us, so I naturally assumed I would stay home once babies were born. Except there was that pesky mortgage and food to be put on the table, so we found a wonderful nanny for our son and I went back to the office after a 13-week maternity leave. It has been a hard adjustment, both emotionally and logistically.
But over the past two years we have really found our stride as a family. With a new job, I am loving life at the office once more and finding fantastic satisfaction in growing my career. I love taking a peek into the way other’s live and schedule their time, so here is how I juggle it all:
Working mommas, how do you balance it all? Any tricks or tips I am leaving out?