Thursday, April 21, 2011

I must confess

I know it's only been a couple of days, but I have to tell you something.

I'm not sure how to say this and I know that I'm not supposed to say this out loud, but...

I really love being back at work.


I know that this is something I am not supposed to say as a mom, but we're all friends here, right?  And, after all, I consider this to be my judgement free zone.


So there, I said it.  I love being back at work.

I love my Peanut and I miss her like crazy, but once I'm in the office, I'm happy.

I love the people; I love the atmosphere; I love what I do almost every single day.


Sure, there are lots of negatives, but over all, my life has a sort of balance to it that I didn't even notice was missing.


And let's face facts...I just like feeling important.


Are you a stay-at-home mom?  Do you love it?  Or do you wish you were back at work? 


Are you working?  Do you love it or hate it?

PS- these pictures are from my iPhone when Peanut was only a month old.  Oh how quickly my baby grows.

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16 comments:

  1. You know I was jealous of how much you loved your job BEFORE, but going back is going to be REALLY hard for me. Not only will I have to leave him, but I don't get the upside of loving what I do! I'm so glad that you have such a great work environment!

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  2. I think it's AWESOME that you love your work and enjoy being there! Sounds like that makes for a happy, fulfilled mom. Yay all around!

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  3. I haven't decided yet whether I'll be a stay-at-home mom or working mom. But I appreciate your insight! It's nice to have a job you love, isn't it?

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  4. You don't have to feel guilty!! You should feel lucky. Imagine if you went to a job you hated, how much harder everything would be!!!

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  5. I am very happy for you that you have already found this balance. Loving your job is a huge part of that! There are definitely days when getting to my office is my sanctuary, and I couldn't imagine being at home with my kids all day trying to make THEM happy. But then there are days when I just wish I could be home with them, having fun, less stress and being the mom I always wanted to be. It's tough. Love what you do and do what you love - if only it were that easy!

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  6. I am lucky enough to be able to leave my little girl and my new baby boy on the way (10/10/11!) with their daddy. I sometimes love my job but on the days that I don't I wish I could be a stay at home mom. I am happy for you and I am so glad you found a daycare that allows you to be happy at work.

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  7. Happy Mum (or Mom) equals happy baby, so if you are happy she will be too! That's what I think anyway. I've not decided whether I'll go back yet, in the UK we get a full year (not all paid) and I'm taking that and then in October at 10 months we'll decide. Who knows which way I'll go??

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  8. I'm happy this adjustment is going well for your family. I'm pretty sure I would go crazy staying home. Once the inlaws retire the hubby and I will be working full time on our farm so we'll see how it goes. That's probably 5 years away so I have time to "plan." I think! lol

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  9. I'm so glad things are working out for you! My situation is a little weird since I do not yet have a full time job. I graduate from college in May. So I am unsure if I will be staying at home or getting a job. I don't know which I want to do either. Hard decisions!

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  10. I'm so glad that you're loving being back in work. It's ok to say it, and to be happy being back in work. I know it's still hard and you miss Addison a LOT, but you'd be missing her a lot more and having a much harder time adjusting to things back in work if you weren't happy there.

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  11. I'm really glad you said that. I wrestle all the time with wanting to go back to work. I think there's so much pressure to stay home "because it's best for the baby" and being a "good mom". It's almost like you're told that you completely suck as a mom if you go back to work. I don't believe that...but I think that's part of the reason why I stayed home. The truth is, I'm an extrovert and staying home is AWFUL somedays! But, maybe that's just me! =)

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  12. You don't need to feel bad about that at all. Honestly, I think that if you're a happy mom, it's better for your daughter. So whatever you need to do to feel happy and satisfied in your life, that's what Peanut needs!

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  13. As SCARED as I was to go back to work, I found that I did really enjoy it and it wasn't so bad after the first day back. I have a great schedule where I work a (VERY) long shift (24-30 hours) once a week. And it's the perfect compromise.

    I love being home with Katie but after several days in a row of it, especially with Brad and all my friends and family at work, I'm kind of in baby burnout. Then I go to work, flex my brain, hang out with my colleagues and miss my girl like CRAZY. By the time I'm done with my shift I'm very ready to get back to being a full-time mommy. I feel really blessed, like it's the best of both worlds.

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  14. I stay at home and at first, I wondered what I had gotten myself into! BUT as time went on I started to love it. I ended up being able to substitute teach at the school I worked at, so when I can, I sub-it's a nice break from Brayden.

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  15. I am a stay-at-home mom and can't even imagine a life of going to work full-time. I gave up a managerial position at a firm outside DC that paid a ridiculous amount of money so I could do this. It is a sacrifice from top to bottom. It's a sacrifice of having less money and less comforts. It's a sacrifice because I get very little adult interaction in a day. And it's a sacrifice because some days I go a wee-bit crazy in the head. But all-in-all I absolutely love it. I know that when I die, I will be at peace that I did exactly what I was supposed to do. When my entire brood of children are grown and gone (whenever that happens), I can move on with adult things. But for now, I will just do what I do every day as joyfully as possible! I really think it's all just a matter of checking your "inner-peace meter" and praying a lot to know that what you are doing is working and proper for you!

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  16. I haven't decided yet whether I'll be a stay-at-home mom or working mom. But I appreciate your insight! It's nice to have a job you love, isn't it?

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