Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Back to work update.

I dreaded going back to work, but it has been three weeks now so it's time for an update. The verdict?

I love both of my jobs.

When I am at work I wish that I was working in the dealership five days a week. My current arrangement allows me to work from home 10-15 hours per week and I am in the store three days. I absolutely love being part of a car dealership. It is exciting every day. I am challenged with different projects and with the opportunity to learn new skills. There are so many interesting people, from my coworkers to our vendors to our customers. There is never a dull day.

When I am home with my girls I wish I could be home seven days a week. I didn't know how much I would love being a mother. I didn't know that I would enjoy watching every small action of their daily lives. Today Ana rolled over for the first time. It is adorable. I could watch it 1000 times and still think it is beautiful. I don't want to miss a single moment of their lives.

So right now I am searching for balance. I have to say no to extra work responsibilities so that I am not overwhelmed at home. And when I arrive to work, I have to trust that my babies are in good care so that I can focus on my job. I miss them like crazy.

Who would want to leave these two goofballs?! ADORABLE!
I know that I can be happy doing both. I am truly blessed and grateful that my job is flexible so that I can spend time with my beautiful little girls.

Moms who work: how did you feel when you went back to work? What did you do to make it easier to balance work and being a mommy?


  1. They look so much older already!!!

    I am so happy to hear this. Woohooooooo!!!

  2. Can't comment on being a working mom, but I'm not always fond of being a working dad.

  3. Well for me it was a little different just because mine were older and when I did go back and they were still home with their dad. I hated that I was not able to go to the school and help. And I just knew Jeff was not doing things the way I would have. It was hard for me to give up control. That and coming home from work some days to see what the kids wore to school that day and was truly amused/embarassed/among other things LOL.

  4. Oh, they ARE cute. Love the expressions on their little faces. Babies are so sweet.

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