Monday, March 14, 2011

Back To Work

Today will be my first day back to work. Boy, was it a hectic morning. I have been up running around since 5:00 am. It will be so nice getting back to work and having a life outside of the house and the extra money will be nice too.

It seems like since I have been a stay at home mom, my children have become more dependent on me even though they are much older than they were before when I used to work out of the home in the past. They are more forgetful and require me to stay after them more getting ready for school. They are constantly forgetting to put their lunch money in their pocket even though I give it to them, forgetting their lunch or school ID. Then they have me running to the school at least once a week to bring them something they forgot. Maybe going back to work will be the best thing for them. They will have to learn to remember the things they need in school, because I won't be able to come and bring it to them if they forgot something.

I am just one of those women who need to be working for my sanity. It's a big part of who I am as my identity. Being a stay at home mom makes me feel weak and vulnerable and that is a very uncomfortable feeling for me even though I was doing some work out of my home. It wasn't enough income or to keep me busy. I love my children, but I have always worked since they were babies. Not to mention, I need the challenge mentally to keep my mind sharp. I am so happy to be going back to work for so many reasons.


  1. HI! I have a two year old and I definitely think He'll be in Pre-school in the next few years and I will be heading back to work because I'll need it for my sanity too. Anyway I am following from the Moody Monday blog hop. You look familiar in your profile picture so I thought i was already following you, but it turns out I'm not. Have a great monday and follow back when you get the chance!

    Heather From and Mommy Only Has Two Hands!

  2. I hope you had a great day today! I completely understand the need to work. I stayed at home until both of my girls were in school, then I returned to school myself. I graduated this December, and I am hoping to have a full-time job next school year. Like you, working is part of who I am and how I feel confident in myself.

    Thanks for blogging about your feelings. Sometimes moms get "beaten up" when they are honest and say that they need more than raising children in their lives. It's good to know that I am not alone.

  3. Glad for you! I hope all works out well for you and your family. I know a lot of women that must work outside of the home. I'm the opposite. I don't ever want to go back to work (outside my home). Have a good one! Keep up the good work!

  4. Thank you for stopping by and leaving such nice comments. Nope, your not alone. I love getting out of the house. :)


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