Today is my one year anniversary for returning back to work after having our first baby. I had three wonderful months as a stay at home mom. Naturally, it was a transition coming back. Pumping during my breaks left me longing to hold our baby. I do not have regrets for reentering the workforce. I like the feeling that I am contributing to our family's household finances. Hubby & I both share the responsibilities of work and home life. Trust me, my husband has changed just as many diapers as I have! He has definitely picked more BOOGERS and sucked up more SNOT (with an aspirator) than I have! Hubby as Daddy is really cute! I can honestly say that as far as raising our baby, we have been equals (or as equal as we CAN be). With the exception of breastfeeding, my husband has done as much as I have in relation to child rearing. I am still one up on him though as far as incubating, body morphing, labor, and delivery!
As our family's needs change so may my work situation, but for now it is working for us. Ideally, I would love to secure a work from home opportunity.
In the year that I have been back in the workforce I have earned a raise, found an additional source of income via Sponsored blog posts, and have been saving for our future.
We are blessed that our son is in the loving care of his grandma during the day. Thankfully, I work VERY close to where we live. That in itself has eased my mind greatly when first leaving our son while I am at the office. With the support and understanding of my family I was able to return to work with a "NOT Guilty" frame of mind. It's such a great feeling when I walk through our door to our son's smiling face! Even greater when daddy walks in and we get our family group hug (kisses)! I'm only 8 short hours away from that moment!
We shall see what the 2nd year shall bring as a working mommy. I am hoping to find more time to squeeze (it's a TIGHT squeeze BTW) in more time to write. Thank you for those who have been following my journey as My Life as Mom!