A New Chapter: Working Mama


I enjoy being at home with my baby. I really enjoy it. I love falling asleep together, waking up next to him, feeding him, playing and having "conversation". He's such a joy and the sweetest baby that I feel so Blessed to be able to call my son. For me, going back to work is more financial based than being bored at home. Sure, sometimes I crave a little time with other adults, but for the most part I actually enjoy being a stay at home mom. Yesterday I found out that I got a job that practically fell in my lap out of nowhere and while I'm grateful and ready to start this next chapter, I woke up equally as sad about this morning. Things are going to change. I don't know if I'm ready. Grey and I have been attached to hip for the past 9 months, I hardly go anywhere without him. Mothers go to work everyday, it can work - but I don't know anything else as a mother except being at my child's beck and call 24/7. I'm sure it won't be that bad and when I get down I just have to remind myself why I'm doing this. Ultimately it's because I want to eventually be home with him again but I'd feel comfortable with more financial cushion and a few things paid off. Tomorrow starts a new beginning, but also the countdown to the doing what I know I'm really called to do. I'm excited, nervous and sad all at the same time. Wish me luck.
 
HOW DID YOU DEAL WITH GOING BACK TO WORK?

love,
Jin

8 comments :

Former Fat Bride said...

I went back to work when Bradley was only 9 weeks old. Like you, it was because of financial reasons only. It was really hard at first..I found myself waking up at 4am just to get us ready and out the door to be on time to work at 7am. Luckily, we fell into a really good routine. I feel like he's in a good environment at his daycare, and I feel better contributing financially to our household. My goal is to eventually be a stay at home mom in the future, too!

(JIN) Love, Loss & Lacquer said...

Thank you so much for sharing your experience. I know it's going to be quite the adjustment but hopefully I can stick to my timeline.

Brown English Muffin said...

I know exactly how you feel....I had to go back for financial reasons too other wise I just LOVED being home with my little one....

Why did we burn our bras and demand equal rights again? LOL

Kimani Fisher said...

Well uhhh, I went back at 4 weeks and felt terrible! I missed adult interaction, but I miss my baby more. I know it will benefit her in the long run, so I do it with that in mind. Remember that he has a future, and those are expensive these days...

LaToya LouisvilleSlugger said...

I was sad at first... and still am. But then I realized that like you, this was also the best financial decisioin. AND I was thankful for the amount of time I DID have at home with her- most moms only get 6 to 8 weeks but I got a whole 10 months!

Congratulations on the new job!

Carla said...

I think I did pretty well with my transition the first time, the second didn't go so well. I didn't have support from my son's father so I had to go back to work sooner than I wanted to..sooner than I should have. It took a physical toll on me, but it was something that I had to do.

I think you're going to be just fine, especially since you know you're doing something to improve your finances. Small sacrifices are required in order to get what we want.

Kim Vannie said...

I hope the transition will go smoothly. Go forth in God's strength. Take care.

African American Mom said...

You just have to remember that ...this to shall pass. Hopefully you'll look back and realize that your family did benefit from this decision. Many blessings to you. When all else fails don't fall into a trap of your own guilt.

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