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Thursday, April 1, 2010

First Day at Work

Today was my first day back at work.  I'm working at home every day but Wednesday when I'm in the office (and of course when I'm at court or mediations), but I went in today to get organized, pick up my new cases, etc.  I have to say, I was so happy to be back!  Everyone was so welcoming, and my boss is being so great and understanding with my schedule.

I was initially supposed to go back on March 1st, but I just wasn't ready so I stretched it out to April 1st, which was the right thing to do because I was so ready to go back today!  Don't get me wrong, being a mommy is the greatest thing that ever happened to me, and I love being with my little peanut more than anything in the world, BUT being a stay at home mom is the hardest thing I've ever done!  I am in awe of women that stay at home with more than one child- you are rock stars!  This is the first time in SIX MONTHS that I didn't feel rushed, worried, scatter-brained, etc.  If I'm out with Ella, I'm rushed to get back to the house for naps or feedings.  If I'm not with Ella, I'm rushed to get back to the house to relieve the person watching her.  Today, I just felt relaxed.  I knew Ella was safe with my mom, and I finally felt like a 'real' person again sitting in my office, being around all adults, talking about was fabulous!

I am so hoping everything works out, and that this is the right balance of work and being a mommy.  I'm working 80% so that I am still able to do playdates and things during the day and not feel guilty about it.  I just feel so happy!  Maybe you really can have it all.

Now, talk to me in a month and see if I feel the same way. ;)


  1. Congrats!! It sounds like you have a great arrangement. Glad you had a good first day back.

  2. Woohoo! I'm glad your boss is being so flexible with your schedule, so you can have the best of both worlds. :)

  3. Hi, can I ask you where you found your nanny? Was it a referral? someone told me was good source. I'm going to have to go back to work after 4 months so I'm starting to stress about childcare (I'm in Tustin - right on the border of Irvine though). Thanks!

  4. We found ours on, which I highly recommend. We got tons of responses, I interviewed about 6 people, and so far, we've been really happy!