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From A Game of Diapers To A Game of Thrones

After being on maternity leave for a year I went back to work this week. 

I am back at work and so far so good. I actually just started a new position on my return from leave so it has been very exciting in that regard. I am also lucky in that my work has been very understanding with regards to my availability etc.

On the down side, I feel bad for my parents who are helping out babysitting the kids. With just one it wasn’t so bad, but I get the idea they are a little overwhelmed with three (which I totally understand). I am happy that I was able to arrange my schedule so they only do a couple days a week, even if it means never having the same days off as my husband. I know we will get to spend time on Christmas day anyway, and that’s not that far away.

I am also learning to accept some new standards. The house won’t always be pristine, vacuumed, dishes done, laundry done, pantry full, but that’s okay. Basically, being a working mom means doing everything I was doing as a SAHM but also working 8 hours a day plus commute. If anything I think the dogs are really getting the short end of the stick because they don’t get the same walks, but it’s winter anyways.

Sorry for the rambling post, but time is short and I did want to say something. Hopefully it all comes together. I still feel better about being back now than I did after my last maternity leave so that’s a big help right there.

Now back to work!


About Shannon

I am a university educated full-time working mother of four children. Proudly Canadian, I freeze my butt off along with my loving partner, two dogs and a cat. I hope you enjoy reading my posts as much as I love writing them, but if you have nothing nice to say, don't say anything at all.


2 thoughts on “From A Game of Diapers To A Game of Thrones

  1. I’m so scared to go back to work. I’m the only adult here to hold up the fort, make meals, clean, walk the dog…and I’m supposed to do all of this PLUS work with my kid in daycare? How do you do it? 😦 It makes me want to weep.

    Posted by Lindsay | December 9, 2013, 1:00 pm
    • Awww! It’s not so bad once you get used to it. You also have to lower your expectations a bit. Who cares if you get a bit behind on the laundry, or you rely on leftovers a lot. I think the biggest obstacles we face are those that only exist in our minds. If you believe you can do it, you will. Best wishes and thanks for reading.

      Posted by Shannon | December 9, 2013, 7:00 pm

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