Working Mom Confessions

Happy Wednesday! I hope you are all having a great week! It’s been raining here for the past week and a half and I am so over it. Where did the sunshine go? Anyway, I’m in a confessional sort of mood, so I’m just going with it – working mom style. There are a lot of things that are hard about motherhood in general, and others that are pretty great, so here’s a little working mom perspective on things.

Working Mom Confessions

  • Out daycare provider had both breakthroughs with potty training and I’m totally okay with that. She’s trained three kids of her own plus lots of kids she’s watched, so I totally let her take the lead on it, and I’m glad I did. Way less stress for us.
  • Sometimes the weekend goes too fast and I want to be able to stay home…then Abbie has a meltdown and I remember why I work. I love her, but I also love working.
  • If I didn’t work, I have no idea how I’d get to my step goal every day. I feel like I get up and move around a lot at the office but not on my days off. Weird?
  • I keep my favorite snacks at work so my husband and Abbie can’t steal them (sorry Chris).
  • I really love how my coffee is always hot during the workweek. Especially since I can only have one cup of it now.
  • I also love going to the bathroom alone. Never gets old.
  • Talking to other moms at work about their kids is amazing. I learn so much from these women on a daily basis, whether they have older kids, younger kids, boys or girls. They’re also balancing this working parent thing and it’s nice to have people around who know what you’re going through.
  • Sometimes I’m a mom to people at work. Hey, some of them need it.
  • I really hate commuting. I’m so impressed how well Abbie handles the ride every day. She’s such a trooper (the ride from home to daycare is about bout 45 minutes, then Chris and I go another 20 minutes to our offices).
  • I often think about having Abbie in a daycare closer to home, but I adore our daycare provider (see the first bullet) and then she’d just be farther from our offices, which would be awful if she got sick at daycare. I guess it doesn’t matter, huh? We will have to put her in before and after school care once she enters kindergarten, and I’m dreading that as it is.
  • I’m nervous about how this new little girl will handle the commute after I return from maternity leave. I’m hoping she’s a champ like her big sister and will just get used to it.
  • I keep thinking how much more relaxed this maternity leave is going to be. Now, it’ll be hard, but I have a rough idea what to do. Plus, Abbie is still going to go to daycare while I’m out. We have to pay anyway to keep her spot, so she’s going – it’s better to keep her in her routine. I’m looking forward to having that alone time with our newest little one.
  • I am NOT looking forward to pumping when I go back to work this time, but I’m going to do my best. I refuse to stress myself out about it like last time. Abbie was completely on formula by 6 months, and she’s fine. As long as this baby gets fed, everything will be okay.
  • One of the reasons I like working is I like having a reason to get up and make myself presentable in the morning, although clothes are getting more difficult by the day with this bump I’m sporting. I’m still in that weird is she/isn’t she phase where sometimes it just looks like I ate too many donuts.
  • My job is not my dream job, but I’m okay with that. I’m pretty happy here regardless.
  • The pictures of Abbie on my desk are a year and a half old. I really should get on switching those out.

Moms, what are your confessions?

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10 Responses

  1. Amen to the sentiment that as long as the baby gets fed, it doesn’t matter how he or she is getting her nutrients! Also, oddly enough, I’m the opposite when it comes to my step count. I have a hard time hitting my goal during the week but can really knock it out of the park on the weekends.

  2. Yes to all of these things! I feel like working makes me truly enjoy my time at home even more! Being a working mom can be tough, but it can also be really rewarding!

    1. Yes! I just want to enjoy as much quality time on weekends as I can – I don’t get much during the week!

    1. True, and I thought of renaming it… but then so many were work-related so I didn’t. Then again, I consider what you do work so…. it applies anyway. 🙂

  3. I get a little flack from people not understanding why I keep Jack in daycare during the summer while I’m off work. I’m with you, I have to pay anyway and I don’t want to mess up his routine. Plus, he learns a lot. I like knowing that if I want to be flexible and keep him home when I want I can but also know I can send him and get some stuff done.

    1. Exactly! I will probably keep Abbie home here and there while I’m on maternity leave, but for the most part, it’s good for her to go to daycare! Plus, why should I pay for something and not use it!?

  4. Pumping at work is the worst! Ugh. I am so looking forward to be done soon! My daughter is 9.5 months, so the end is near. Praise!

I’m Jess! I’m a working mama of two sweet sisters living in the DC area. This is my space to share inspiration, real stories of working motherhood, recipes, style, and more! I can’t start my day without coffee and always try to show the real side of motherhood – the good and the challenging. I’m so glad you’re here – thanks for following along on my journey!

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