1. I (selfishly!) found the hardest thing about working full time was never being able to go for a drink after work! I really missed the social side of my colleagues. Everything felt like a slog, and that I had to ask permission to go out from him indoors. I ended up going part time to get some more time to do things alone! #KCACOLS

    • It’s so easy to feel guilty for wanting a bit of time away from the kids, but you need to do what’s right for you in order to find the balance between mummy and human! :o)

  2. I have a 5 week old baby so I’m on my maternity leave at the moment. I was the same in knowing that I will have to go back to work when it finishes. We have no choice. Living costs are so high nowadays that to provide for all of us comfortably we both have to work. I know its going to be a huge juggle at the end of the year when I go back to work! xx

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    • Aww a little newborn, I loved being on maternity leave, how are you finding it? It is difficult going back but you do get into the swing of it. I think what makes it harder for us is that my hubby does shift work so every other week baby K and I are by ourselves while he’s on night shift or working weekends, but I guess it could be worse 😊 xx

  3. Ah I can imagine how hard it can be, and how your juggling a million balls and waiting for one or two or three to drop! I’m sure that you are doing a brilliant job with your little one, and your job at work. Don’t doubt yourself. Claire x #KCACOLS

    • Thanks Claire means a lot. I think most mums feel a bit blah at some point regardless of whether you’re working or a stay at home mum, I guess it comes with the job description 😊 x

  4. Sounds like you’re doing great! It all gets easier as time goes on….well thats the positive way of looking at it:) mine are both at school but I have always worked and done it on my own so there wasnt much choice which is the same for so many out there. I did cry a fair bit but it was because I have always loved them so darn much:)


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    • 3 wow thats more than full time with a 3 day working week! Must be lovely having a big family, my hubby keeps saying he wants four little ones which is fine by me as long as working is an option and not a necessity! 😊 x

  5. I am six months in and it is still a juggle. Mornings are the worst by far, trying to get everyone out the door is a nightmare. They always want a specific toy, that you cant find, on the day you are late. Its not easy. Still I am enjoying being something other than just mummy. AS you say some days are hard and some days I feel like I can take on the world. xxx #twinklytuesday

    • Thanks for commenting Yvonne. I definitely agree about getting kids ready in the morning! Last weekend my terror was up at 5:30am both days, come Monday when I need him to be up early he decides he needs a lie in, I mean SERIOUSLY it’s like they know! xxx

  6. It is tough juggling everything & battling I’ll days, sports day, craft mornings, parent evenings etc but we all manage. As you said we are all doing our best & that’s all that matters. I’m lucky to only do 20 hours at work but it’s still a juggle. #kcacols lifeinthemumslane

    • I just think parenting is a juggle in general. I would love to still be able to work but maybe on days when baby K is at nursery, maybe in the near future :o) xx

  7. I’ve been back to work after my second baby for a month now. It is so tough. This week was particularly bad because we had V&D – yuck! I work from home so tried to struggle on with my girls home from nursery. I probably got one day’s work done out of three and know this means I have a lot to catch up on next week. I never appreciated how hard it would be until it happened to me #KCACOLS
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    • Oh god! I hope you’re all getting better, it’s hard enough to work from home when the kiddies are fine let alone when poorly. I’ve worked from home a couple of time when little man was unwell and it was difficult x

  8. Wow you have done already one year since you came back to work from you maternity leave!! That is a lot!! Well done!! I have not experienced this in the same way than you because when my maternity leave finished when I have my first daughter I was back to work but working from home so it was easier and less stressful. And with my second daughter I was made redundant just before I got pregnant so I was and I still am a SAHM, so also my experience was different. Therefore, I can’t really give a proper opinion but I’m sure that what you are feeling is what most working mums feel and think. I also think things should be made easier for working mums. Maybe there should always be a creche at work so you can check out your baby while working. I think this will make it less hard. Very interesting post. Thanks so much for sharing this at #KCACOLS. I’m so happy to have you for the 1st time. I hope that you like it and I would love to see you again on Sunday! 🙂 x
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    • Yes I have and I don’t know where the time has gone :o( This same thing happened to my friend, she was made redundant while on maternity leave so she took two years as a SAHM and when her little one started nursery she went back to work part time! I think that would be my ideal situation, not redundancy but being able to stay home and return to work when baby K is at nursery. It’s so funny as the other day I suggested to my client that we should have a creche on site as the building and company I work for are both quite big, maybe I’ll start a petition :o) I am luckier than some though, the people I work for are very understanding when little one is ill and I have to stay home as I can log in from anywhere, but sometimes it’s good to just have a melt down and rant! Thank you for taking the time to comment and for hosting, I’ll definitely be linking up again x

  9. I’m a firm believer that there is no ‘easy option’ once you’re a Mum! Working, at home, part time…they all have their down sides and ultimately, we are all wrecked with guilt! (And knackered)

    I’m at home at the moment, and each day can roll in to one, as you don’t have the appreciation for the ‘day at home’. I DEFINITELY need to sod the housework more and get down with the kids!
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    • I definitely agree. I think if you’re a working mum it’s easy to think the grass is greener and vice versa! I think this is my main problem too, when I’m home I end up trying to catch up on housework and what not and before I know it the day has gone by and I’ve hardly spent any time with my little one. Thanks for hosting and taking the time to comment x

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