Working mommies unite! All of us know the struggle is real. From juggling schedules to pumping milk or mixing formula to racing against traffic to make it to that meeting or to pick up our precious little one before we are dinged $50 for being late, being a working mommy can feel like a circus (which is a nice way of saying it can feel pretty sh*tty).
To help you get through those tough moments, here are 3 tips for every working mommy. And if you have your own to share, PLEASE DO! We are all in this together! Enjoy 🙂
1. Get dressed AFTER the baby has eaten. I learned this the hard way. I thought I was being so on top of things and such a go-getter by waking up early to do my hair and makeup and get dressed before the Little Yankee woke up. NOPE! Instead, I had to redo everything (ha! totes did not redo my hair or makeup) after my little darling spilled applesauce on himself, the table, the dog, and me.
2. If at all possible, buy two car seats. So I must admit that I have not followed my own advice on this one but there has definitely been more than one occasion where I have wished that I had. Learn from my mistakes! When you are juggling three or more schedules, something is bound to happen or you are bound to forget something or someone is bound to run late. There is nothing worse than realizing you need your husband's car, or he needs yours, 10 minutes after one of you was supposed to be somewhere.
3. Allow multi-tasking to take on new meaning. Pray your rosary in the car going from drop-off to the office. Do the laundry the night before, but fold it in the morning. Feel free to do your makeup in the bathroom at the office. Whatever makes your day easier, DO IT. No matter how out of the ordinary it may seem.
And never forget... you got this!
Ok, future esquires. I've already given my own tips on applying to law schools. This seems like a popular topic lately, so be sure to check out these pointers as well. If you have any questions about applying to law school, law school itself, and life as an attorney - feel free to contact me personally! I would love to hear from you 🙂
This is an excellent read for any woman who made the important decision to stay home with her little ones - who now aren't so little - and so she now wants to reenter the workplace. Read the full article here!
"When Gefsky was ready to return to work after 8 years, she had a hard time getting back in, despite her credentials and experience...So Gefsky and Niccole Kroll started Après, a LinkedIn-type platform built to help women with gaps in their resume."
Once again, Scary Mommy says it all. Read the full post here.
"Yes, when you tell me I have to stay a few minutes extra, I freak out a little inside. Paying a dollar for each minute I’m late for day care pick-up doesn’t equal the pay I’m making for the extra time I’m staying.
Yes, I know that my pants are looking a little shorter on me and the buttons of my shirt are a little tighter. Everything is fitting differently than it did before baby, and I don’t have the time or energy to shop.
Yes, I know that my baby is refusing the bottle.
Yes, I know that she is extremely fussy as she waits for me to get off work so she can feed. Please don’t kick me out of day care.
Yes, I know I should be eating healthy, but I’m too tired to rush to the grocery store with my baby after work. Can we just order takeout again tonight?
Yes, I know you aren’t supposed to rock your baby to sleep every single night. I can’t handle letting her cry it out because I am so tired.
Yes I know that this too shall pass. But it doesn’t make today or tomorrow any easier."
I like my job and I love my baby - I'm a working mommy.
Most days, I'm pretty ok with it. Before the Little Yankee was born, my boss and I worked out my maternity leave in such a way that allowed me to ease back into my job - which was a true blessing. Some women may not have this flexibility; some may have more; some may not return to work at all. But for those of us who did come back to our jobs, check out the tips from Scary Mommy to help prepare yourself for your first day back.