Back to Work

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So my 4 months of maternity leave have come and gone, and by this time next week I’ll be back in the office and Jacob will be starting daycare.

I suppose like any mom coming off of maternity leave, I have mixed feelings about going back to work. A part of me is going to have serious separation anxiety – I’ve been at home with Jacob for twice as long as I was with Kiara, and have not yet spent any longer than a few hours away from him. Then there’s the other part of me that is excited to be going back to spending the day interacting with people over the age of two who can speak in full sentences.

Regardless, I must say that it is such a joy to be the mom of my 2 under. It’s crazy that life in an instant became both way more complicated and way more simple all at the same time. Complicated in that I’m now responsible for the lives and upbringing of two tiny little humans – geting them out of the house for any reason takes 3x as long as it used to, and being INSIDE of the church during mass has been reduced to 50% on a lucky day. Simple in that great joy is found around every corner – the most exciting part of my day picking up a new stroller or getting Jacob to nap for 3 hours straight.

This well know quote by soon to be Saint Mother Teresa’s quote has taken on whole new meaning for me 🙂


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