So, yet again I hear something about how my friend is struggling at work after going back from maternity leave. She works for a University and within a couple of weeks of coming back, she was told there was going to be an internal reorganisation and she would have to reapply for her job.
A Mum and an Accountant
I know I'm not the first person to be a mum and an accountant nor the last. I don't want this blog to be patronizing or offensive in anyway but hopefully some mums or potential mums might be able to relate to some of these blogs. It is simply my thoughts and how I'm getting through some of the juggling acts. Also, I know that in a few years I will probably have found something I enjoy doing or some sort of work life balance and will be in a less stressed out place but until then, or as I get there, I think I will vent all my frustrations out on these blogs! And the responses I've had to the blogs have been quite nice which spurs me on to keep going.
There are so many ‘How to …’ manuals out there, how to be an effective parent, how to potty train your kid in 7 days, how to blog, how to vlog, how to avoid tantrums, etc… that I thought I’d do my own tongue in cheek, how to manual.
By the end of this year, I will have to choose the school that my older daughter will be going to in September 2015. Apart from the fact that I have knots in my stomach thinking about her going to school (and I’m not even sure why), it’s so much work researching into it.
I fell over! We went to a party on a farm and the car park was covered in stones and I somehow managed to fall over even though I had my trainers on. I'm generally a clumsy person so that wasn't a major shock even though it's been a while.
It’s my eldest daughter’s birthday in September, so I thought I’d have a small barbeque with the family. I say small, but it’s turned into at least 30 people! My husband’s family is huge. So now I’m panicking slightly about that.
Even though my kids don’t go to school yet and the summer holidays don’t really affect them, the summer holidays this year have been great! With the nieces and nephew off from school, we’ve been out and about doing things.
I went to my mum’s house for the weekend but I had a little work left to do. I didn’t want to take my laptop so I created a shortcut on my ipad and checked that it worked and thought I’d do it on that when I had a little time.
I spent Friday night in A&E with my younger daughter, taking back all the bad things that I have ever said about her, even in jest. Mainly that she is too much hard work or that I had her too soon. I love her so much.
Up until now, all I have been thinking is that I need to work because it is what I have always done and I have worked and studied hard to get to where I am (until I went on maternity leave). I think if I stop, I won’t be able to get back into work or pick up from where I left.
I get so frustrated. Every time I want to go out or do anything without the kids and which involves my husband looking after the girls, I have to make a deal.