I've always worked. Seriously. I remember going to my dad's shop, counting inventory, and cleaning when I was about 12. Before that, I remember picking apples during the summer at my grandma's for $5/bin. It may not sound like a lot, but $5 bought a lot of ice cream and candy. I liked it. I felt productive and I got some freedom, since I was making money and buying my own treats, even if i could only eat them when my mom allowed. This trend continued and I've climbed the ladder of business. Now, I work with a great team of people, but one thing has changed...Lucy.
When I was pregnant (and getting sick almost the whole 40 weeks) and I was working, I never imagined anything in my work life would change. Man, was I naive.
Dont get me wrong, there are a lot of positives of going back to work. Getting to see her face when I walk through the door is A M A Z I N G! Not to mention having adult conversations and having to challenge my brain in more ways than, "How will I get the laundry done, dishes done, and shower without waking her from her up from her nap?"
Fortunatley, due to the nature of my job, I was able to work a day a week from home. I still have access to phone and email, so that's a big part of the battle, but I can also do the marketing from home and shoot photos.
As you can see, Lucy never wants to miss the action. We were shooting one of our recipes for an upcoming eBook, on different ways to Kebab, and she wanted to be right in the mix. The beauty of the recipe trend, is it's only my hands in the shot. No one will ever know I've got a kid strapped to my back!
Give your mom a hug and thank her the next time you see her. If you're a mom, hang in there and don't feel bad for taking that extra minute for yourself during the day.