Monday 29 January 2018


So yesterday I officially went back to work and I am no longer on maternity leave . I have had a  love/hate relationship with being on maternity leave- I enjoyed the most part, but I honestly believe that being at home 24/7 really does have an affect on you, mentally.

I work from home during the week blogging so have decided to go back to work on Sundays - this way I don’t have to pay for childcare, which is that expensive, I would probably have to sell my soul to pay for it! , and also it gives Scott a day to actually see what it is like raising three children as well as running the house.

I woke up at 6am because I was that nervous! I made a coffee and got back in to bed and just kind of gave myself a pep talk ( I do that a lot if I’m feeling anxious ). I got ready , packed my bag and set off.

If you didn’t know, I am a community carer and my first few calls were ‘double ups’ - which require two people. I was on with a new face and I am a nervous wreck when it comes to new people, but we got on so well and had such a laugh, we exchanged numbers after the morning run .

The morning ended with Scott ringing me as Alessia had a high temperature and hadn’t woken up - by this point it was 12pm , so I got a lift off of the next worker I was with, which luckily was Scott’s cousin- and we drove home so I could check over my munchkin. She had been feeling poorly for a few days with a cough and a runny nose so I wasn’t surprised she had a temperature . I gave her some calpol , made her something to eat and sent her back to bed , hoping she would sleep it off.

Kadiann was in the bath having a long soak ( I was pretty jealous ha!) and Nila was flat out , so all was ok apart from my poorly Lessie bug- so we headed back to work.

The rest of the day ran smoothly - a client had a little fall, but apart from that , I slipped back in as if I had never left. Everyone was happy to see me and we had a catch up and I finished work at 6pm - very tired but feeling so good about myself . I needed this , I really did.

So I now have the best of both worlds - I get to do the school run every day , and also Work and provide for my babies and be me again, not just Mum. I couldn’t be happier with the set up , and in the end , I really had nothing to worry about :)

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