Nosiness Satisfied

November 10, 2009

I'm really no good at blogging while I'm on maternity leave. I guess I'm just too busy doing other things right now--like forgetting to bring Maggie while I go to pick up James from school (only happened once and I swear I won't do it again), cheating on Weight Watchers, and nursing in front of our huge picture window that faces the street.

See? Very busy.

Now, before I sign off to make myself a snack, I guess I'll quench your nosiness--because I know, for a fact, that a lot of you are wondering.

Yes, I'm going back to work in two weeks.

And here's the very detailed background information for the nosiest of readers out there:

I was a stay-at-home mom with James--for almost three years. If you want me to get super technical about it, I was in grad school when James was a baby. I went back to school when James was five weeks old, so with the exception of weekend trips to the library, a class here and there, and study sessions at Starbucks, James and I were together all the time.

We were still living in Texas when I finished school, and James had just turned two. Jared had six more months to go until he graduated, so instead of diving into my career in a state we were about to leave, I took a babysitting job.

"A babysitter with a master's degree." I can't quite remember, but I think that was the tag line on my blog for a while.

I went back to work full-time when we moved back to New England in 2008. Jared stayed home with James while he figured out the details of opening up his practice. You know--getting licensed, selecting a font for his sign, finding well-fitting trousers that would keep the lady patients coming back. I've got to say, you'd be absolutely flabbergasted by the level of planning that went into it.

When Jared opened his practice, I switched jobs and landed where I am now--in a part-time gig. Someone had to put a nice dinner on the table every night, and unless I was happy to eat a bowl of Cracker Jacks at 9:30pm, that 'someone' had to be me.

Seriously, where was I going with this?

Right. I'm going back to work when Maggie's six weeks old.

But get this--I'm going back to work, part-time, from home, and Maggie's staying with me.

So instead of checking peoples' status updates on Facebook every morning for four hours while James is at school, I'll do some work. You can laugh all you want, but I honestly think it will be very manageable.

I'm one lucky girl.

And the Board of Directors? They're one super lucky group of old guys. Who else gets to have a snugly, little infant at every single meeting?

So there you have it. Nosiness satisfied--and you didn't even have to come right out and ask.


Christina said...

Working outside the home when you have a cute new baby is for the birds! I tried it, it lasted 2 1/2 weeks. Which really boils down to 3 days of me crying when I had to leave Hannah, having to take breaks for pumping at work while my evil boss scowled, and flying like a maniac to get back home to be with my baby. Then I put in notice. Best decision ever! Now I run my little photo biz from home and spend all kinds of time with my little peanut. You know, when I'm not on blogger.

SAH and WFH mommys rock!

Christina McKinney

Diana said...

being able to work from home and have my second baby with me was such a great experience.

Anonymous said...

I seriously wish the banking business would get on board with work at home. Unfortunately, banks employe old fogie bosses (yes, even the female ones) who have no comprehension of flexibility and think they have to watch you like a hawk to get your work done so they don't think work-at-home will work.

Good for you getting to be at home! I envy you!!!

funderson said...

Phew! My nosiness has never been so satisfied....

chattypatra said...

I want to work from home! :)

X-Country2 said...

What a great gig. Nice work!

Sue said...

HEY. I'm a part-time work from home mom too. In fact, I'm working RIGHT NOW. Or rather, I'm supposed to be. (Eight years of working from home and I still have no self-discipline whatsoever.)

I actually have a part-time nanny, because the one thing I've learned is that it is next to impossible to get anything done when your kids know that you are home, unless you are holed up in a room out of their line of sight. If you figure out a different way to do it, you will have to share your secret with me.

Man, I feel like I'm stalking you or something. First Facebook, now the blog. (Don't be frightened.)

Michemily said...

How about part-time work from at home . . . in Germany? Got any of that for me?

Noelle said...

i was fortunate enough to be able to return to work part-time with my youngest...and my boss bought a playpen and toys for my office so i could bring her to work with me. she was a "community baby" for the first YEAR, crawling and then walking from office to office visiting everyone!

Rachel said...

Sounds like a plan! Glad you'll get to be with your girlie and afford to eat well-balanced meals (when you actually have time to make them since your girlie is so cute and distracting.)

Chief said...

Yu are very, very, lucky to have such a great gig

JAMIE said...

Good for you! Sounds great!

Grandma said...

Put on the Life is Good shirt:)))