Making the change to going back to work has opened my eyes to what many of you already struggle with - Balance. It has become something just out of my reach. The sayings of "if only there were more hours in a day" or "if only I could duplicate myself" now carry a heavier weight. The choice to go back to work was a voluntary one so I don't feel entitled to complain, however I am looking for solutions to problems I didn't have before. One in particular: I don't think I have cooked a dinner at home more than 10 times over the last 6 months. Those numbers may be slightly exaggerated but not by much, and by dinner I mean dinner food, not breakfast for dinner or Stouffers. Don't get me wrong, I do like Stouffers and it has gotten me out a pinch or two, but I mean a real home-cooked dinner.
As much as I said I would not complain and just did so, I love wearing all of the hats I mentioned above. I love my husband, my girls and my granddaughter and get the satisfaction of learning a new skill that helps people. I am blessed beyond measure.
I would love to hear what challenges you have had to face as a working parent and what solutions you have found to work.