I was asked to talk about my work-life balance by The Wooden Furniture store for their Family First Campaign. I’ve been back at work now for 10 months, the same period of time I ended up having off work, after Harrison was born. So every things back to normal, right? We’ve totally got this and I have such a good work-life balance, well not quite, not all the time.
Last week a few things happened which really made me reflect on how differently I approach and handle situations.
Has motherhood changed me?
I think so.
Eleven days. 1 day for each month he’s been born. Harrison didn’t cry this morning when I dropped him off at nursery.
He looked back at me, in the arms of another women.
I waved and smiled and mouthed ‘goodbye’. Then he was gone and I left.
Dropping Harrison off at nursery today, before work, out of no where I felt a tug at my working mum heart.
It was the first time I needed to express at work yesterday. I was in a new office, doing training, with new people, and no one knows I’m breastfeeding and expressing. Why would they?
Sat on the train, on the way to work in Birmingham, feeling sick in my stomach and glad I didn’t have time to put mascara on this morning.
Daddy is also starting a new job so we were both out of the house before 7am.