1. Read a relevant, popular book on the subject and start taking action as I read. June Pick: Lean In, by Sheryl Sandberg
3. Try one new activity that may help me accomplish my goal. June activity: Begin a pumping routine that is manageable, and easy to maintain. Start the process to ultimately fulfill my larger goal of breastfeeding for my son’s first year.
4. Determine how I will involve the husband and kids so it’s a family experience, or at least, family benefit. June plan: Work with my husband and family to carve out new morning and evening routines to make my transition back to work as easy for everyone as possible.
Guess whose maternity leave is ending next week? Me! After a six month hiatus from work, and some quality time to explore what I really want at work and at home, I am returning to work part time in June. I’m excited to work again, but sad to say goodbye to this beautiful quality time with my newborn. And just as my family was developing a new routine with the newest member of the family, now we get to start all over and shake it up again. Going back to work is an adjustment for everyone. I want to make this as easy and smooth as possible.
This month, I am a WORKING mom.