Thursday, April 10, 2014

Paisley and Burgundy

I had my first working mommy moment this weekend. Well, it kind of happened twice. I've been waiting for it to happen so at least I was semi-prepared. It doesn't mean it felt good though. Claire had just gotten up from her afternoon nap so I was getting her a snack. Normally we feed her fruit or cheese or something. We had a packet of animal crackers though so I just got those out to feed her. 

She pointed right at the crackers and said, "Cackuh." Um, I did not teach you that word. That is not okay. I mean it's okay that she is learning so much, but having her go to daycare is a huge part of her waking hours that I don't get to be a part of. The daycare teacher also says she knows the sign for please, too. 

Button up-NY&Co | Cardigan-Target (similar, black and white similar) | Pants-Lauren Conrad via Goodwill (similar, similar, similar) | Flats-Payless (option, similar) | Necklace & bracelet-Groopdealz | Earrings-F21 (similar, similar)
I absolutely love being a mommy. Right now I would say it's my most important job. So being a working mommy is a tough line to walk. Times like this remind me of that. And the times she cries when I drop her off or the times I find she got a bump or bruise and it was someone else comforting her. I am so grateful for my breaks throughout the year and for summers off. That helps.
I totally respect women who can balance it all and work full time. And I also am amazed by women who work in the home as stay at home mommies. For me, I would love to go part time some day. Having extra time to run errands, spend time with my daughter, but still having a professional life seems like the dream for me! Hopefully one day it happens! Until then I will just keep my fingers crossed and give Claire an extra hug when I drop her off!
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  1. That paisley print cardi is so nice! :) It must be tough juggling work and taking care of your daughter, but I'm sure you are doing a fantastic job! :)

    Away From Blue

  2. Hahaha, I can just imagine her saying that word - so freaking cute. Dropping Vivian off at daycare each day is tough too, but it teaches them independence among other things.

    I like the pairing of Pastels on top with Darker Colors on the bottom. All your Jewelry here sparkles - so pretty!

  3. this is such a great outfit, i love the cardigan! i am amazed at all mothers, working or stay at home! ;)

  4. I am sure you are such a fabulous mommy--and the time you do spend with her is fabulous! I feel ya though--I don't have kids yet but if I do, I would love to go part time if it was possible! You also look fantastic--your hair is totally killing it in these photos :)



  5. First off, I've been a reader of your blog for quite awhile now, but this is the first time that I've commented. Today's post really struck a chord with me. I am a mommy of two little boys and I work outside the home full time as well. It is hard to be "okay" with it and even harder to find some sense of balance. Any time a "first" happens at daycare it always makes me sad. You never really get used to it. The only thing that makes it a little better is that our daycare provider is the BEST and since it can't be me that my boys spend so much of their time with, I'm glad that it's her.
    Like you, I would love to have the opportunity to work part time, but it's just not in the cards right now. I keep reminding myself that my time with them, although limited, is quality. And that they are learning independence and that it's okay to have good experiences and do fun things with someone who loves them almost as much as mommy and daddy :) Hang in there!

  6. Thanks so much for reading and especially for your comment. I am so glad you can relate. I feel so incredibly fortunate to have experienced the firsts I did with my daughter, but as you said, missing out on any is hard. We absolutely love our daycare, too and it does help. I see her get hugs and kisses and she is always happy to go there and play with her friends. I love how they teacher her baby signs and that it is a part of our church so we already knew the people when she started. We definitely try to make the most of our evenings and weekends, too! I really appreciate your reminder about having good experiences with people other than mommy and daddy, too!! Have a wonderful day and I hope one day a part time position will be a possibility for you! :)

  7. you're a great mom and she sounds like she's in an excellent day care. i love the snacks you feed her. it's good to start healthy. very nice outfit. i love your sweater.

  8. when I first read the story, I thought you were upset that she didn't say "cracker" and had this new name for it. whoops. haha. my husband really wants to be a stay at home dad, which really works best for us, but sometimes I think that I'd miss out on so much. either way, it's a tough gig, and admirable to those who do it (and do it well!)

  9. Loving that cardigan of yours! I can't imagine how hard it must be to feel like you've missed out on one of your daughters firsts!

    Chic on the Cheap

  10. Haha! Even being at home with one parent would be special! I think it would be more pictures and updates throughout the day. :)