Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Back to school

Today was my first day back at school, and we had mixed results. This is my first class on campus since Nyla was born (who happened to make her debut on a class day in July - I had to cancel class). JJ's mom was kind enough to watch Nyla, who unfortunately spent most of the time crying and showed no interest in being bottle fed, at least she took a short nap. I have mixed feelings about going back to work. I love teaching. It was good to be back. I am lucky enough to work almost entirely at home. I love my job, well both jobs. Now, I just have to learn how to manage them. As is, I do most of my work after Nyla goes to sleep. Any advice on getting work done at home?

7 comments:

  1. I wish I could say that I had the answers when it comes to working from home with a baby. The only thing that made me happiest was scheduling time when I was NOT allowed to work- just for Apollo and I. Then I didn't feel guilty for not working on something I needed to finish, and I enjoyed the moment more. Also, late night working is great, if you are a night person.

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  2. Hmmm, I don't have anything inspiring to say, but I do know that you're an amazing mom and that you will learn to balance things perfectly. It just takes time to feel things out. I felt overwhelmed when Jackson was born.. He was my "second" job and time seems to take care of everything and you'll just find a new groove that will be perfect for Nyla, yet you'll manage work too! I have always admired you and you sharp mind. You will be fine!

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  3. I like jory's comment about scheduling time...for work and no work. I have complete confidence that with time you will settle into what works! good luck on getting going again!

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  4. I'm still trying to figure out the balance and I've been working from home for five years now. If you find the magic solution--please pass it my way.

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  5. I don't know about working from home...but getting housework done seems to be getting easier the older Evan gets. Now I can kind of involve him in it more than I could before he was mobile. Evan loves emptying the washing machine and the dryer. Also, going back to work gets easier with time. When you know your baby is in good hands and your baby is more used to you being gone, work will get easier to go to. I still can't wait to get back home to him, but that fact that his aunt and Gramma Jill are watching him and he has such a good time with them, and he is finally eating well, is a stress releiver for me. Just be patient and hang in there. It will get better as you both get used to it.

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  6. no advice from me, I keep thinking "did I enjoy him enough today, because I will never get it back" so I am totally still in la la land.

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  7. Alisa, way to go! Continuing your education is (in my small opinion)such a wise move. I hope little Nyla gets more accustomed to a little more time away from mommy. Keep it up!

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