Weekend Recap

Hello Monday…Hello Work

Happy Monday! Today I am linking with HeatherJohannah, and Lindsay for their fun weekly link-up, Hello Monday!

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Oh Mama’s out there, this morning is rough for me. I have already shed a few tears. Although I absolutely love my job, I also love spending time with my family and had a great time over Spring Break. You can see a little of what we did here.

My heart is a little heavy this morning as we gear up for this week. We have meetings and practices and obligations that will keep us busy. No more slow mornings or having the four of us together each day. No more little trips because we just feel like it. Now we are back to school, spelling tests, packing lunches, feeding Harold, meetings, baseball, quick dinner, bath time, reading time, repeat.

I know as I walk through the doors at work and see my co-workers my heart will become a little more joyful. I know as soon as my students pour through my doors excited to tell me about their own adventures that I will be happy and grateful to be back at work. As I get to finish out the rest of the school year and look AMAZING progress that only happens in kindergarten, I know my heart will be happy.

So while I am going to be missing my husband and kids like crazy today I thought I would list a couple things I am grateful for…

  1. Sunshine…today is supposed to be the first sunny day in what seems like forever.
  2. I get to run after school today!
  3. Guy has his first baseball game this week.
  4. I get to see my best friend Tara!
  5. We are making our Mother’s Day presents this week in class.
  6. Our church service was amazing this week and it left me feeling recharged, refreshed, and gave me a lot of things to think about in the coming week.
  7. I meal prepped for the week ahead.
  8. April is actually a pretty short work month for me.
  9. Only two and a half more weeks until our County Fair!
  10. My laundry is caught up, I have a potluck at work today (I am bringing cinnamon rolls), and my house is clean…the perfect way to start the week.

And here are a few pictures from our last little Spring Break hu-rah! The trampoline park.

Tell me, do you have working mom guilt too? Is it hard for you to send your kiddos back to school after a break or long weekend? What do you do to ease the working mom guilt? What things do you have to look forward to? I would love to hear!

-Jenna

16 thoughts on “Hello Monday…Hello Work

  1. Yup, right now the tears are flowing as I get ready to wake my boys in a few minutes and the busy back to school begins. Yesterday Joshua said, “I don’t want to go back to school I like all the time we had together.” If that doesn’t pull at your heart strings. BUT we can be grateful that we have a job that allows us so much extra time to be a mom. Looks like you had an awesome break and I’m so glad B was able to take the time off work to be with you!! I can’t wait to see you today!!

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    1. OHHHH that mom guilt is soooo hard. I am so grateful to have a job that allows me to have so much time off to be with my kids. That is one of the biggest benefits!

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  2. You have such a great attitude. Finding things to be grateful for is a good way to chase away sad feelings. I don’t work outside the home. Believe it or not, sometimes I have guilt or feelings of inadequacy for NOT working. So I guess we all struggle with those feelings in some way. Hang in there.

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    1. Thank you so much Tanya! I think we all struggle with feelings like that! Thank you SO much for sharing with me. I am so glad that I am not alone in the feelings!

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  3. I love the things you focused on, it’s so important to stay positive, it really does help! I stay home now, but worked until we had #3 and I always missed my little family so so much, especially after a long break or a vacation – hugs!!!

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    1. It is the hardest for me after a long break as well. I am sure even as your kids go back to school you miss them like crazy still as well. Thank you so much Lizzie, I am so grateful to know I am not alone!

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